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The “EX” Factor: Why Men and Women Over 50 Don’t Remarry!

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Author: RJ Lancaster

Article source: Used with author's permission.

Thinking about remarrying? Consider these reasons why others have chosen not to. One out of two marriages ends in divorce. 60% of second marriages fail. 66% of marriages and living together situations end in break up according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more…

The "EX" Factor: Why Men and Women Over 50 Don't Remarry

In focus groups conducted by this author with men and women over 50 and divorced, five major reasons why they don't want to remarry surfaced. Finances are the prevalent concern of both groups.


• Debt responsibility of a new partner
• Alimony and child support payments
• Family inheritance issues
• Financial responsibility for stepchildren
• Financial responsibility for elderly parents


• Deteriorating health of partner
• Caregiver responsibilities
• Lack of healthcare coverage
• Health issues of the extended family
• Differences in beliefs of medical treatment-homeopathic versus prescription medicines


• Strained relationships with partner's children
• Holiday sharing
• Gift giving
• Wills, trusts, and inheritance
• Visitation and caring for children and grandchildren


• Loss of freedom
• Set in their ways
• Lifestyle changes
• Lack of common interests
• Co-mingling of household goods and possessions


• Family acceptance
• Challenges of meeting potential partners
• Different religious affiliations
• Acceptance of friends
• Differences in social etiquette

Currently, R.J. is co-authoring He Feels, She Feels-Dating, Relationships and Remarrying After 50. He invites you to complete their survey on his website, ( to further their research. As a thank you, R.J. will send you an E-book of your choice as listed on his website. E-mail R.J. with your preference upon completion of the survey.

Ryan James (R.J.) Lancaster is the president of the Education & Learning Institute, a research, seminar and publishing company. He helps organizations and individuals think differently to ensure their success. He is also a professional speaker and author of E-books.

Contact information: (602) 274-4609 Email: Website:

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