When any couple decides to break up, it’s sad news. When they’ve been together for 33 years, it’s even harder to digest. So hearing that Ozzy Osbourne has moved out of the marital home he shared with long-time rock, Sharon, makes us all hurt.
There is increasing chatter on social media from people asking why you would split after such a long marriage, especially at “their age”. Ozzy is 67, Sharon is 63, but that is entirely beside the point.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been married for three years or thirty three, if you’re miserable you are entitled to pursue happiness. If you aren’t being treated in a way that fulfils you, you can choose to draw a line and seek more contentment in a different direction.
The year on your birth certificate is as irrelevant as the year on your marriage certificate; you don’t have to endure being unhappy in your sixties any more than you do in your twenties.
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You certainly don’t have to settle for less just because you have accrued more years in life. The notion that anyone should cling to the security they have “at that age” because it might be “their last chance” is offensive.
No one can question how hard Sharon has tried in this marriage. The pair met in the early 70s, she became his manager, they married in 1982 and he has long credited his wife for saving his life. It’s a remarkable marriage which has successfully cleared challenging hurdles time after time and withstood Ozzy’s very shaky struggle to remain sober.
In 1989, the singer was arrested for attempted murder after strangling his wife following a five-day drug and alcohol binge. Sharon didn’t file charges at the time. Instead, she showed the ultimate act of compassion and forced Ozzy to confront his drug problem at rehab. It worked, he halted his downward spiral, continued with AA and seemingly enjoyed more years of happy marriage.