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Stuff my Mom never told me!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Some days are tough----
Yesterday was definitely not a great day for himself---
Unbeknownst to me however----
Upon his arrival at home, I gave him my opinion on his health--how to improve it---
--definitely wasn't a good idea---
---Being married isn't always easy!

I love this man-----but--------sometimes one wonders why men (of a certain age) become a tad moody----perhaps it's difficult for him to accept that the ol' body has some limitations now----
Maybe it kinda drives him crazy that I sorta dance thru the tulips well he has trouble with stairs---
My Mother never told me this stuff----
"Age " can be a challenge for the ""wife"----
So, Spark on Sparkly people----It does keep your body fit--your mind able to cope with grouchy old guys!--YOU are worth it!
Lord love a Duck!
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  • HOLLYM48
    Men don't always deal with stressful situations as well as women. Growing old as a couple is not easy, it is always going to be worth it in the long run, but each of us changes as we age, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Hang in! BIg hugs
    1578 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    I enjoy and relate to the "I love you more..." sign.
    So glad the bears haven't gotten you yet!!!
    1578 days ago
    My himself is 7 years older than me, and has a tendency to be grumpy as he gets older. I usually just pat him on the head, and go find something else to do. He generally realizes he was being an a$$. Love him, adore him, and he is good to me, but sometimes, he gets crabby. That's just the way it is.
    1579 days ago
    1579 days ago
    Other commenters said it all... so I'll just give a hug & a hang in there! emoticon
    1579 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    1579 days ago
    Yes, the loves of our lives do sometimes stomp on our very last nerve...
    Thank God there is a tomorrow, when we realize, no matter how big a pain in the pa-tu-ty they are.... we do still love them so very much.

    Here's to a better tomorrow !
    1579 days ago
    They are grouchy cause they are guys not because they are old guys. Although I have an old guy and he can be grouchy and come to think of it, more grouchy now than when he was younger. And here I thought he just became grouchy because we had kids which means lots and lots of neverending bills at least for the younger two. The kids did not make him grouchy, it was the neverending bills. emoticon

    And now you are telling me he is grouchy because he is old. emoticon

    1579 days ago
    My dad was 10 years older than my mum and yup, she might have mentioned this once or twice!!

    "When I want your opinion I'll give it to you?"
    1579 days ago
    Yup, some days are difficult. Hang in there. emoticon
    1579 days ago
    Men of a certain age?? I dare to say at any age!
    1580 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    WESTERNSAGE was totally right we women go through way more than men, all our lives, and we learn to cope. Men seem to sail right through - until old age and then can't cope and become Mr Grump. I know, I had one of those until this past winter!
    1580 days ago
    My guy is going through the same thing. Wintersage hit the nail on the head, I may have to share her wisdom with my guy emoticon

    Loved the pictures too btw made me giggle!
    1580 days ago
    emoticon I think WESTERNSAGE hit the Nail On The Head! That would explain A Lot!!
    emoticon Sending Hugs to you Both!!
    1580 days ago
    I hear you....
    1580 days ago
    Shower your Himself with love & cover his days with prayer, Lynda. And try to understand where he is coming from, even if at times it seems quite impossible to both try &/or understand!

    My beloved MrV is ten months older than I, so we seem to be aging at the same rate; although differently at the same time. I am just so thankful to our Creator that I have such a loving, kind, & thoughtful/considerate man to grow old with, don't you know? emoticon

    God bless your Himself & you with exactly what y'all need at any given point in time!
    1580 days ago
    My mother used to say "Getting older is not for wimps." Boy, was she right! In some ways we are "youngsters" as my himself is "only" 80. And we have 11 years between us. One thing I've learned is that men's bodies do not betray them the way women's bodies do. We get it all our lives. it starts around age 12 when we start periods and they come at the most inopportune moments and often as sudden surprises. We think our birth control is in order and we are suddenly pregnant. We hit menopause and the hot flashes embarrass us to pieces. We may hate it but we get used to it. Men's bodies never do any of these things. They just cruise through life with their bodies behaving consistently. So when they get older and their bodies betray them they don't know what to do. They can't cope. My himself can drive me crazy sometimes but understanding this has helped me deal with him and, perhaps more importantly, helped him deal with himself once I taught him this lesson. I hope it helps somebody else out there.
    1580 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    1580 days ago
    I often say to myself, "he's an old coot, but he's MY old coot!". Hang in there.
    1580 days ago
  • RDEE22
    Deep breaths Innnnnn Ouuttttt! emoticon
    1580 days ago
    I suspect it may be part of the age difference. 5 years didn't seem so much when we married but now that 5 year difference is definitely more noticeable.
    1580 days ago
    Men do seem to have a problem facing up to their limitations. My DH only eats veggies if I hide them in foods. I have given up on having conversations about how he can live healthier. Just makes for a very grumpy day. He wants to walk with me but it is at a snails pace and doesn't do me much good. I think of it as a warm up, then try to talk him into letting me go on. He looks hurt and makes me feel guilty.

    Keep trying to do the best you can on helping him. We DO want them to hang around a long, long time don't we! Grouchy and all!
    1580 days ago
    It is definitely a challenge for both!! I think men find the limiting of their abilities really hard because who they are is tied up in their being able to do! My himself gets frustrated with the computer as he continues to work at almost 87. I'm sure the same is true for our himself in his doctoring. We may dance about while they hobble a bit, but we also have our issues of getting older!!! My hands refuse to play the piano and guitar as they once did...Pooh! And my words get stuck in my brain on one side very often determined to not come out my mouth! Oh well...c'est la vie...Soon and very soon we are going to see the KING!! Blessings as you continue to be being a helpful wife. emoticon emoticon
    1580 days ago
    Can't live with them...............................
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    1580 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) Our Himselfs can test the waters some days! Hope today's a better day for Himself AND YOU!

    1580 days ago
    Oh boy, it can be difficult... i hear ya!

    Have an awesome day!!

    Here are some tulips for you to dance through!

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    Comment edited on: 8/13/2015 7:52:20 AM
    Hang in there!
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