During the course of a long-term marriage, couples naturally reach a comfort level concerning the most private aspects of their lives. But what happens when someone goes through a Gray Divorce? What's it like for an over 50, newly single person to begin dating and start from scratch with a new partner?
My husband and I had a fairy tale beginning. We re-met at our 10th high school reunion over the 4th of July weekend, 41 years ago. The following year, we were wed. Here's 41 things I've learned in those intervening years.
Vow renewals are so en vogue these days that I began mulling the concept over, ultimately concluding that I'm not really in to it. My original vows seem to be holding up just fine. What I really deserve is a do-over on the actual marriage proposal...
"My place for a drink?" Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation. ...
"I'm sorry your marriage didn't work." My mother's words echo in my mind. When a marriage dissolves, can it only be seen as a failure? Can a relationship also succeed not because it lasts forever, but how it ends?
Several nights ago, in the early morning hours, I had an epiphany. I realized that golf has much in common and is not much different than sex. REALLY? Have I lost my mind? I know that's probably what you're thinking. No, not really. Let me tell you why.
So, as another season of my life comes to a close and the realization of turning 60 on my next birthday hits me and the sadness and grief of those lost dreams and hopes seem to keep playing in my mind to the point of ... AWWWW HELL! LIFE IS GOOD!
Love Laws are designed to speed up the decision process. Could you imagine if we had to go through every single experience in our life and analyze it? This would be paralysis by analysis.
I think it's safe to say that we can all get a sense of what Hippocrates meant when he stated that 'All disease begins in the gut.' At some point in time we have all felt the disease of indigestion, gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, or diarrhea, whether mild or intense.
This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride. What is real is that we are 'happily enough' married.
Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.
Someone asked so I was going to give you advice on love -- but I can't.
I am a healthy 58-year-old woman married for 32 years. Up until the age of 48 or so, my husband and I enjoyed an active sex life, two or three times a week. Then things tapered off to where we can go months without really touching beyond hugging and giving each other a little peck on the lips.
Not surprisingly, we see that depressed mood and sexual concerns and difficulties -- including changes in sexual desire and lowered arousal -- are often intertwined. SSRIs can cause many types of sexual concerns, such as the inability to have an orgasm.
News flash: The latest effort to boost female desire with a pill is a flop. No surprise to me. I've been there, done that, did it years ago. Here's my story; it begins with a bath. Next, a half hour to dither between dresses, and then a half hour for make up. Finally, the perfume, wait ... I need perfume ... for a phone call?