The thought of growing old together is a dream for some that’s very much a rarity.
Building a life and growing old together calls for a loving couple, and both need to compromise and make an effort. A couple that love each other know that being together means mutual commitment and understanding.
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A toast to growing old together.
A relational richness comes from growing old together. Even though many people find love even later in life or several times, a nostalgic preciousness comes with aged love.
It needs patience to deal with declining health issues or to show love when people are at their least lovable. It’s our interactions and experiences that help us to grow and evolve into the people that we become.
What a opportunity it is to grow old with the one you love.
When most people think off wisdom, the most common associated terms are those such as experience and age. All to often people are much too quick to get themselves into marriage without serious considerations of the factors that actually matter.
Everybody needs a ‘cheerleader’ in their corner to keep them going when it gets hard, but you also need those people who will tell you how it is even when you don’t want to hear it. Being with somebody whose chinks and cracks you find appealing is an added bonus that not many people get to enjoy.
Learning to persist through the hard times, understanding that ‘falling in love’ is temporary and that marriage actually requires literal work. Remember that marriage is a relationship, and you work on your husband-wife relationship all the time because it’s primary. Your children need to see that Mom and Dad’s relationship is essential.
- Feeling love is linked to better health.
- Never forget what marriage is all about.
- Longevity is creating many family challenges.
- It’s the secret to staying together for so long.
Personally, I believe marriage is less about being married to the right person and more about becoming the right person. You rarely see this today, with so many divorces and wrecked marriages. So many people indeed get married too soon, without really knowing each other first.
The statistics worldwide tell us there are critical times that can affect every marriage. Although we may have this incredible vision for our marriage, the pressures of life can cause us to lose sight of the real value of our marital bond.
These will be times of stress that come to your marriage.
Today many opportunities vie for our attention so we must be purposeful in knowing the legacy we desire to leave behind. We’ve all seen marriages fail, maybe our parents’, our friends’, perhaps even our own.
Often stepping out of their comfort zone for some can leave them paralysed with fear. However, for any changes in your life, your comfort zone will always have to be stepped out of. We don’t stay the same people over the years.
Growing old together with love.
Being able to devote your life with your loved one and make memories is a immense feeling, and you want to share that bond till your old age. As we age, it can get a little scary. Particularly when we realise that there’s a good chance we will need to care for a loved one struggling with the impact of a progressive and degenerative disease.
When we get married, we promise to love each other in sickness and in health without overthinking about what the “in sickness” part could mean later. Every individual your partner becomes is someone new to discover and to fall more deeply in love with.
It’s all those little things that make a relationship.
Despite the marital despair, we are often surrounded by, most of us continue to long for lasting love. The factors that would lead to a lasting love that goes beyond the honeymoon.
When you include caregiving into the mix, that big happy family can change due to the demands it places on everyone in the household. Caregiving is an exhausting and often overwhelming job. Still, the right planning and support can lessen the burden and help you and your loved ones live better under challenging circumstances.
Will we grow old together?
Good question, unfortunately, it’s never easy and not every couple is meant to last a lifetime together. However, suppose you and your partner already get a few small things right in your relationship now. In that case, studies say your chances of growing old together are excellent.
However, a lot of variables determine longevity in relationships. Age and time waits for no man, and we are vulnerable to their impact on our lives and relationships.
Compassionate love as a mechanism linking sacred qualities of marriage to older couples’ marital satisfaction. I’m guessing couples getting divorced after a couple years of marriage think that twenty-three years of wedded bliss is fantastic, perhaps shocking even.
A lot of couples their marriage breaks down in the first year, and they need help. They’ll often wonder how do you have a happy marriage since they don’t, is it because they haven’t paid attention to each other.
You’ll have good days and bad days.
That long-lasting love does seem far-fetched nowadays when one simply looks around at everyone else. Deeply rooted love looks like forgiveness and service and selflessness and listening and changing your worst parts and seeing past the worst parts.
The health benefits that are associated with marriage are unreasonably large in older adulthood, due in part to the influential role spouses play in promoting each other’s well-being. They might disagree about anything, they might have different opinions about something. Still, they see these differences to nurture a healthy relationship.
It’s a special way to age.
Ageing with our loving partner calls for an acceptance of physical changes, of an inability to do what we once did, and even of the mild to severe cognitive deficiencies that occur as we age. It’s choosing each other first before kids, friends and work and all the other things that try to distract us, making sure the marriage is nourished.
That image of matching rocking chairs by the fire enjoying retirement and all that free time with each other. There are so many things that are more important than your age.
Many newlyweds have problems in their early days of marriage.
As you age, you must change your approach to just about everything in life as your physical abilities change. The difference with every other couple and couples in it for the long run is that they can move past their worst fights without animosity.
Tell your partner just what you need and encourage them to express their needs to you. As a couple, you’re never too young to discuss these topics, mainly because most partners do not live to be the same age.
The next time that you and your spouse disagree, ask yourself, is this an issue that will matter twenty years from now? Refocusing on the goal, a relationship built to last the test of time can help us to choose the battles with our spouse more wisely.
- You realise that sometimes love is a choice.
- Love is something you’ll cultivate, and learn.
- Ageing is the most unifying experience of life.
- It’s easy to every so often forget the value of age.
Everybody has a view of what they believe life will be like as they grow older, and very often, it is always with someone special accompanying. We never know what the following day will bring, let alone what the next decades have in store.
It’s equally possible that someday, someone will need to take care of us. With the healthy body comes the healthy mind, so get started today. This might seem an obvious one, but exercise is so important not only to your health but also to your spirit.
Encourage each other, and spend quality time together.
We always see age from opposed viewpoints, old vs young, wise vs naivety, beauty vs decay, strength vs frailty. However, age is not a black and white concept, and it’s more than a number on a calendar.
There always will be positive and negative aspects to both youth and old age. Passing time is inevitable, but what we do with that time is up to us.
Now your growing old together.
As we go forward, I hope we can all draw strength on the love and memories we created in our happier and healthier days. That could be your partner, husband, wife, your sister, or your friends who you can relate to and love.
In life, you will find that it throws you some hard times, sometimes it will bring out your fears and lead you into uncertainty, and other times it will be joyful. It’s essential that you embrace all emotions that come up in your life, embrace them wholeheartedly and understand why they are there and then let them go.
If you want something, you’ll work hard to get it.
Growing old together implies to enjoy each other’s company. Sharing familiar interests and activities and letting each other develop their own persona as well are vital aspects in growing old together.
The pleasure in an authentic long-term relationship is that you get to be with a new person throughout that timeline. There not an age or time when learning and growth stops.
What does growing old mean?
Growing old usually happens to all of us. Many people live to old age and are still lively and independent. It is sometimes seen as a time of physical and mental decline, yet there are things you could do to prevent much of this.
It also makes us more determined to keep our marriage together. We all want to be the couple that still takes walks and holds hands after 40-plus years of marriage.
Because you’re married and you want your marriage to last for the rest of your lifetime. Growing old together in marriage is a beautiful blessing.
It’s only a matter of degree because there are no perfect people. To be in a healthy, loving relationship doesn’t mean that you’re never going to fight.
Growing old together, well, the best is yet to come.
You see couples who don’t grow as individuals, the ones that bore the hell out of each other until there’s no spark left in the relationship. The real secret to an enduring relationship is for both parties to accept the reality that their partner is a different person they were 30 years ago, and neither are they.
And so I propose we live for today and find as many moments with how we can enjoy tomorrow in love. Be a follower of life, and be a better person every day.