What Men and Women No Longer Need or Care to Know About Each Other.....It's All Fine.

Buckle up for the facts
Buckle up for the facts
"Honey, are we done walking and talking?"
"Honey, are we done walking and talking?"

Inspired by Susan

This particular hub was inspired after I read a delightful hub written by Susan Holland (one of our own talented authors, "sholland10").

Susan had published a hub entitled "What Men Should Know About Women." I can't help but thoroughly enjoy Susan's writing and this hub was no exception

I was pleased to discover that my comment to Susan's hub was well-received and made her laugh. I meant it to be humorous and was happy that she appreciated it. This is when she suggested I write a hub relating to my comments. I'm sure my comments were funny because as we know, things that most couples can relate to are comical because they're reality.


I happen to really enjoy discussing the nitty-gritty of everyday life and the ordinary interactions of couples everywhere. Let's face it, most successful comedians get their hugest laughs when doing stand-up to describe their marriage. If men and women couldn't laugh at one another and with one another, oh my, let's not even go there!


Continue connecting the dots

L O V E.........Never has a four-letter word been so powerful. My guess would be it is the number one emotion studied, researched, written about and put to music.

However, falling in love is merely the beginning to life's journey and continuance of our species. If love was just a means to peaceful existence of give and take, the caring and sharing of warm fuzzies everywhere, how simple it would be. I love you, you love me.......everybody loves everyone...kiss kiss, hug hug.

The way it actually is though is that human beings, by their very nature, have the knack of pairing off......creating a one on one bond a.k.a. relationship. I understand the current term for this amongst the young is "hooking-up." I cringe each time I hear that. My generation can conjure up some not-so-romantic scenarios for this crude phrase.

Hook-up?! Who SAYS that?

Whatever said my friends, this is where the fun begins.

Relationships especially marriage require work to remain in tact and flourish. If we're not keenly aware of this beforehand, we quickly learn. Not "work," in the sense of hard labor, but well, you know what I mean.

Referring back to Susan's hub, men and women genuinely try to please their mate in every way possible. We pay attention to detail and make mental notes. We read all those articles on keeping the love alive.

Let's face it. As the years go by and the children arrive, it's too easy to fall into the drone of daily life. There is maintaining your home, the bills, a 40-hour work week, the kids and school, illness, appointments ......and the bills. Did I mention paying the bills? We may pass one another going in and out and our discussions are anything but cozy romantic moments. At some point you're sure R2D2 is your real father.

Throughout the life of any relationship so much of it is trial and error.There are bound to be upsets, hassles and plenty of fighting. Yes, I said, "fighting."

Many of us don't quite make the deciding turn toward bliss with our first love interest or even the second. We don't give up or stop trying to get it right......with the right one.....for all the right reasons.

Understanding the opposite sex is an ongoing often frustrating tutorial, but you'll never make it if you drop the courses. There's Fighting Fair 101 (Business), Remembering Special Occasions (History), Balancing the Budget (Math), Raising Children (Sociology), and How to Light his/her Fire (Recreation)..... No, I did not say, "How to light him/her, on fire."

We like to please one another. Prepare their favorite meals, make each other laugh, appreciate, and help one another. We say nice things, encourage, and champion. Aren't we simply wonderful?

Yes, it's a lot to think about so much ado. That's the work I mentioned. It's worth it. Not only in the thick of things my friend, but luckily when you're well into the aging process and slowing down.......just a bit.



Settle down, Relax a little.
Settle down, Relax a little.
lazy stroll in the park
lazy stroll in the park
What a beautiful day
What a beautiful day

The Thrill of Being Over the Hill

My hope for everyone is that they come to embrace the natural aging process. Please believe it's not a disease....not even close. Nearing our later years brings more joy and comfort, I dare say, than most other stages in life.

This is when the pride and happiness of bringing our own children into the world is topped by being presented with grandchildren. A time when the fruits of our labors come into view and are ripe to enjoy. Trust completely that chronological age has little to do with our state of mind and freedom to go for the gusto.

