"I have spoken to other women in the same position who have said exactly the same: Husbands, even those who have looked forward to a big birthday, have become morose soon after,” Wyer says.
John Wyer, who owned his own business and misses "the cut and thrust" of his work, has self-diagnosed his own occasionally gloomy anger as something of a byproduct of Western society’s collective view toward — and value of — people who are 60 or beyond.
Believe me, it's easy to start thinking about what you don't want versus what you do. Not only can it bruise your ego but it can also bring up all the unhealed rejection that happened earlier in life.
It can feel a bit like when you were picked last for kickball or baseball in grade school.
The question of whether to treat such cases of low testosterone “remains a matter of debate,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
It's not always hormones or other physical health issues, though.
You want to go into this with the mindset of having fun meeting someone new and interesting in the real world. The funny thing is, men would never even think of giving up who they are for a relationship.
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My short term goals were about meeting new and interesting men and I wanted to have fun dating.
My long term goal was about being in a committed relationship. I have seen over and over again how important it is to stay focused on what you want when it comes to making your dreams of finding love after 50 come true.