The Danger in Falling for an Elderly Person Re-visited

Hello everyone:

I noticed that a recent blog title (The Danger in Falling for an Elderly Person) was confusing, to say the least. What I meant to say is that elderly people have a lot of dangers, if they fall. What actually seemed indicated by my title was that you should not fall for someone who is elderly. Oops! My mistake!

So, let’s talk for a moment about falling in love with an elderly person. What do you have in store?

What you will have is companionship, not a bad thing. What you might not have is sex, which is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on your point of view…..

What you  will have is someone to talk to. What you might get is someone who never shuts up.

What you will have is someone to be there for you if you do fall. What you might get is someone who can’t pick you up (but who can call 911).

What you might have is someone you need to nurse. What you might get is someone you want to take care of, or not.

What you will have is someone who is available to check on you every day. What you might get is someone who doesn’t want to.

What you will have is a meal companion. What you might get is someone who complains about your cooking (“it’s not what my Annie used to make….”).

What you will have is someone to snuggle with at night. What you might get is someone who steals your share of the sheet.

So, I guess what I’m saying here is: marriage has its good sides and bad, and it really doesn’t matter how old you are. If you find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with (and not just a “place holder till the right one comes along”), go for it!

What ideas can you add to the ones I’ve suggested?

Best,

Dr. Sheri

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