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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Red Dress Diary Entry #17: Living On Easy Street

Things are starting to settle down a bit after our June 14th wedding, and I am amazed at how easily I am adjusting to being Mrs. Tom Lyons. I can still recall how difficult the transition was for me in 1968, when that nineteen-year-old college girl became Mrs. Sid Bailey.

Now I am not so emotional and don't sweat the small stuff like I did when I was younger. We are both better at going with the flow, and have more flexibility with our schedules. And maybe this relationship is more relaxed in part--because we are too old and lazy to fight! Or maybe that is called "older and wiser." We also don't have the financial burdens and responsibilities that we had in our first marriages. In addition, expectations are more realistic this time around. All of these factors have enabled us to live on Easy Street!

So there you go--just one more advantage to being over fifty. Love, marriage and life are all easier!



Eileen Williams said...

Your thoughts are so true! I"m coming up on my 35th wedding anniversary so am in a different situation, but with a common outcome. My hubbie and I don't fight nearly as much as we did when we were younger and I've given up (finally) on trying to change him. What a relief! Yep, it's another wonderful aspect of being over fifty!

Mary Cunningham said...

I just had my 25th wedding anniversary (2nd marriage), and I have to agree. Expectations are more realistic in that things don't have to always be perfect.

You're right, Eileen. It is a relief to just accept each other and enjoy the time together.

WOOFers said...

Oh yes I agree with both of you, Mary and Eileen. Life is easier all the way around in many ways for us WOOFers! Marriage is so much more fun when you just accept each other and enjoy each day.


Anonymous said...

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