Alas, Me Too
Hi, folks, I'm that complainer-AyeAye.....infamous for "I live in a sexless marriage" and "I live with a chronicly-ill spouse".
My spouse is 66, (going on 100) and I am 47. I must be getting younger because every day our differences in values and tastes get wider and wider. The crankier he becomes, the more sure I am that I don't want to end up like him. As a result, I've taken to dressing younger than my age (he calls this "childish" or "slutty"; I watch more youth-oriented TV (even if it is crap- it actually shows people engaged in modern behaviors; and I zoom around with lots of energy.
Even before he became so ill, the world was moving by too fast for him to comprehend. He could'nt understand people talking "jibberish and fractured english". He refuses to have lots of "new-fangeled" stuff in our home. Like cell phones, answering machines, dishwashers or a modern TV. All of his friends have passed away and he refuses to make new ones....because modern people are untrustworthy. I also "have no integrity" because my word is not my bond. (if I say "I'll be with you in 5 minutes", and it's more 10.)
One of the worst areas is TV or movies. I hate that Turner Classic Movies channel! Where I get an unending diatribe on the "good old days" when people had "values and ethics". Sunday nites are the worst--when I have to watch alll the silent movies with him and read the captions aloud because he can't even read them fast enough! My God, there'll be like one sentence of dialogue up on the screen for, like 2 minutes, and I have to read it!