While the love of learning should never wane, certain lessons have become second nature and there is simply nothing more to know that we haven't learned.

At the top of this list, is the struggle to understand and please your partner. I"ll confirm this for you based on personal awareness.

I Know all I need to know about Men.

If there's more to know, I don't care. My little notebook filled with facts and magic tricks is filled to the very last page. I keep it handy, but rarely open it anymore. It's etched in my mind. Should I forget a little thing or two, then I forget. I'm confident nothing disastrous will happen. If an issue arises, I'll get over it. We both will.

While my husband concedes he will never understand women in general, I can affirm, he's an ace at knowing me. And as most women will agree, a wife is the only woman a man needs to understand. Yes, we are that selfish.

At this point, our relationship is as transparent and strong as it's ever going to be. We read each other's minds, finish one another's sentences and can translate every facial expression and body movement.

Our schedules are in perfect sync but it wouldn't matter if they weren't. Every comment we make or suggestion we have, is met with one response. "Ok honey, that's nice."

We don't argue or fuss over anything. Hubby is long over caring that he's lost every difference of opinion. I have tired of being right, even when I'm wrong. It was fun while it lasted.....but now who cares who's right?

We know at this point, it simply is what it is.

We can look back and smile because whatever it was.. it's all OK now. ..The here and now is more precious than any yesterday. Tomorrow? That's the bridge we've learned to cross when we get there. He's in a grumpy mood and snarls at me? You guessed it. I smile and say, "O.K., honey, that's nice." This is also what he says to me when he's pretending to be listening. Hey, it works. I've seriously thought of printing up flash cards we can just hold up.

We don't feel the need to do cartwheels for the sake of each other's happiness. I know he's happy. He knows when I'm not happy, I'll be sure to frown and roll my eyeballs......and he'll pretend to not see it. He still believes in "she'll get over it," and he is now correct. I do get over it.

My Victoria's Secret has been donated to charity and replaced with Betty Boop flannels (what a pleasure to be warm and comfy.) Believe it or not he still thinks I'm sexy. I thank Heaven for vision changes.

He uses his razor less often and I don't care that he scratches me when he kisses me anymore. It's the kiss that matters.

No more "How To" books or Cosmo articles, no more back-bends and hand stands. We've proven ourselves and gone the distance. Grateful for it all. We know each other, love each other and we are happy.

It's nice to be here. It's the gift we struggled to give one another. The gift of knowing that the kindest thing you can say to your loved one is, "O.K. honey, that's nice.....it's all fine."


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fpherj48 19 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thelma....."Congratulations" to you & hubby and "Happy Anniversary." Looks like anything over 10 years these days is nothing short of a miracle!!.....Peace, Paula


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Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany

Oh my! I can relate to what you have written here. My hubby and I have just reached our 34th wedding anniversary 2 days ago. Our married lives sound boring for those other couples but for us, it´s a comfortable relationship. Thanks for writing this hub. I enjoyed reading this.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Oh dear GF.....People have tried and failed for decades!! LOL


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Lol, we'll just tackle your thoughts one step at a time :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

We don't have enough TIME for my thoughts on this!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've heard quite often that men are weird. What are your thoughts on this, Effer?


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Must not be important!! LOL


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm sure I did. I just can't remember :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Well, did you learn anything you didn't already know? I doubt it! LOL


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hey Effer! I saw this hub in the Sunshine Times and thought I'd come back for another read :)


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Well, I'm glad you and Jim found each other, even if it did take a while and some "speed bumps" along the way. Once you've learned what doesn't work in relationships, you can use that knowledge to nurture a good one...which you have done. More power to you, girl! Jaye


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jaye....thanks so much.....I'm flattered with your sweet comments...but to be fair and honest, Jaye....I have made my share of poor choices, not that resulted in marriage, but I definitely threw away some valuable time and energy on some losers!!

