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Grey Divorce and Empty Nesters: A clinician's approach to tackling unique challenges in older adult relationships
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An April 2021 report released by the U.S. Census Department found that 34.9 percent of all Americans who got divorced in the previous calendar year were aged 55 or older. Part of the reason is due to couples experiencing the phenomenon known as empty nest which often leads to divorce as a fallout in the family unit when older children move on to the next phase of life. The divorce amongst these couples is often because the lack of children as a focus, puts a spotlight on relationships that have been neglected or ignored.
As society embraces seventy as being the new fifty, decades long marriages are ending at an astonishing rate, making them currently the largest segment of the population to seek divorce. As a result, a new term known as Grey Divorce has made its way into the collective vernacular.

Join us for an online seminar presented by Certified Gottman Therapist, Dr. Dana McNeil, about working with older couples and the issues happening in their modern relationships. Learn about the issues arising in relationships in the later stages of life and what to take into consideration in your approach and evaluation of the health of the relationship. This discussion will also include conversations about the lack of societal recognition of the important life changes happening for older adults that can lead to disenfranchised grief and
disconnection between older partners.

During this workshop, learn how the stressors and challenges that dealing with older children leaving (or not leaving home), divorce, sex after 50, dating as an older adult, and declining health all play into the mental health and impact the motivation for problem-solving in aging couples.

Aug 11, 2022 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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