Wikivorce are working with a PhD researcher on a study about middle-aged women facing divorce after a long marriage. We have seen the numbers grow in recent years and think a good hard look at the impact of this trend is well overdue. We'd like to encourage anyone who thinks they may be eligible to read the following article and complete the questionnaire.
Thank you for your help.
How Do Women With An Empty Nest Make Sense Of Midlife Marital Breakdown
A couple of months ago I posted a short article on Wikivorce to help recruit participants for my PhD study on female midlife marital breakdown. The response was fantastic and the women I have interviewed have been very nice about the experience.
“Thank you for your kind, considerate and friendly approach to what is a very difficult time for most of us. It was actually very therapeutic, not sure if its supposed to be, but talking to someone with a clean slate, that you haven’t bored stupid for the length of your problems, actually made me realise how far I have travelled along this road. More importantly, how strong I have become without even realising. I didn't cry and that is a first for me. Thank you again and I very much look forward to meeting you again.”
I am now ready to recruit a new batch of participants and I’m hoping you can help. I will need to talk to you twice; once now and once in a year’s time. The interviews are conducted face to face and I am happy to travel.
I’m looking for women who are
Have adult children
Have already received Decree Nisi,
Have NOT yet received Decree Absolute.
Have used mediation or a solicitor
That final point is important because I intend to examine the differences between taking a legal route to divorce, or using mediation. If you have used mediation beyond the MIAM stage to resolve any, or all of their financial issues, I would be particularly interested in talking to you.
If you think you might be a suitable candidate, do please fill in the questionnaire and I will be in touch shortly. Many thanks. Suzi Godson
“I met Suzi today and had a lovely chat - talked about all kinds of stuff. Cathartic. Also looking forward to seeing Suzi in a year's time - hoping by then I will be divorced AND living in a new home!”
Please sign up if you fit the bill. Talking to someone totally non judgemental really helped me put things into perspective. She is so lovely and so easy to talk to.
Big hugs to everyone going through this nightmare. x
Just a note to say that I have put a little bit more information in my personal profile as well as an email address to contact me directly. I only need nine more women to complete the study. Willing to travel.
It was so lovely to talk to you and you really are doing incredibly well considering what you have been through. Total admiration. Really looking forward to meeting you again next year when all of this is just a bad memory. Suzi x