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Silver Splitters: The “Other Shade of Gray”


A growing number of people are divorcing as they near retirement age. In the last 20 years, the divorce rate has more than doubled for men and women ages 50 and older. It’s a trend with taxing ripple effects that can be felt emotionally, socially, financially, and in other ways.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guests Rita DeMaria and Scott Haltzman discuss “Silver Splitters”– older adults who face divorce.

Rita DeMaria is a distinguished professor, marriage and family therapist, author, researcher, and relationship educator. She is the founder of The Relationship Center.

Scott Haltzman is a geriatric psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association. He’s the author of many books including The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity and The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment.

Photo by Marcel Oosterwijk on Flickr


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