Funny- but as an activist almost completely irrelevant. Fb certainly has a lot of failings, but it is still a way of alerting people to injustice and opression by forces trying to silence and disappear critics.
Very good Kaz!! The neighbours would definitely think you’re more weird than they already do. Haha.
Very true, and so funny,
Bloody dead write, just don't need some of the followers.
You right, people asking silly things. They must be bored.😜
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Absolutely brilliant x
Love it. Do the simular. No picks just past time off day.. 🙄😅
Off cause and a bit off FB......
On my wedding night, my mother’s words of wisdom were “don’t expect anyone else to make you happy “. Take care of yourself, you don’t have to walk away from 37 years, that’s quite an investment !!
Reading all the posts of people who are feeling the same way makes me value being single.
My husband passed away 2011 and I have been on my own ever since.
I have felt that feeling, a sinking feeling in my stomach, is this all there is?
As much as being single has its down side, I would definitely prefer to stay single than go through that again.
I'm 67 I really appreciate my freedom to do whatever I want, when I want.
Yes, it would be nice to have someone to share the last year's with, but won't be settling just to have company, I actually don't mind my own company.
Sometimes I think that human beings aren't supposed to be with one person all their lives.
Maybe we are meant to experience more, enjoy for as long as it's good, otherwise move on.
The problem is that our society is structured in such a way that marriage keeps people there because of financial reasons, if they didn't have this constraint may be there be a lot less people staying married.
Life is short enjoy it, whatever that means to you.
Sometimes we don’t realise the value of what you have !!! Many people would love to have a decent relationship !! I wouldn’t throw it away !!! I think you would regret it !! You take out of it what you put in !! See if the two of you could make things more fun & exciting !! It is worth a try !!! Don’t do anything bin haste !!
So change things. Remember when you fell in love what did you used to do. Marriage takes work so work at it
Tell your husband what you are feeling. Communication is key. Chances are he’s feeling the same. If not, then discuss alternatives. Usually when I felt this way so was my husband. God bless him I would love to have him back. Once they die it’s to late.
There is a beautiful French word for this feeling - ennui. Look it up. Suggest you try harder to seek stimulation, excitement, new life experiences outside the marriage, become that sparkling, enthusiastic lover of life person you were in your 20s. Do an art class, go on local winery tours, volunteer work - eventually your husband may want go join you, and you'll both become more interesting to each other.
Believe me, i'd be so happy to have a life with someone.. sounds like a peaceful life.
My husband died. The worst thing is eating alone.
You have one life and ok is not how you want it to be..even when other stuff in your life is just ok your marriage should be your happy place and your husbands company your favourite..don’t settle for less
A week or two ago I separated from my husband after 28 years together. My story is your just a little further down the track. I won't know if the decision I made was the right one but I felt an immense sense of freedom and relief whatever you decide be kind to yourself. ❤️
I dont know. The thing is, whatever you decide, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Trust your gut feelings, perhaps tell your husband how you feel, we all know how important communication is in any relationship.
I am happier alone than I ever have been in a relationship. Its peace and freedom.
Many couples don't even go out to eat once a week. Be grateful you have that much.
Go now. 58 is still young. Be happy 😊 don’t just exist 🙏🏻
That sounds like my life a few years ago then I found out he was having an affair so it seemed like 35 years meant nothing to him. Chin up
Fall in love with your spouse again! Start doing the things you used to do for him!
What if he died?
In a word... " No ". I had counseling. I just couldn't take it anymore. Been happy ever since. 11 years now. I'm 61 and doing great...alone!
The problem is as much yours as it is his. Why don't y'all do thinks together? You used to, what's changed ??
We've only been married 23 years, but I can tell you we work at it and our marriage is only getting better. Keep trying, don't give up.
