While the world is scratching its proverbial head about the dissolution of a seemingly happy marriage, others see a cup half full. The Gores have shared a long life together and now each has the opportunity to move forward into another phase. While growing apart may not have been hoped for, as mediators we do have occasion to work with empty nesters. Often we are struck by the wisdom and generosity of spirit with which divorcing couples, particularly those nearing retirement, approach decisions about how to manage financially later in life. Often, they express concern for protecting a decent standard of living, ensuring health insurance and saving whatever they can of their nest egg for their children. Apart from inventing the internet and calling attention to climate change, the Gores now add to their illustrious list, the civilized, dignified and compassionate divorce.
Check out the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/fashion/06gore.html?ref=fashion
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