Senior Marriage Can Have It’s Ups And Downs. However, it is still the best medicine I know of for aging couples.
Society likes to paint a perfect picture of the cute older couple holding hands through the grocery store, so deeply in love since their young high school days. Is this just a marriage myth, or can it really be for real?
Although this vision of marriage is possible for seniors, it may not be the case in your marriage. Do you need marriage help?
Marriage can be difficult at any age.
Trials and tribulations do not cease in a marriage just because you and your spouse have become older and wiser. In fact, seniors deal with problems in their marriage just like their younger counterparts. If you are a senior and your marriage needs help, there are places to turn for the advice and help you need.
With advancing age comes more health issues.
Medical troubles can lead to the need for marriage help. Maybe you or your spouse are having a hard time dealing with a health problem. It can be difficult to deal with a spouse who refuses to take care of themselves properly when diagnosed with a health condition such as diabetes or heart disease.
You may nudge your spouse to eat the diet appropriate for the condition because you love him or her, but your spouse may view this as nagging. Maybe your spouse feels you don’t trust them to make the right choice. Misunderstandings and miscommunications such as these can create the need for marriage help.
Consider finding a couples therapist in your area. A therapist can help you and your partner learn to communicate more effectively. A support group related to the health condition may also be a great way to help your marriage. Marriage help comes in many forms.
Limited income can make a budget tight.
When dealing with financial issues in your marriage, you have several options. Marriage help in regards to financial issues can come in the way of credit counseling. A credit counselor can help you and your mate create a budget that will be effective while living on your retirement money or social security. A visit with the credit counselor is usually free of charge.
With Retirement Comes Many Emotional Changes.
Couples may find they need marriage help during the transition from work and children to retirement and empty nest syndrome. Couples who previously worked full-time positions have cut back their hours or completely left the work force. Now, husbands and wives are around each other nearly all day every day. This time together may be appealing at first, but eventually couples need some time apart. Maybe your marriage needs help with this issue.
Join a senior center in your area.
Join the “Y” get doing some exercise. You and your spouse can find other seniors to talk to and get to know each other. Making friends will give you someone to chat with besides your mate. Marriage help can come from friends.
Remaining active can be a good stress reliever for your marriage.
Boredom during the retirement years can be stressful on both partners in a marriage. A fine way to help your marriage is to stay busy by traveling or volunteering.
Marriage help can be available in many forms for all marriage problems. Although seniors are not exempt from trouble, they can find the marriage help they need. Senior organizations, credit counseling, and couples therapy are all ways to help your marriage.
Friends it’s really up to you. My wife and I have just passed the 50+ mark in our marriage. As I have mentioned earlier it has not been perfect. But, divorce never came to the table. Having just retired we both remain active. Her at the gym, yoga, swim, churh family etc. And me blogging, kayaking, PPG flying, backpacking, church, family.
Senior Marriage like any marriage takes a bit of work, it’s worth it!