I was widowed so young and even though I did not remarry for 6 years....I made a poor choice and that 2nd. marriage did fail after 11 years.

Jim and I have only been married for 12 years, but he truly is a good guy and we do have an awful lot of fun together. It's an entirely different kind of relationship than we (you & I etal) may have had when we were young and starry-eyed....and let's face it, a bit naïve?

Honestly? after being single, married, widowed, single, married again and divorced..& single once again...I was sure I had covered every status and had NO desire...not a single thought of EVER marrying again. Go figure, Jaye.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Vinaya & Suzette.......Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on this hub. It is always good to see you and hope you'll come around more often!! Peace


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

You're a wise woman, Paula, and a funny one, too. I chuckled through the first part of this article, then found myself smiling, later to feel a lump in my throat. It must be beautiful to enter this part of life with a loving, compatible spouse. I married, but chose the wrong men (or let them choose me) twice, so those marriages didn't last.

My single state doesn't really bother me, nor do I normally feel any envy for those couples who "got it right." However, I did get just a little twinge, felt just a teeny bit of envy, when I read "We know each other, love each other and we are happy." Can you blame me?

Wonderful hub....Voted Up+++

Jaye


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

What a heart warming article! You and your hubby seem to have found bliss! Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have done couple of hubs on how men and women perceive things. Thanks for sharing your views.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

carol.......Glad you enjoyed my hub about calling a truce in the battle of the sexes!!! Thanks for stopping by and the "fan mail" as well!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

We do know we are so different which usually makes it fun. Thanks for sharing all these feelings from your heart. Enjoyed it a lot.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Whyd.....You may be painfully amazed at how soon the aging process begins to sneak up on us! A little advice from a Senior Citizen? Keep the young and active person within you......alive and well forever. Age is an attitude!


WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

Beautiful, awesome, up, and sharing. That was a sweet hub! I thought it was funny that you started out with men and women not ever "finally getting it" and ended with your husband still believing what wasn't true of the past but true of the present.

Also, I for one, even though I'm in my twenties, am looking forward to the aging process- i don't want to wake up tomorrow at 70 years old, but I think it'll be grand.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Til.....I wouldn't touch "Fighting Fair 101" with a 10 foot pole.....First of all, I am absolutely positive, women at our age, have it perfected! Our hard work has finally paid off, so to speak?

Besides.....my own private belief is........"Guys, look, just be nice...smile and nod in agreement.....that's all we need you to do. Makes life sooo simple." Then you can go back to the garage and do your thing. We'll happy and you'll have peace.

How's that for professional marriage counseling? Practise makes perfect.

Repeat after me, "That's nice, honey, it's fine."

Thank you Till, and always remember, I'm on YOUR side, because I trust you are NEVER wrong!!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I don't know how I missed this, must be before we became friends because I certainly get your humor and appreciated it, as well. Now, are you preparing to teach Fighting Fair 101?

After 45 years Larry & I have come to an agreement, maybe it's a treaty, I'm not sure, but the fact is we've taken 45 years to break each other in, there's no way we want to start that process over again! He knows when to be quiet and when to speak as do I....there are times we both have to laugh at how ridiculous an argument starts to get. Or when he knows he's getting my goat, he'll stop and laugh...

You've made so many, many valid points in this hub and all with your usual grace and style.

Voted up, useful, funny, and awesome!!


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I was thinking the other half of this old married couple should start his own account here! lol

Cotton balls are a fantastic idea... that would work on kids too! hahahaha


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

DOM.....So glad to hear from one half of the old married couple. Strange you should comment on this particular hub.....While at a friend's house, the husband made a remark to the wife..I wasn't listening..but she got huffy and seemed angry. She said, "I HATE it when he talks to me in that tone of voice!"

After I laughed my butt off...I said, "I have the perfect solution...cotton balls, honey..one in each ear!" If nothing else, she realized how stupid it was! Thanks for stopping by.