Talk with him about it. He probably feels the same. See if he will go away with you, camping / hotel / tiny house / trekking, whatever and see what you come up with. You have kids so it's worth it for all your sakes. No one else will love your kids as much as he does, no one.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. You were in love once and you can be again it just takes a little more effort as you get older
Sit down and write plans of adventures you'd like to do..any.. scubing diving, horse riding, glamping.. any interest.. look at ways you can do together. Ask him if there are dreams, wishes or any interest he may want.. and then work forward from there... in mean time, spoil yourself with new hair do, massage, self indulgence and perk yourself up to shine your positive vibes to encourage a healthier you. Happy from inside... do yoga, mindfulness meditation... dancing, ask him to join you. Good luck don't give up just yet.
Why don’t you arrange things to do if you want more out of your relationship. It’s a 2 way street. I lost my husband and would love to be in your shoes.
Change it, do some different things we go out to dinner more than once a week go for walks and days out whatever you both like doing don't wait for him just say shall we go here today hope this helps x
make other interesting hobbies out of ur precious time,,,change ur routine work once in a while,,activities are limitless,,,
"we don't really fight anymore". Well, that's good. Were you ever in love with each other? 37 years is an investment that we don't walk away from lightly. I would suggest couples counseling to see if you can get the spark back (minus the fighting).
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL! My 43-year-old nephew took his own life in early July. He had been on Ambien for seven years and had been trying to wean off of it. The last thing he googled on his phone, the evening before the morning he took his life, was 'side effects of Ambien withdrawal.' His suicide was completely unexpected. He had not complained of depression, was making future plans, etc. We firmly believe the act was due to Ambien withdrawal.
I have been taking Ambien since my ex husband came out of the closet in the early 2000’s. I will NEVER give it up! Being able to sleep is priceless! I combine 5 mg nightly with 50 mg of Benadryl and 10 mg of melatonin.
Ask your doctor the best way to wean off any long term medication. Never suddenly stop any medication you have been taking regularly.
My experience was waking up during the night on the floor with a jar of peanut butter in my hand never took it again no problem getting off of it
CBD is very good for sleep honestly. Also a weighted blanket.
I take cbd gummies to help reduce anxiety and improve sleep…no side effects.
I took it for years and decided to get myself off it. Be prepared for a few nights of little sleep. Start reducing how much you take, working down to none at all. The first week was rough, the second week much better. Now I take magnesium and melatonin at night and sleep great.
CBN from cannabis is a good sleep aid.
I called all my exes one night while taking ambien with no recollection the next day until one was kind enough to tell me. Not good!!
Just like I quit cigarettes. Just stop. My outlook is that the only thing stronger than me is GOD , and I prayed a lot.
When coming off any drug, especially this kind, go VERY slowly and wait until the 'jolt' has passed before taking the next step down. And preferably do it with your doctor's knowledge and advice. Best of luck!
I have! Off a full dose a long time ago. Went to half for a few months, then a 1/4 for awhile- now zero, sleeping fine til i need to pee and go bk to sleep right away. One thing wh helps is to sleep on my side as i hv apnea. Good luck- ifvi can do it you can🥰
Due to the neuropathy in my hands, I haven't been able to sleep without zolpidem in a long time. No issues from it, though - I just worry that I'll forget to bring it with me when I travel.
I was for about a year then switched to cbd.
It can be rough. Do it slowly. I had bad rebound insomnia and awful nightmares.
I just quit taking it and was fine
My husband couldn’t take these, they made him hallucinate.
I'm surprised it's still on the market- it's a dangerous drug.
This is a dangerous drug especially for older adults. My mom was addicted to it years ago before she passed and never could get off it. 😞
I used it years ago and wrote some.of the best poetry in the middle of the night without a memory of any of it. I had trouble getting off of it. It's definitely addictive.
I was an educator so I had my summers off and that is when I took myself off of Ambien after taking it for two years. It was a challenge but I succeeded.
Someone I know ended up in the psych ward addicted to Ambien. Got off Ambien after an evaluation and placed on meds for Bipolar 2.
My doctor is reluctant to prescribe it. I took it briefly while going through chemo.
Now I take 6 mg of (OTC) melatonin and that does help me sleep.
I'm still on a low dose for about 15 years. It helps me a lot since I still work part time and on somewhat of a schedule. Any suggestions on slowing down my brain would help to rest. Thanks everyone
It is not easy but just do it. I was working at the time and took 5-6 days for me to feel at least a bit normal. Never again will I take a sleep aid.
