The Risk Is Worth TakingI am married to someone who is 16 years older than myself, he is 71 and I am 55. We have been married for 13 years and lived together for 2 years before. I have never regretted marrying this marvelous person. He has humour, intelligence and sometimes extreme tolerance of my silly turns.
Our life together has not always been smooth. 4 Children, his, (I have none) have had their own share of sadness. One son diagnosed for 5 years as schizophrene and later bi polar (abandoned by his Mum) and another daughter beaten and abused.
We don't always see eye to eye, we don't always have the same opinions but we have always had a real complicity and a real warmth.
In celebration of older men, women, people experience!
Love, respect, and laughter
that is the secret.
I have also another friend who lost her husband last year; she has gone through the mourning of the illness (pancreatic cancer, with all it's horrid stages) and is now going through everything that involves reality) So I understand all those who feel who feel the fear of abandonment, I fear it too.
But the wealth of experience of a real love, regardless of age, the risk is worth taking