Dr Sue Palmer-Conn

Chartered Psychologist

COACH TO DIVORCING WOMEN OVER 50

 

 

We support women over 50 throughout their divorce journey. Before you decide on going down the divorce route we can help you to make the decision to make up or break up; during your divorce we will be part of your support triangle with your legal and financial advisers; after the divorce we will support you to move on and thrive. If you need help, support or advice at any stage, please get in touch. Getting divorced at any age is a traumatic experience. Getting divorced at over 50 can be devastating. Whilst divorce rates in general are falling, rates for the over 50's has doubled in the last 20 years.

I went through a divorce at 50 after 25 years of marriage. It was totally unexpected and I was totally unprepared. I'd been a stay-at-home mum, then worked very part-time as a teacher to be able to support my husband's ambitions to climb his career ladder.

I had no-one to turn to and fought my way through the jungle of divorce - the legal system, the finances, building a new career, retirement planning and trying to ensure my adult children weren't affected. Although I made some huge mistakes along the way, I came out the other end more confident, more resilient, more independent than I'd ever been but how I wish I'd had someone to support me along the way; someone to lift  me when I was down, tell me this was only a temporary reality, someone to help me set and meet my goals.

Now I'm about to retire my goal is to help women who find themselves in the position I was in 17 years ago. I promise to help you thrive not just survive, to bounce-back stronger, more confident and more successful as an independent person not just someone else's other half.