Starting Over At 50 Can Be Done, Here’s How

While I don’t know your exact situation, I’m guessing that starting over at 50 was not something you ever thought about or planned for. The social narrative that governs our lives for decades is that of a linear progression.

Starting Over At 50 Years Old vs. As A Young Adult

There is a growing cultural bias toward aging that older adults face. Many of the issues that younger people have to deal with for the first time, older folks see for a second or third round. Things such as raising children, marriage, death of loved ones, and health issues are familiar ground for those over 50.

Hitting Rock Bottom

Experiencing a devastating midlife crisis can be more than just struggling to come to terms associated with aging. The loss of your support structure can cause even the healthiest individuals to go into panic mode.


More and more older Americans see their finances in dire straits. Ideas like retirement, which have always been a part of the American psyche, are being questioned.


Divorce is a significant obstacle in people’s lives. You spend 10, 20, or even 30 years with someone, and all of a sudden, your common path splits apart. Although separations can be amicable, a divorce is enough to send anyone’s life into a tailspin.

Illness Or Injury

A severe health issue is enough to knock anyone off the path of life. In an environment with pollutants, foods high in preservatives, and stressful working conditions, maintaining good health is challenging.

Emotional Trauma

The over 50 age group often overlooks emotional health. Any of the previous life obstacles can trigger trauma and debilitating emotional and mental health issues.

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