When you think of relationships most people think of the younger generation. Teens often worry about their first date or kiss. Young married couples have to deal with the daily stress of family, children and financial issues. So what happens when you hit the 50+ age group? Does this mean that your relationship is solid for the rest of your lives or not?
As you age your relationship with your partner/spouse changes. It can almost be something that you take for granted and don’t think about anymore. Many older couples find that there is a lack of romance in their relationship. Or they just know each other so well, that they can’t even surprise each other anymore.
One big issue that often crops up in mid-life is when your home becomes an empty nest. Your children are all grown up and you find you have more free time on your hands.
Many males find that this is a time when they realize they have worked in the same job for the last 20 or more years. They become fed up and frustrated, as now there are no children to support, so the need to go to work is less important.
Around the same time females, who have been busy raising their children, discover that their looks aren’t what they used to be. They may also be dealing with menopause and other issues such as sagging breasts and hair that is greying.
It is a sad fact that men in the fifty age group suffer from depression and this age range also has one of the highest rates of suicide. If you think you or your spouse is suffering from depression then make sure they seek out help. Many employers provide confidential access to help lines and services that can help.
For females in the fifty plus age group getting in shape and looking younger again becomes super important. Many women will start looking at ways to enhance their breasts and will often result to breast supplements to do this.
They also start to look after their health by taking up some form of exercise. Exercise is a great place for senior couples to bond together again. As you both have more time on your hands it is easy to enjoy an exercise class together. Or you could take up swimming, biking, tennis or golf. Any activity will help keep you fit and healthy. Plus it helps to get you out into your community connecting with other people again.