Loving Midlife Marriage
A Guide to Keeping Romance Alive From the Empty Nest Through RetirementBook - 1999
"Pioneering and unique . . . looks at the empty nest and retirement marriage square in the face and gives wives and husbands the tools to live happily ever after. When the last child leaves and you're wondering 'Who is this person I'm married to?', read it."-Betty Booker, "Prime Living," Richmond Times--Dispatch
"This book pulls the tape off the hidden spots and instructs the reader how to maintain a good marriage and repair a weakening one. Loving Midlife Marriage is a must read for anyone entering into or struggling with the midlife or retirement years."-Sylvia Weishaus, Ph.D., cofounder of the Making Marriage Work program
"Loving Midlife Marriage opens up a lot of critical issues for discussion between husband and wife."-Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., author of Raising Your Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide
Here is an inspiring, practical guide to getting the most out of your midlife marriage. Most marriages face challenges during midlife. This is often caused by two factors: the empty nest and retirement. With the empty nest, you endure the loss of your role as active mother or father; with retirement, you suffer the loss of a role your job gave you for most of your life. Issues in your marriage that seemed to have been settled years ago are up for discussion once again. Loving Midlife Marriage shows you how to deal with:Increased time together and changes in personal space Joint and separate activities Sex and romance issues Your adult children
With good communication tools, compassion, and humor, Dr. Betty Polston shows how you can use the extraordinary opportunities midlife offers to gain new perspectives on your marriage. Based on the author's years of research, filled with questionnaires, advice, and personal anecdotes, Loving Midlife Marriage can help you learn how to grow your marriage to fit your needs. In fact, your midlife marriage may just be the start of a whole new you!