David and Holly Petraeus don't fit the mold, say, of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, since Holly Petraeus has not been nearly as prominent as her military-hero-turned-CIA-chief husband of 38 years.
And we don't know, yet, whether their marriage will survive.
Sadly, and often with great affection for each other, the couple say "enough." And, yes, couples are saying that more often these days. And then, of course, we're now looking at the aging of the boomers.
They're different from the 50-year-olds who lived before them.
Whether it's been one year or six since the divorce decree, you may never know with absolute clarity that you're truly ready for another relationship.
The AARP Sex, Romance and Relationships Survey on the sexuality of people 45 and older found that extramarital affairs happen for only a relatively small number of couples.And although we don't celebrate divorce in this country, we are not afraid of it, either. Did you or someone you know divorce after a long-term marriage?What were the contributing factors and what advice would you give other couples struggling to hold it together?Or she gets ambitious and he wants to relax, cut down, travel, and play golf.Lack of communication and loss of trust are also issues that can seriously push a marriage toward divorce.
It could be a change in jobs, health, children's lives, personal ambitions or any number of other triggers.