Of course this seasoned woman has had time and life enough to make these queries. At this point in my life, I have accumulated experiences and life lessons that I desire to share with a partner.I consider myself a wealthy woman since my friends and family are my treasures.
I noticed myself nodding in recognition as I ticked off the kinds of issues that clients I have seen as a therapist for the past three decades have presented in our sessions.They range from not knowing the person in the mirror well enough to being disillusioned by the person on the other side of the bed.Be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don't miss a thing and forward this to a friend if you found it helpful.All material © Copyright, Mark Anthony Mc Cray unless otherwise noted!While it would be easy to maintain my professional objectivity, what remains with me that is fodder for this post is how deeply and profoundly the concepts presented touch on my own journey.
Married at 28, with a history of multiple relationships prior, widowed at 40, following a 12 year “paradoxical marriage,” I have been ostensibly single for nearly 16 years, with the exception of a few short term relationships and friends with benefits interactions.I am 49 years old, and have always been very responsible, and I am not impulsive. Why cannot people understand that one can find happiness again, even if it has come so quickly?How do I make this easier for everyone, even though it really has nothing to do with any of them.I would much rather explore and examine, from the perspective of being on the other side of the experience, not just what I want, but what I want, even though relationship experts generally encourage focus on the positive.I am a believer, based on my own personal and professional perspective that I need to clear the detritus of previous encounters in order to build anew.Without necessarily disclosing the names of all previous lovers and interactions, it is important that a partner know if there are others still in your life. Of course, these are inquiries that take place over time and not all at once on a first date.