Why My Cousin Getting Married Again at 50+ Years Old Is a Bad Idea

5 min readAug 30, 2023
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I have a philosophy that some won’t agree with- but here goes: Those over 50 should not get married in big, splashy weddings. Especially if it’s their second wedding.

Traditionally, weddings are for young people. Period. I know a lot of people will disagree with me but I don’t see the point after a certain age.

I recently read about Rupert Murdoch’s 5th wedding. He is 95 years old and probably has 5 seconds left on the planet. His bride is 66, so at least a little age appropriate. At least she is not 20.

Last week, along with my own AARP invites (even though I am still too young), a thick creamy envelope showed up in my mailbox. I hardly get mail anymore, everything is online now, but I knew it was a wedding invite.


With a creeping sense of dread, I opened it. And it was who I thought it was going to be. It was my cousin’s ex-wife, announcing she was getting married again.




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