Are Middle-aged Women Really Done With Men?

When I asked a friend recently how she’s doing, she paused and answered, “I keep wondering if this is all there is.”

She, like me, is 50-something and like many 50-somethings we are empty-nesters or about to be empty-nesters; we’re either 20-something years into a marriage or divorced. We’re in the so-called “midlife crisis” years, a time when we question what we’ve done (and, more…