I am wondering if there are any others on grans net who have a DH who is a lot older than them and how they cope with the age difference.
I am 61 and my DH is 76, 77 in sept.
We have been married for 20 years, together 23 years.
He retired 7 years ago, not long after the recession started, as his work was thermal insulation and all the companies were drying up. And then he was unable to return to work as he was considered too old. So he went gardening, now We have a registered dog sitting business.
He is really good about the house too, I work part time cleaning in sheltered housing and as a beautician from home.
My children from my first marriage (2 DDs ) have emigrated to U.S and Oz,and he has a daughter in Spain.
So my 4 DGC live abroad,
My problem is the marriage is lonely, we have seperate bedrooms as he has COPD and keeps me awake. There is no intimacy between us and we are like DB and DS .
I do love him but sometimes find myself wishing we were the same age group, I have a social life, he has none and no hobbies, the only thing he has is the dogs and TV.
When I get the feelings of loneliness, I miss my young GC so much as I would like to have some young blood around to help keep me young.
I do ballroom dance and Latin, plus yoga and Pilates, I have asked him to join a club, but he refuses.
Hate - jealousy of stepson
Dread - pests in the attic
Shocking - sinkholes