As we were driving to Burning Man at the end of last summer, I came across a listing for a class called "Intimate Breathwork & Eyegazing". The workshop promised to help couples connect in a very deep way and I thought "I want to connect in a deep way with my husband... let's do this."
I'd say it's a pretty safe bet you didn't expect to be divorced, single and dating at this time in your life. Right? And because a divorce judge didn't hand you a dating rule book as you left the courtroom, you might be feeling pretty frustrated and overwhelmed with the over-50's dating scene.
While we don't know what was in Søren or Regine's bag, below are a few suggestions regarding what your bag might reveal about your existential lifestyle.
After being married for two decades, I've noticed a couple of things about arguing with my husband. Probably the most surprising thing is the complete lack of variety.
Great Love is in going out of your way once in a while to do something thoughtful and loving for your partner, and it's about loving each other even when you hate each other. If you've found this, cherish it -- it IS the fairy tale.
Marriage is not one size fits all. Our culture dictates what marriage should look like based on popular beliefs, hollywood Rom Coms, and the fairy tales we are fed from childhood.
My husband bought me a massage table. I'm not kidding. A really good, really pricey table, with accessories! Felty-soft table bedding and a collection of lavender-infused oils and lotions.
Imagine a life where you are completely physically and psychologically comfortable. You are surrounded by all the people you care about and who care about you. Your mind is quiet and you have nowhere to be, no responsibilities, and no conflict. You are enough just the way you are
Twelve years ago, we stood in front of our favorite people and promised to love one another. We said in sickness and in health. We said in good times and bad. But we were children then. Babies, it seems.
have been married to my wife for 40 years. She went through menopause in her early 40s. She had breast cancer two years before menopause. The creams didn't really work, sex just wasn't the same. Since she had breast cancer, HRT is out.
A friend said to me that I made getting divorced look easy. I suppose when you're ready, it can be! I was so ready that in fact it only took three months from start to finish.
All kinds of women exist. If you're looking for a true soul partner, marry a woman who adopts a pIt bull. Marry a woman who adopts a pit bull and walk through the world fearlessly. Not because their is a fierce beast at the end of the leash. But because of the fierce woman at your side.
When reflecting on past relationships, people often recognize early warning signs they previously overlooked. Sometimes couples are blinded by love and minimize the red flags they see. Others hide in denial and rationalize bad behavior.
Are we meant to resign ourselves to live out the second half of our lives as though we're holed up in a convent? No! Just because you've reached a certain age, it doesn't mean you no longer have a need for good sex in your life.
There's nothing about the online dating experience that can surprise me. I've seen it all and revel in my ability to identify and avoid a dating shit show in the making. Um, at least that's what I thought.
Congratulations on your engagement! As I approach my third wedding anniversary, all of my "what ifs" and mistakes remain fresh in my memory. I am eager to welcome you to learn from each of them.