As a single, childless, mid-thirty-something, I’m an anomaly amongst my group of friends. With the exception of a few couples who are still going strong, most of my close friends who got married in their twenties are either going through separations or are divorced and now remarried to new partners. As my friend put it, “divorced is the new single.”
I liken this shift to the fact that many of us are simply being more realistic about our relationships and aren’t afraid to admit that what worked in our early twenties, doesn’t necessarily work in our thirties. This isn’t to say that divorce is any less painful or traumatic for the people involved. Re-entering the dating scene can also feel daunting.
“It’s amazing to me how so many divorced singles feel as if being labelled as “divorced” has a negative stigma. Over 50% of all marriages across North America end in divorce so it’s just a fact, rather than a negative meaning,” says Carmellia Ray, a Matchmaker, Dating Coach and Relationship Expert based in Toronto.
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