Here is proof that you're never too old to start over.
In a recent interview, Jane Fonda admits that she didn't "feel whole" until her sixties after making the hardest decision of her life — leaving her husband of 10 years!
She opened up to Oprah on Sunday's episode of Oprah Presents Master Class about her painful split with media mogul Ted Turner, saying:
"I remember when I was 62 and I had done something that was very, very, very painful and difficult. I had left Ted Turner, my third husband, who I loved very, very much."
Although difficult, she knew in her heart she had made the right decision. "I knew that I would die married and rich, but not whole," she revealed.
At 62, Jane was finally able to find herself by simply spending time by herself, continuing:
"I moved into the guest room in my daughter's home. It was a small room with no closet, me and my golden retriever, and it was perfect. I was so raw and so sad, and at the same time I could feel myself moving back into myself. I knew — I knew! — that hard and painful as this was, that I wasn't scared of being alone. I wasn't scared for the first time in my life to not be with a man, and that whatever lay in front of me, I would be able to do it as a whole person. It was a seminal moment for me."
This is an important reminder to never fear growing old or being alone when you get there, but instead focus on living your life to fullest in the present. For Jane, her leap into uncertainty was totally worth it, sharing:
"Everything came late to me — my voice, my becoming whole, my learning intimacy. All those things happened after I turned 60 and I think it's a very hopeful lesson. It is never too late."
We hope others can learn from her experience. If you're not in a healthy and happy relationship, it's never too late to get out of it and move on!
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