I’m 75 years old, married, and I want to learn how to stop flirting with women. Do you have any suggestions you can give me?
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My wife and I didn’t have a lot in common when we married, but we loved each other and had a good friendship. We figured marriage would work out because we got along so well and lots of people told us that good marriages happen when the couple is good friends. We’ve been married for about seven years now and struggle to find things to do together that we enjoy.
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I still love him very much and want our marriage of nearly three decades but fight the feelings of loss and disappointment constantly. My husband was an amazing man for 25 years before I found out about multiple affairs and years of dishonesty. The shock and trauma I experienced on the three occasions when more information surfaced is hard for me to describe.
I had an affair for eight months and after my husband found out about it, I continued to see my affair partner for several more months. My husband moved out three times during those months. The affair stopped almost a year ago and I signed a seven-year alimony waiver so my husband would come back. Over the past year, things have been very rocky.
Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. Most of us marry feeling that nothing could possibly separate us, believing that a celestial marriage will be perfect and easy—a happily ever after. Yet life is not that way and we face the harsh reality of conflict where our perfect happiness can be shattered. What will save our happily ever after is to realize is that life and marriage evolve in stages.