Love can be such a tough subject as we age…
Do you want to learn more about the ins and outs of finding the love of your life and marrying past age 35? Three women friends who call themselves “The Garter Brides” married a number of years ago.
Now they have gotten together to share with you their unique handle on what it takes to make grown-up relationships work. Their book, Love for Grown-ups provides a mix of real-life lessons and strategies for staying flexible and enjoying humor along the way as these three 50+ women share what they have learned about finding love later in life.
First you meet the three Garter Brides individually, and learn a bit about how they happened to marry later. They admit they’re no experts, just older women sharing their own experience plus anecdotes served with “an extra scoop of attitude.”
Each chapter is organized around the key questions women commonly ask as relationships develop. They start off offering you a fresh approach to dating, because dating is different when you’re older. They then move on to developing your relationship as you work to combine two busy lives. There are chapters on “Fitting the kids into the picture,” “Moving in together,” and of course, “Having Your Wedding Your Way!”
I do feel I am a bit of an expert in this area. After my own divorce and with a graduate degree in psychology, I started my own version of a dating service for older singles back in 2004. There I spent hours learning about each of my clients and how their feelings about love had changed.
I learned from them that the biggest obstacle to love past age 35 or 40 is simply believing that love is still possible, and might happen again better than ever! I observed how the chances of genuine love happening are slim if you have feelings of rejection from your past or feel completely disillusioned with love. These feelings must be dealt with first.