Staying in love

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Falling in love is easy ...
... staying in love
is very special.

My husband and I are "empty-nesters" and this is often the time when couples get divorced. They stay together "for the children" but once on their own, they give up trying and go their separate ways. You can no longer hide behind the children and all their activities, its just you and your husband and you really do need to get along, work together and live in harmony. 

I see the "empty-nester" stage of live as a second honeymoon - no children means you can let your hair down, have some romantic fun and fall in love all over again. The responsibilities you had with children are no longer same, you can sleep in, stay up late, go out for dinner, eat late if you want to, stay up and watch movies, go for long walks, share cooking a meal together, go shopping together - it is just you and your husband (or in our case 2 cats and 2 dogs who also want to join in!!).

I have no problems with husbands and wife having different hobbies - we do. But its important to share some hobbies and interests together.  This is a wonderful time and I am really enjoying our "empty-nester" stage of live - its fun. In fact it makes you feel young again as the stresses of raising children have been mostly lifted.

We all reach this time in life . . . make the most of if.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will life up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-11


  1. That will be an interesting time for us, when it comes around, seeing as we have NEVER had a time without children since the day we met....!

    I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying this new stage of your life. And yes, I think hobbies and interests are great - both to do on your own and to share. Everyone should have at least one of each, I think.

    1. You have some time to prepare!!!!

  2. Perfect post! Yes, I enjoy reading about this stage in life since it's so foreign and mysterious to me right now.

    1. Most of my readers are way of this stage but it is something to think about for later!!

  3. Hello, I so agree with you! I have been so happy to have the peace and attention, and the extra monies :)
    We sometimes miss the busy activites but after sitting still for a few moments it passes :)
    I think I grieved for a bit longer when our daughter left home. But I love the time I have to read and write. I so enjoy your post with the photos and the great art also. It has been a real joy to have you as a friend. I hope you have a wonderful week-end!
    Blessings, Roxy

    1. Thanks Roxy:))

      I have no daughters (a daughter-in-law is very nice though) and my married son lives quite close so pops around and says hello at least once a week which is lovely so I don't really miss his company as I see him so often. My younger son is so busy I had hardly ever see him and that does make me sad.

      But I do like the calm and quiet too and right now I am home alone and its lovely . I also like the clean house that stays clean.

      Thankyou for your lovely comment - so glad you are enjoying the art:)) its one of my passions.

      Have a lovely weekend



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