There's no such thing when you want to be free
It's a new age in the world of relationships. Two hundred years ago, people married young and died at the ripe age of 40. Nowadays, 40 is just getting the party started. Advances in medicine and lifestyle choices have prolonged life for the world en masse. So when people married for two decades in their forties look down the road, "Am I too old to divorce" becomes a legitimate question. But how can you be sure. Well, asking yourself the following questions could provide a start.
Are You Still "Husband And Wife"? Basic question, but still a legitimate one. Marriages sometimes grow apart after a long time, and while routine isn't the question, whether or not you still enjoy the romantic notion of life together is. There's a point where you cross into the life of an unromantic couple, and that's regardless of age. If you have, it might be time to answer the next question.
Do You Still Like Them? Let's face it, after a while you're not the person your spouse originally married. But that's not usually in the negative—the result is a loving, evolving relationship. But sometimes, spouses become people who you'd rather not be even in the same room with. Just because you're 45 doesn't mean you have to be with them for the rest of your life. There's still plenty more to live!?
How Emotionally Attached Are You? This is a loaded question, but think about it for a while. After living with them for a decade-plus, how will you deals with not making love to your spouse? Does waking up to them make your life a whole level better, even if during the day you can't stand that they don't do the dishes or leave their dirty socks out? Once you are divorced, will you miss them, and ironically, their defects?
Finances While the idea of money being a deciding factor sucks, you have to be a realist. And this isn't just for housewives or home husbands—couples with two incomes need every dime, and separating only to find that they can't afford a place to live or the basics makes this a very large question. The world has changed in the past ten years with new economic sectors gaining steam and old ones gone. Can you go it alone?