Maybe your marriage began this way. Suddenly, you realized you’re in love and want nothing more than to spend the rest of your life with this perfect person by your side. Sunbeams followed you, birds sang to you, and the entire universe stood in awe of your love. There was no mistake, this was a match made in heaven, and you thought that you would be one of those very lucky few who find themselves celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
But, in reality, people change. Events and circumstances change. Things that you found so cute seven years ago, are just annoying and frustrating now. The ship of your marriage has begun to flounder in turbulent waters, and now you find yourself navigating your divorce well shy of that 50th anniversary.