One day in 2011, Virginia Koerber, of Lake Villa, Ill., recalled, she “woke up with a new life.” At 65, she got divorced.
“At an age when I had thought we’d travel and be retired, I was on my own,” she said.
People may marry “forever,” Koerber said, noting that her parents were married for 56 years, but “it doesn’t always turn out that way.”
Now, Koerber is part of a growing club: people who divorce after age 50. The divorce rate for this group doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a study by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
For more, read Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.