"Yes, it counts. I'm sorry for your loss. So many of the feelings must be the same and I can only speak from a man's point of view but I would say that it has to be a different experience being a man who has lost his wife.…"
"Gave it a try. Could only let it get so long because of work. I think it might have looked better if I was taller. Ended up getting it cut. Tried shaving my goatee off as well and that lasted about two weeks. Was told I…"
Thought I'd chime in if you don't mind. I usually wear my hair short since I work outside a lot and the wind makes a mess of it. No matter how much hair spray I use it doesn't help when it's windy. Also I…"
"Hmmm. That sounds like a very logical approach. I've read various articles saying not to cut it at all. But it makes sense to let the short parts catch up with the longer ones and keep it all neat. Most likely I'll not cut it…"
"I wish I could afford a midlife crisis. I am 55 years old and lost my wife to cancer in 2012. Also lost my job of 22 years and now working 2 part time jobs and still don't make enough to pay the basis necessities of life let alone enjoy a…"
"Not what I'm going for but works for him. My hair is still very brown with only has a few scattered signs of gray. My beard is very short and all white. My hairline is receding but not that far. I think that the longer hair tends to look…"
"I've been looking for articles about older guys with longer hair and came across your discussion. I just turned 55 a couple of days ago and recently decided I was tired of getting the same old haircuts all the time. My wife passed away…"
"Hi everyone. Being busy with my blog and working 2 part time jobs, I do not get to update this group very often. It is easier to manage one central web site than to post on several different ones. My blog has recently moved from Blogger to…"
Jeff, I just stumbled onto your profile page. My condolences to you on the loss of your dear wife. This very day was the funeral of our son-in-law's father who died on Monday after a long struggle to recover from a burst brain aneurysm. His widow has a lot of support but I know that she still has to walk this path of grief in her own way. I will read you blog that gives tribute to your wife. None of us are immune to your experience and I'm open always to learning from those who have and are going through this.
Welcome to the AoM community, Jeff. We're glad to have you aboard.
By the way, if you consider yourself a "family man", I'd like to invite you to become a member of one of my more popular AoM groups. It's called "Family Man", and it's devoted to the betterment of families. It's for men striving to be better husbands, fathers and sons. Check it out here!
Hi there Jeff. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"Before talking about whether to normalize, consider who we're normalizing with.
The question is, will normalizing be used to pressure Cuba to stop keeping its people in grinding poverty, or will it…"
"You are blatantly condescending, and honestly, what answer did you actually give? You gave me patronising lecture about how I have no friends and don't add any value to society. You did not answer my question at all, and you gave no advice…"
"Not that simple. We were amidst the height of the Cold War when the actual embargo began. Everyone was expecting them to nuke us. Of course we cut off relations. Frankly, I think we should still have enmity with their government. The brother of the…"
"Physically, early to mid twenties. Mentally, thirties or forties. In wisdom, until the point of dementia. It's a shame that the wisdom age gives is paid for in youth and vitality. "Youth is wasted on the young," as they say."