Plastic Surgery After Midlife Divorce?

2018-01-14T20:01:12+00:00

Our Harshest Critic

After a midlife divorce, we often become overly critical of our appearance. We join a health club, or even get plastic surgery because we think if we just looked a little younger, our wasband wouldn’t have been attracted to that 32-year-old.

Fact: If he is the kind of man that cheats, it doesn’t matter how gorgeous you are. It’s about his lack of integrity, not how you look.

Too Much Of A Good Thing

I was one of those women who joined a health club while in the process of divorce. Though it was just as much to even out my emotions, as it was to have “buns of steel.”  I admit, I did love the new slimmer body I achieved in the process of those challenging workouts!

But how many of us have seen 60, 50 or even 40-year-olds who try to be victorious in the un-winnable war against aging? I’m all for doing whatever we can to look our best at every age; in fact more than 25 years ago, I tried to get rid of my own frown lines. But if we take it too far, sometimes it can get embarrassing!

Love YOU!

Let’s revel and rejoice in the full, fun, fine-wine women we are, and let our wasbands worry about people thinking they are their girlfriend’s dads.

Have a wonderful day appreciating the amazing woman you are! I’m going to practice what I preach (frown lines and all)! My next step is to accept this gray that keeps forcing its way into my hair…

“So my dear friends, listen carefully, those who embrace these my ways are most blessed. Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don’t squander your precious life.” ~ Proverbs 8:32-33 (The Message)

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About the Author:

Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.

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