Aging can be scary, but growing old together is a blessing. Five things to look forward to.
On Monday The New York Times' "The New Old Age" blog published a piece called "6 Reasons To Grow Old," based on advice from Joshua O. Haberman, a 90-year-old rabbi. Sure, your skin may sag, your hands may shake, but growing old comes with great benefits—especially if you have someone to share your time with. Based on their post and on Haberman's observations, we've come up with six reasons it's great to grow old—together.
One woman explains what she's learned from her husband, who is 25 years older than she.
Billy Joel and his wife of nearly five years Katie Lee are splitting up. A "friend" of the couple told the New York Daily News that the age difference of 33 years drove the couple apart. I doubt it. Maybe, like so many couples that end up divorced, they just weren't meant to be. You never hear anyone say "Dick and Jane are the same age— that must have had something to do with their breakup." I call BS on blaming the age difference when it comes to divorce. Though, admittedly, I'm biased.
Do you have to overcompensate for the age difference in your relationship?
I could list a litany of reasons why we’re an amazing couple (and alienate a large portion of readers while I’m at it), but the ultimate factor in the success of our relationship is not communication, trust, or any other idealized attribute. What it comes down to is something quite practical: similar expectations.
The race is on for one woman to find love in less than 52 weeks.
While 52 weeks may seem like a long time, Neena has been single all her life and despite the fact that she "doesn't consider herself a desperate single," at 43, the odds are stacked against her. Fans of professional matchmaker Rachel Greenwald may remember the sting of this statistic: There are 28 million single women over the age of 35, but only 18 million single men over 35.
Women fighting fertility timeouts are redefining what it means to "have it all."
The past 25 years have left women's plates increasingly—some might argue, precariously—overloaded, as they try to keep healthy portions of career, love and family. In her upcoming new book, "In Her Own Sweet Time: Unexpected Adventures In Finding Love, Commitment, And Motherhood," New York City journalist Rachel Lehmann-Haupt explores the expanding buffet of choices that exist for women hoping to "have it all" today.
Attract love and become soulmate-ready through intentional thoughts and actions.
Arielle Ford discusses her book "The Soulmate Secret," which helps you find the love of your life using the law of attraction. Vision boards, positive thinking and lists help to keep your mind where your heart is. Watch and learn how to be soulmate-ready!
To marry or to wait: that is the question. Is there a "right" age to tie the knot?
The facts: According to USA Today, Americans are getting hitched later than ever—the median marriage age is the oldest it's been since the census started tracking the stat in 1890: 25.6 for women and 27.5 for men. Back in the late nineteenth century we were at 26 for men and 22 for women; marriage ages reached a low in the early 60s, when men wed at 22 and women at 20. Since then we've been waiting longer and longer.
This is "On the Couch," where you get to play therapist! Today's topic: Age and Dating.
Catie Lazarus explores the dynamics of dating and age. Dating younger women is something that men have done since the dawn of time but what do people think about the other way around? Also is there a male equivalent of a cougar?