Breaking Up, Separation & Divorce

When I look back over my life and the past 70 years I realise how young I was when I married for the first time. I was just 20 years old and had no experienced of the world whatsoever. My traditional marriage was in 1959 and I was a virgin bride. The pill, which was to change courting and relationships completely and forever, had yet to make it’s appearance. I don’t regret my marriage for an instant, but like many young wives who married in 1960 I became restless and felt constricted by the confines of conventional marriage. During the early years of my marriage I observed other women, just a few years younger than myself, who encouraged by the 60’s Feminist movement, were cutting and thrusting in what had previously been male domains. They were carving out satisfying careers for themselves and were financially independent.

Bereavement

Few us will escape the experience of losing a loved one through death at some time in our lives. As a young teenager my own mother’s sudden death from a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 47 years has had a profound effect on my life. It caused me great distress and the trauma of discovering my dear mother dead in the bathroom of our home still haunts me today. The moment I saw her my childhood ended abruptly and overnight I was forced to grow up and take on family responsibilities. Although young and distraught I the future to look forward to. But coming to terms with the loss of a husband, partner or friend at a later stage of life can create added problems to the grief already being experienced. There may be a very real fear of a future lived alone, and the possibility of having to cope with disability or ill health. This worry may be may be compounded by the fact that supportive family and friends live a long distance away.

Body For Life Charity Work

“I expect to pass through this world but once,

Any good thing, therefore, that I can do,

Or any kindness that I can show to any fellow – creature

Let me do it now;

Let me not defer or neglect it,

For I shall not pass this way again.”

Sex For Oldies

When I observe my women friends I can usually tell those who have survived and thrived many years of physical and sexual togetherness with a loving partner. Such women positively bloom with happiness and invariably look years younger than they are. It would appear that regular sex does make complexions glow, and enjoying a loving sexual relationship gives a woman an air of confidence in the knowledge that she is still physical attractive and desired by her man. This feeling can motivate many women into leading a healthy active life and encourage her to maintain her health and looks. She aims to continue enjoying good sex with her regular partner to their mutual benefit, and for as long as possible.

Minerals & Vitamins

Calcium is essential for the development and maintenance of strong teeth and bones and is of particular importance in our diet, as we grow older. 99% of the calcium in our bodies is found in our skeleton, our bone nails and teeth. But calcium also has a role to play in the nervous system and is essential for the clotting of blood. A regular intake of calcium throughout our lifetime will help prevent the fragile bone disease osteoporosis, which affects so many people over the age of 60. Calcium with vitamin D is essential to build and maintain strong bones as we age; a tablet combing the two is available from chemists and health food shops.