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A place to discuss relationships. Maintaining them, nurturing them, and knowing when to let go. If you are looking for, or looking to give, relationship advice - or just looking for someone to talk to about relationships - get in here.
Hi, to anyone out there.
After being in a relationship 22 years the wife has declared, not completely unsurprisingly, that our marriage is over. So, at 57 I'm feeling washed up and washed out.
Time is the greatest healer, but still, at this age, it stings. I've no idea of what my future holds, it's presently, a much emptier place.
Married for 48 (for better or worse) my husband has always loved his home and garden and his interest in anything else has only been when it suited him. We have 3 grown up children who are all doing well and I feel this is the time we should be enjoying ourselves.
Seven years ago my husband began binge eating and consequently put on a lot of weight. He has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and also has water works problems. His attitude to life is poor me and he spends every day pottering in the garden or reading.
We have no communication, never go out together and I feel more like his sister! I have recently inherited a house and a sum of money with which I would like to travel. I know what oh's reaction will be, sulking like a small child and not even interested in where or what I would be doing. I make a point of going out with friends for lunch or shopping and I get greeted with "it took you long enough".
What would you do?
I recently stayed in Warner's Leisure Hotel at Nidd Hall nr Harrogate, and by chance got talking to a person who was on her own staying at the venue over the same period, I had used an organised coach trip and stay at the Hotel were she had used her car to travel to the Hotel from Durham.
We got talking in the corridor on the Friday outside the restaurant, exchanging conversations, I used the coach to go on trips to Harrogate and on the Sunday around the Dales, but on return did see her in the grounds as it was nice weather and talked about how the day had gone.
On the Monday, whilst waiting to board my coach home I was seated in a lounge. She was making her way out to her car to leave, but noticing me in the lounge, she glanced from the door and said hope to see you soon, we never exchanged details.
I have contacted Warner's and the data protection side of things has made it impossible to find her details.
Hi anyone out there. Has anyone used the Silversurfers dating site recently? If so I would be interested to hear from you about your experiences, as I have just paid up for 3 months. Here's hoping I get some replies lol
Do you think it's a better marriage where couples have their own individual bank accounts but share the running costs of the home, buy their own clothes etc. share the bill when they go on holiday, as opposed to all the money being in the one pot?
I am really fortunate to be in great health and good shape at age 66, with no prescriptions needed. My wife, on the other hand, suffers from fibromyalgia ( a hard to pin down, but recognized problem that causes generalized pain and discomfort) and has a number of prescriptions. We are great companions and share many good times, good meals and laughs together. We have been married nine years now and her pain levels are worse than they were at first by far. All this leaves the intimacy level of our relationship at a very low level. My desire for intimacy is still quite high; hers is nearly non-existence. I don't expect any revelations to come from this post, but wonder is there are others here that deal with problems like this.
My new partner has been widowed for six years after a short (second) marriage. Her first marriage was ended sixteen years earlier in divorce in a potentially violent situation. I am having trouble living up to the expectations created by her second husband. She keeps photos of him all over the place and even gets up at night to look at them. I am feeling somewhat left out and am thinking of ending the connection. I would rather not bur can see no option at the moment.
I once heard someone saying this and it really struck a chord with me. Obviously my family are adults, but if any of them are going through a difficult patch then they are on mind constantly. I'm a smiley, cheery person on the outside, but on the inside I feel sad for them and can't feel as happy as I would be. I'm just too sensitive at times. Anyone here the same?