I've designed them to help keep midlife love alive....
This is a very cool list , food for thought!
Awesome. I read these to my husband this morning and I can’t think of one thing we don’t do on this list after 34 years of marriage and 2 grown kids. I feel very happy that we do this... and we’re actually on The Great Loop on our sailboat every 2 weeks in a 4 year goal yo complete this amazing mini Outward bound together, and doing it while we still work. We just flew back last night from 3 days moving our 38 foot sailboat up the Florida coast this weekend.
But your reminders here, to us, both your readers/subscribers, are so important and we’ve gone from the “trying to fix it” stage to the Appreciative stage because we made it through the negative stages of always harping (Me of course) on what’s wrong, instead of what’s right. I wish we’d had this list earlier in our marriage.
But I’ve known that always having a goal, together, is super important to marital happiness and while some have been way out there, he’s always risen to make my adventures come true (Great Allegheny 150+ mile bike ride to sailing from Los Angeles to Annapolis when the kids were 10 and 12!). I am encouraged that some day reaching 70 won’t be a death sentence if that’s the happiest period overall.
But I’m not sure how to get this advice to my kids! Who are just now finding their (hopefully) forever person.
Regardless, Thank you for putting these ideas forward. Here. To remind us we are in love, we do achieve those things with a common goal while still working and saving for retirement, and we may just make it to 70! Together.