"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…"
"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…"
I also have a blog that is a compendium of various thoughts. Do you know how many hits a day you are receiving approximately? Just curious as I feel like mine is barely being read. I will take a look at yours and…"
"My wife did in fact pass away on May 9th of this year. While she was alive I said I would never remarry and my opinion has not changed since she went to Heaven. All the love I have went into that relationship. I made many mistakes…"
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.
"I don't see any solution; life for middle-aged, middle-classed white males like me is simply too busy and compartmentalized.
Well there has to be a "why" behind this; maybe uncovering the "why" this is, is the first step. If…"
Maybe this is just me, but one trend I tend to with people looking for someone to date or marry is some fixation on "common interests" or the other person "liking all the same stuff, e.x. music, hobbies, sports, etc" as me.To me this just seems... weird, and doesn't seem to jive with history; romantic relationships to me are primarily about attraction and love, and the specific 'activities' you do together aren't really that important, it's really about the bonding and connection.Not about a…See More
"Ha, good article on middle age.
I have some old friends. I have a wonderful wife, great family.
I enjoy people I work with (more or less), and my show has even brought me some limited notoriety locally, along with some awesome contacts in my…"
"Apparently there is enough out there go get people sounding the alarm. I was giving a talk on invasives, and when I mentioned herbicide use I knew I hit the third rail in the room.
The WHO has pronounced it as "probable" cause of…"