Dating a man 30 years younger
I've never felt so exposed, and while that's terrifying, I'm feeling emotions more deeply than ever before.The intensity extends to our sex life, which is all one might imagine it would be with a hard-bodied, hot man in his 20s (when I mentioned to a friend how kind he was, she said she was too distracted by his looks to notice), and it's helped me remember the sexually liberated woman I was in mine. This is the first time I've had a relationship that is both carnal and profoundly emotional.
When my marriage collapsed in a cascade of discoveries about my husband, I did what many women before me have done: I fled to a place where I thought I would be able to heal and find clarity.
The occasions when we are gazing into each other's eyes and I wonder if he sees an old lady have grown far fewer.
I had dinner recently with an old friend I hadn't seen in many years.
She told me she never thought my marriage was the end of my story.
She liked my husband, she explained, but he and my married life never quite fit with the person she'd known me to be. I think the convention-busting girl I was in my premarital 20s may have had it right.