We are living longer and in the 21st Century, we have jettisoned the idea that you ‘make your bed, you have to lie in it.’ People increasingly feel they are entitled to a second chance and once children have begun to leave home, or elderly parents no longer need to be looked after, people look at their relationships and re-evaluate.  The possibility of new relationships or a new adventure is no longer only the domain of the young. Divorcing at any time of life takes courage and resolve, but the increased statistic of divorcing in your 50s shows that there is life to be had and untying from the old is a very effective way of getting on with the new.