You just have to accept he isn't the son you would love to have, he is the son you have. Enjoy your conversations and be blessed when he says he loves you.....that is still more than what some mums get
We are not defined by our children. He is an adult now. Let him know you love him. He is free to contact you when he wants etc. Pray diligently for him. Then go live your life. He has shown he can't be relied on so get others to help you. I have children that don't want to contact me etc. My door is always open to them but I don't try to force them through it.
Good advice from a great friend “You can’t fix him. Stop trying. You’ll be happier if you do”. I’ve made the conscious effort to stop trying to “fix” anyone other than myself and I AM much happier.
You’ve given him your legacy- he obviously doesn’t need to be there for you anymore. Make your own life and if he wants to be in your life he will make the effort. Sorry to be so frank but that’s what it looks like to me 😰❤️
You don’t say what your therapist has advised you to do or not do about this situation. Do you disagree with what they have advised? I was told by my counselor at one point to leave one of my children alone. I was constantly trying to get them to connect with me in a way I wanted, but just because I want something doesn’t mean I get to have it. He may not remember or see you as present, generous or supportive.
From another viewpoint.. I am 66 my mother is 86. I cut all ties with her 3 yrs ago, I know she is cared for in a nursing home. Myself and my siblings had a rough childhood, I accept that it’s how it was , but spent to long trying to talk to my mother about it. Her response was always that she was a good mum, did her best, and loved us all . In fact she only loved herself. In the end for my own sanity/peace of mind I cut all ties. I am finally happy xx
Unresolved childhood issues are manifesting now. Don't shut the door on him completely, however stop pining for accommodation from him, which deep down you know probably won't happen. You did your best given the circumstances at the time. Enjoy your twilight years by involving yourself in stuff that makes you happy.
We can only control ourselves. And, that is darned near impossible sometimes too. I hope he awakens to all the feelings that make a whole human before you are not here. I encourage you to be reflective of your true self where he is concerned. If he continues in his partially somnambulist state, that is just who he is. You are not alone. It sounds like there are thousands of children who cannot appreciate that their parents did their best...whether it was good enough or not, and have love to give now.
At ages 80 and 60, there isn’t much left to “accommodate “… he sounds like a spoiled brat….
Be kind. Keep in touch. life is short and keeping contact is important for you both, even if he doesn’t realise it.
It sounds like he needs to grow up, he’s 60 not 6. He sounds like a selfish person who is really only interested in himself and his own feelings. Let him reconnect with you if he wants to.
Interesting dynamics here...I sense some co dependent issues that possibly started with the divorce and parent/child interaction long ago. You cannot live your life, nor base your contentment/happiness through your son. It seems to be that your son has "disconnected" emotionally from your relationship. I'm sure there are reasons behind this that only he would understand. Unfortunately I believe there probably should of been some counseling long before now,, yet would possibly benefit both of you to some degree at this point and time.
There seems to be a "push and pull" of emotions in order for you both to have a sense of control over the other.
The best thing to do is for each of you to be OKAY with YOURSELVES.
To love and interact without expectations and find acceptance in ways of your love and differences.
Without expectations and acceptance you let go of trying to control one another and love should win in the end. Otherwise the two of are like mixing oil and water....pick your poison...
LOVE OR INDIFFERENCES
BATTLES OR ACCEPTANCE
Life is short..Live it with no regrets.
It is my experience with only children that they can be selfish regardless of their upbringing. He has had time to get over the divorce & time to become a decent human being and instead he has chosen to be an ungrateful & selfish brat. Sorry, but not sorry😳
Sounds like he has issues, possibly nothing involving you, but he's choosing to use you as an emotional punchbag. Look after yourself hun, he knows where you are.
