A few months ago I published an article which posed this question: "Are Women Better at Aging Than Men?," generating a lot of debate and discussion.
I referenced an article by Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Yale professor of psychology, that was published in Psychology Today and which seemed to underscore my belief that women's natural strengths--coping skills, empathy, ability to listen, patience, desire to create and sustain strong connections and bonds with others--help them to tackle new problems and situations that arise as they age, and also give them the courage to pursue new paths. In the article, I asked:
Do women embrace aging better than men? Are we happier with our lives and are we better equipped to handle the myriad changes than they are? Are we better at digging deeper into our very core to extract our inner resources for what we truly need as we get older?
The answer, according to Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema's research is "yes." But, there's more to the story. Read More
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