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

For both my husband and I, this is our second marriage and we've know since the day we met that this is exactly how things worked. Most people refer to us as the "old married couple." We don't fight about anything, ever. Although we do still have opinions (I'm too much of a loudmouth to ever let that change lol). For us what matters is traveling through life together. Experiencing life TOGETHER. Whether it's an up or a down, all that matters is the experience. I dare say it's... FUN!!

I haven't tried the back bend... but the handstand was a bit difficult lol!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

EuroNinila........Thank you......Yes, I know I'm right....I'm living it! That's nice, honey,....OK!


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EuroNinila 4 years ago from NYC BABY

Awesome hub!! Loved it, and you are so right!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Why, Thank you Phoebe! I sincerely appreciate your visit. Please stop by again. Peace!


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

I love your sense of humor, it's brillent.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I love all of your humor sprinkled throughout the hub. I never understood why youth is wasted on young people...it should be with the older and wiser people who can appreciate it more....lol. Voted up and very intersting.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Tammy....Bless your heart. You are one brave woman! and that is one lucky little 2-year-old to have YOU for a Mommy!

MOLO.....Men are so rational and matter-of-fact!! I suppose someone HAS to be!! lol

LUCID...I can see that you know all you need to know! You're using the phrase "things are OK.!"

Kim....You and Brian have what you have because of finally feeling safe and loved.....compared to what you came from. Yes, you'll reach the "nice-fine-OK" stage in no time!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Millionaire....Hi and thanks for your input. You hit the nail on the old head! Over-analyzing ultimately either drives us crazy or just takes the joy out of everything!! Peace!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Great hub fpherj48, we do tend to analyze too much instead of just accepting. Things are fine, as long as we take a chance to appreciate them just the way we are.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

It is? Really? Where is that info? Gosh, I'm humbled. Thanks for the kudos, my sweet friend.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Congrats effer I just noticed this hub is in the TOP TEN!!! WTG my friend!!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Chelsea......good to hear from you. Yes, it's a fact, we must keep up with the homework. A grauation gift might be nice, but no one could ever afford it!!


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chelseacharleston 4 years ago

This topic never goes out of style lol. And I loved how you called the 'continuing education' of what goes on between the sexes LOL Great hub!!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Uncle, uncle. We can't break fingernails! I can't risk over or under exposure with my push up bra. Plus, it wouldn't be a cat fight. It would be a cougar fight. We gotta hold onto what we can. As we both know, the men in our lives are always going to be there/stuck with us, but our bodies are all we have left of our allure. We must keep them preserved as long as we possibly can.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Oh my Susan, big bad Mama...sounds like a threat to me....OK woman, let's go...we'll take this outside!...Just a few rules first:

No hitting below the belt, you'll rip my Figure Slimmer no arms above the head....I'll fall out of my push-up bra

do not slap me in the face, you'll crack my mud-mask Do NOT make me cry....mascara, you know.......Dem's da rules baby. Oh wait, let me check to see if Medicare will cover broken finger nails first!! You ruin my manicure, I breaka you face!!


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Kim Cantrell 4 years ago from Deep In The Pages of a Book

Dang, Brian and I must old souls. Ok, actually, I guess we were divorced souls with nutty exes. Either way, it works. Our relationship is like what you describe in the later years, so now I wonder just how much more awesome it's gonna be.

And I'm with you on that "hookin' up" stuff. Sounds gross and makes me wanna slap the stupid outta my teen sons' heads when they say it.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Paula, if you don't quit giving away secrets we shared, I am gonna start tellin' some of yours!! :p Besides, you are the one who taught me how to prepare prunes... you should write a hub. LOL


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Eddy...HI! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my hub. You're a Pal!!