I'm usually a silent observer, but - families are complicated and adult families even more so . I see this as a choice about whether to accept what can be given voluntarily, or to reject that because these gifts are not what you want or need. We only have the power to change ourselves, not others - perhaps the wonderful conversations can continue, if its possible to no longer expect or need anything further. I have a friend who has always grieved for what is absent in her son, this caused a lot of pain for her, and in the end an estrangement. Maybe it's worth concentrating on what works with your son, and to focus on finding support and caring from those who freely choose to be in your life
He is your son. Love him and call him when you want to talk. FB is not for everyone.
Never expect things from your children. You could be making him feel obligated. You also are the one who moved away, dont expect family to help you out for a decision you made. Also social media is not for everyone.
Why do you have so many expectations?? Having these sets you up for disappointment Live your life and let him live his. Children do not have an obligation to make our lives right abs vice a versus. I love my son and miss him and wish we had more contact but the world is changing and we are all trying to survive.
I would tell him how I feel in a hand written letter. Not a mean letter, but one from your heart. He's old enough to know better. He sounds like a spoiled child to me.
He is paying you back for the not so good childhood he had. He is hurting still. He doesn't seem ready for a relationship with you and at that age I doubt it will happen. Let him be. You have done best you could. Dont spend your last few precious years moping. Look for alternative interesting things to do...and friends. Keep busy and happy. Who knows...he may circle back to you.
Hi there, I'm sorry that you're feeling hurt by your son. You said that you do enjoy the conversation when you have them. In my opinion it doesn't matter who's reaching out at that point as long as the conversations are good. I feel that would be huge loss to stop contacting him. Sometimes people stop contact thinking that it will only be for a short while. Then, before they know it the time becomes so long that it is awkward to reach back out. I would Keep those conversations that you enjoy and the "I love yous" coming
We are only getting one side of this story. Has the OP given her son the opportunity to vent his hurts and disappointments without judgement or defensiveness? His POV might be entirely different from hers.
Why are you stressing yrself out. He obviously does not want you in his life. The saying goes" if someone "wants" to be in yr life, they make an effort. Do yrself a favour, leave him be. If he reconnects for the right reason, youve cracked it....not easy i know...
I have a grown grandson I raised who has functioning autism. I struggle every day with dealing with his issues. It sounds like your son has no real empathy for his aging mother. I feel your pain. Mine lives with me. I’ve tried all avenues for help. Sometimes I just let go and say he’s in Gods hands. I love him in spite of himself.
"Just go deep down inside your heart to know what you actually feel for this person.
Do you feel intense love for him, and sacrificing yourself for him won't ever seem a big deal to you, and only just thinking about leaving him sucks out the life out of you, or burdens you terribly with misery? If 'yes' is your answer, then stay. Stay with him forever.
However, if that's not the case and you don't feel as if he is your 'life' etc; and you want to help him sometimes like sitting with him to cheer him up once every, let's say, six months or so as a good friend but not each and every moment; you burdened when you think of dedicating your life to him and thinking about leaving him makes you feel okay after all he has his own family - grandchildren and all - it's not like he is all alone and helpless in the world!
It's time you start to live your own life. Now is the time to gradually start parting from him, to be moving out from his life gently... not telling him point blank that you are leaving, just quietly begin to fade away from his life.
You have been so kind to this person. You have done well by him without any sort of an official commitment. You never vowed that you would always stay!
So now it's time for you to be kind to yourself too. Later on in life you will get on in years and not stay as youthful and active as you are at this moment. This moment is the right time to start planning your own life, for all those ripe years ahead of you. Now is the time."
As women, we tend to put other's needs before our own. There comes a time, when we need to put ourselves first. Do what you really feel in your heart, what will bring you the most happiness! Life is so very short..I'm just beginning to practise this myself..😊
Run fast as you can away from this love or it will eventually make you bitter. You already know the answer to what you want honey just be brave enough to do it you're not being selfish you're being honest. Good luck and many blessings and enjoy your life, I know🌷❤
Darling you do you!
Life IS short!
You have already nursed one sick husband.
It’s time to think about yourself and no that’s no selfish!
You only get one life ☀️
He has family to care for him.
