With the increase in “gray divorces,” more studies are considering the impact on children over 18.
Support groups and media even have an acronym for adult children of divorce (ACOD), and a recent movie with this acronym as its title — a comedy, no less — addresses the topic.
Online Dating Myth #2: A cute profile pic = a cute date. I'm amazed sometimes, even in a person's range of photos how they mix in the youthful babe shots with the "here's what I look like today at 45," but they forget to tell you which is which. But from the lack of compassion in online dating you'd never know.
Online Dating Truth #3: Cute dudes are not always assholes, cute girls are not always stuck up princesses.
Two of them are still close friends and Facebook cheerleaders. Some want to lure you off to a pay-per-view site where they can show you the "real pics." And "Don't worry," these porn saleswomen say, "Registration is free." Oh, and look for the cutie who is 10-15 years younger than you, within 500 miles and has an age range between 35-75.
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As divorce rates among adults 50 and older continue to hit an all-time high, adult children of long-time married couples can find themselves shocked when their folks announce they're splitting — and find themselves grieving with few places to turn.
People, including the adult kids themselves, often assume "parental divorce won't hurt an adult child," said Brooke Lea Foster, author of "The Way They Were: Dealing With Your Parents' Divorce After a Lifetime of Marriage" (Three Rivers Press).
Instead, in addition to feelings of bewilderment and loss, adult children find themselves in all sorts of uncomfortable situations that younger children are usually spared, like hearing about a parent's dating life, Foster says.