A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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Ginny, I had a long term relationship with a man I went to school with and knew his sister. Connected on FB and then emails, phone calls and Skype. I was 60 and he 62. We had the most wonderful cross country relationship and I fell in love hard. He was separated from his wife, but she had medical problems and totally dependent on his support. We laughed so much and talked about everything under the sun. I NEVER felt this in my entire life!!! He died suddenly from probable heart failure. I contacted his family and now close friends with them. They knew he had a very difficult marriage to a woman who didn't show him love or affection. But he was very wealthy and I think he was stuck in the middle of staying or leaving and losing a huge chunk of his assets. He lost it anyways. I still mourn him. He was THAT SPECIAL.
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