According to the Pew Research Center, the number of people over the age of 50 who live with their partner, to whom they are not married to, is skyrocketing. The rate of "gray cohabitation" grew by an astounding 75 percent between 2007 and 2016. That's a rise from 2.3 million to 4 million over the course of a decade among those over 50. The number of cohabitaters over age 65 doubled over the same period.
Divorcing after 50 may seem like a terrifying prospect. However, you may be better equipped to handle a divorce versus women that are in their twenties or thirties. You have had time to establish yourself financially. In addition, you may also be able to handle the rollercoaster of emotions and mental challenges due to your life experiences.