for divorce, widowhood

Much of my writing about single life is about people who have always been single, or about all unmarried people, regardless of whether they have always been single or have previously been married. But I do occasionally write specifically about people who are divorced and people who are widowed. Here are some of those articles, along with some writings on remarriage.


Adjusting to being single again: What we can learn by listening for just 30 seconds

What is the divorce rate, really?

Why do Boomers divorce so much more than everyone else?

Big sex difference in filing for divorce

Becoming single again: People who are kind to themselves do it better

Is divorce contagious? Maybe it’s something else that’s catching on

Who is divorce toughest on?

Single-again and single after 40

Celebrating an ending

Celebrating senior singlehood: Guest post by Tricia Hoffman

Identity and the separated person: How does Maria Shriver see herself now?

Bad marriage? Don’t be bribed or shamed into staying

Can you tell which happy couples will end up divorced?

Why divorced people are the key to understanding marriage


Is widowhood more difficult now than several decades ago?

Will you get to choose whether to live on your own?

Divorce and Widowhood

Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

Is marriage less appealing to people who have already tried it?


One married, twice shy: Remarriage rates are plummeting

Another spin on the marriage-go-round: New data on Americans who marry over and over again

Why remarry? The best and worst answers and the set up in the question

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