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What has improved with age?

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nanna8 Tue 20-Apr-21 13:42:31

Apart from some wines that is. We hear so much about how bodies and general health tend to deteriorate with age, but what actually improves?
Tact and discretion?
Financial situation ( or not !)
Wisdom in general, hopefully and generally
Cooking ability?

Blossoming Tue 20-Apr-21 13:46:45

Mr. B gets better every day 😊 I’m glad I decided he was a keeper all those years ago.

ExD Tue 20-Apr-21 13:47:29

Confidence.
I now complain if things aren't right, without feeling the need to apologise first.
I no longer do favours for people - if I don't want to baby sit I say so, if its not convenient to give someone a lift to the shops I tell them. If someone has borrowed my garden tools I ask for them back.
I used to be a wuzz in that respect.

Bluebellwould Tue 20-Apr-21 13:50:28

Unfortunately it’s my rampant sex drive🥴, which is of no use to me whatsoever as unfortunately my husband died 2 years ago. If only ....

Luckylegs Tue 20-Apr-21 13:52:55

The relationship with my husband has improved greatly during lockdown. I don’t know whether it’s me calming down (I’ve always been anxious and I’m on antidepressants) or whether not having to go out has helped. We’ve not minded lockdown really. Been in a bubble with our single daughter and granddaughter so we’ve seen them but not our son of course. H has spent a lot of time in the garden pottering happily. We’ve got a few big jobs done which is pleasing. We are getting on better than the previous 52 years. I hope this continues.

Luckylegs Tue 20-Apr-21 13:54:21

Oh, I wish Bluebellwould, I have no sex drive at all, never have had.

keepingquiet Tue 20-Apr-21 14:05:19

For me, everything has improved.

Pantglas2 Tue 20-Apr-21 14:14:30

All of those things Nanna8 and then there’s the sex...😇

Jaxjacky Tue 20-Apr-21 14:15:15

More disposable income than I’ve had for many years, if ever. Choosing what I do, when and with whom. A very satisfying marriage which deepened when we started spending more time together a few years ago with our first 6 months together in France. I took early retirement after that first trip. No periods!

timetogo2016 Wed 21-Apr-21 14:22:09

Take yourself off to Ann Summers Bluebellwould.

Lots of things have improved for me tbh.

vampirequeen Wed 21-Apr-21 15:04:47

Definitely sex but then I only got married 10 years ago so are we still in the honeymoon stage grin

lemongrove Wed 21-Apr-21 17:38:28

Pantglas2

All of those things Nanna8 and then there’s the sex...😇

Good job that you have the Argy Bar to spend time in then you norty girl🤣

lemongrove Wed 21-Apr-21 17:40:22

vampirequeen

Definitely sex but then I only got married 10 years ago so are we still in the honeymoon stage grin

As a Yorkshire woman, I say to you...buy a house in Haworth, there is nothing to do except ☺️😍🥰

lemongrove Wed 21-Apr-21 17:42:31

Yes nanna8 all the things you mention plus not getting upset by little things ( or annoying people) anymore.
Although reading GN threads it appears that quite a few still do worry about something and nothing.

Nanna58 Wed 21-Apr-21 17:44:19

My dress sense , it used to be dire but now I’ve sort of found my ‘style’ it’s a doddle!!

foxie48 Wed 21-Apr-21 17:59:28

Life has rubbed off my edges and made me a nicer person (hopefully). I still speak my mind but I choose my words more carefully than I did.

M0nica Wed 21-Apr-21 17:59:29

Financial situation, definitely, thanks to inheritance, and DH continung to work on a consultancy basis. Fitness and weight,

3dognight Wed 21-Apr-21 18:01:26

My temper grin

Kim19 Wed 21-Apr-21 18:16:42

Can't improve on perfection.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 21-Apr-21 18:42:20

My Bank balance.

My patience.

My ability to see both sides of the discussion/argument.

I am definitely a better Granny than I was a parent, more time etc...

JdotJ Thu 22-Apr-21 10:47:33

Confidence

Florida12 Thu 22-Apr-21 10:49:23

My patience, tolerance, I have learned to listen and not give advice, unless asked for.

JaneJudge Thu 22-Apr-21 10:49:29

my ability to keep plants alive!

Shinamae Thu 22-Apr-21 10:51:42

Luckylegs

Oh, I wish Bluebellwould, I have no sex drive at all, never have had.

Nor me....

henetha Thu 22-Apr-21 10:53:09

The ability to rationalise things better and not get so het up
about trivialities.