You must do what is right FOR YOU 💜
If you are already questioning this, therein is the answer. I am married and my husband is very ill; things haven't been easy but I am committed to the end - even through some very rough patches in our journey. I've determined to be a good friend at this point and see him through. No need to question perspective.
What do YOU want now and for your future.
Take a break. Does it really have to be all or nothing? If you have feelings for him be honest with him. He already has a feeling something is wrong and it sounds like he really wants to be healthy to be able to travel and do things with you.
I think you already know what you need to do and are looking for validation...go with your gut..follow your heart..Set boundaries or the resentment will swallow you up alive .YOLO...Good Luck..God Bless...
Do a bit of traveling on your own and have a separate life from him .
If he loves you he'll understand and encouragement you .
Life's too short you are not tied to him and you could still be friends.
If he doesn't like it then tell him to do one no-one owns you .
Can you have both. Go traveling with friends. Come back for time with him. If he can’t accept it then he can move on to something that suits him better. You may be completely done with traveling after a few years of it. Life is forever changing, grab it all.
go live your life plse - there are many care services and his family to take care of his needs and if he were a good man he would totally get it - love does not mean nurse maid!!!
You are thinking of ending the friendship ---- walk away before you become his oh so convenient caregiver.
He's not your husband. Be honest and help when you can but don't put your life aside. Tomorrow may not come❤
I took care of my life partner until he passed and I'm not willing to do that again anytime soon, so I get it. Be honest with him and move on.
Listen to your heart. I cared for my husband of 43 years until he passed away in our bed 8 months ago. We had a wonderful journey, but now I’m free for the first time since 1970! I’m enjoying being single. I’m 70 and still live adventure, not settling for a companion that will require “nursing.” It’s too painful. Be brave! Love is easily recognized, if you don’t feel it, it’s not there. God bless and guide you. 🌻
Read over what you wrote here. Your answer is right there. You don’t want to nurse anyone. You want to travel. You are independent. He's said he loves you and you have not responded. You would rather have two 30-year-olds. He sounds like a good guy. You sound like you want something else. My SO has had two open heart procedures and 16 stents since we've been together. He's also had a shoulder surgery and is now battling cancer. He is more important to me than anything else I may want. If you can't say the same, don't lead this man on.
I think you’ve answered it yourself. If you loved him wholeheartedly you wouldn’t feel as you do. Be honest and move on
I would be honest with myself. It sounds like maybe things got off track a little under the radar but it’s time for you to be truthful about what you want in life. At this point it feels like you’re stringing them all along. The easiest thing to do I think is get away for a couple weeks by yourself — a little retreat. If you don’t miss them all like crazy, you know it’s time to move along. Tough situation. God bless
This is a hard one. If you loved him it wouldn't be an issue. You wouldn't want to leave him. It sounds like he is in love with you but you just like him as a friend? Maybe you need to tell him this. The longer you stay the harder it's going to be to leave.
A stent will not put him out of action for long.
Be his friend
Not his carer
Life is short
Get out there
While you can
I would walk away. I lost my husband last November and I had nursed him for five years. I did that because I loved him and it was my duty. But it was hard work with not much in the way of thanks or appreciation. I wouldn't want to do it again. I'm six years older now but still active and want to start living my life. He has family to look after him and you must do what is good for you or your physical and mental health will suffer.
I would be choosing some boundaries, where you aren’t his nurse, but his friend, companion and lover.
If you want a week at the beach, plan it. Take a solo holiday or go with a friend.
I would choose a different beach to the one you planned with him...
But don’t spend your life waiting
Follow your heart. You sound like you need to fly free. You deserve to be happy and to live your life. You can’t be the Nurse forever because life’s passing you by. I wish all the best for you.😊
I would follow my heart and it’s not with him
You are already resentful as he’s stopping you from doing what you want to do
I would make the break sooner rather than later
You will just make it worse for everyone by ignoring the truth
Good luck 🤞
I spent 10 years being a caregiver to my husband. I would do it again in a heartbeat. However I am now NOT looking for another companion. I do not want to be a nurse or a purse! I am planning on having some adventures before I run out of time. Being a little self centred isn’t a bad thing.