Susan....yeah, ok.......Whatever! I believe you. I suppose next you'll tell me you two steamed up the kitchen windows, when in fact, you were boiling water to soak prunes!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Paula, I cannot believe you just gave away my secret about falling on the floor and not being able to get up... You could have at least made something up and said we WANTED to stay on the floor - ya know, because we were overcome by our sexy attire that desire just set in right there on the kitchen floor. LOL You are too much!! LOL


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

This great hub was so interesting;I loved it and have to award my up up and away.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, lol! this sounds so familiar! I was married for so long, then I met someone else, now I seem to be going down the road of telepathy too! a smile and nod, and the whole thing gets done! mind you, not sure about the PJs just yet!, but yes I am getting there! rated up! cheers nell


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LucidDreams 4 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

Enjoyable lighthearted hub. I can confirm that my wife does not need to know anymore then she already does. I certainly do not need to either. Things are fine, just the way they are!


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molometer 4 years ago

Sorry about the typo.


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molometer 4 years ago

Ha ha so true, it is nice to reach that point in our journeies where we don't have to bend over backwards to work out what is in front of our faces.

Great reading with sound advice for anyone who wants to go the distance. Voted up and SHARING


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Susan.....The response has been what I thought it would be from the women who totally relate to this! Some things are simply Universal and they just don't change.

Your hubby's response was so sweet!....Too embarrassed to add the part about you both falling to the floor when he dipped you..and laughing so hard, you couldn't help each other up?? OK....my lips are sealed. Thanks for everything!

thoughtforce....Honestly? I can't think of a DAMNED thing more wonderful than having reached this stage in marriage! Peace, sister!!

Sweetsusieg....Oh, trust me sweetsue....he'll love you MORE when you've come through menopause. Think of how grateful he'll be that you DIDN'T MEAN IT at all, when you said you were kicking him to the curb, taking him to the cleaners, burning his clothes in the yard and telling all his man-friends he cries at "Lassie" re-runs. Seriously, he'll be kissing your feet...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I remember reading Susan's hub and cheering throught the entire read. This is great and insightful. Lets me know what to look forward to. I just about had an empty nest and I am starting over with someone else and we have a two year old. But this is great, it is almost too simple but it is true. Well done!


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Sweetsusieg 4 years ago from Michigan

This Hub was recommended by Susan on facebook... What a terrific suggestion it was! I enjoyed it thoroughly, as I am entering into my golden years, this year marks the 27th anniversary for hubby and I. Since I am headed into menopause as well - it could get mighty interesting!! We'll just see if he loves me as much when I am done as he claims to now or vice versa!! LOL


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This is so great! This is a hub that says it all and I recognize everything you describe here. Sometimes I wonder if it is a bit boring, or if it is because we don't care anymore, but the next minute I feel so happy over the fact that we really have reach this stage in our marriage. To feel comfortable is sexy:)) Voted up and more, so good!

Tina


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

This is absolutely the BEST!! I had to stifle laughs all the way through because, not only is it funny, it is true!! Anyone in a long-term relationship will connect to this hub. I feel very honored that my hub and our comments to each other inspired you to write this GREAT HUB! I am going to link it to my hub you mention and to my hub about advice to a new bride.

I have to mention my two favorite parts - the whiskered kiss and thinking your sexy in flannel jammies rather than V.S. That is so US at our house. I will add Big Smith overalls when he is working around the house. LOL I asked him if he thought we would have still fallen in love with each other if we had been dressd in our jammies and overalls. His response was grabbing me, dipping me, and giving me a big whiskered kiss. LOL IT'S ALL TRUE!! You did a great job of using wisdom and humor. Voted across and shared!! :-)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

But you see, Martie....all that you are doing IS IN FACT...."embracing the aging process"...with supreme GRACE!! Yes, this is what I mean!! Give a sweet Hello to Age and treat it well, love it, feed it, "rock & roll" it...yes...even teach it to belly dance!! You GO girl!!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

I enjoy his hub tremendously! The holy truth but subtly presented on a bed of humor.

But embracing the natural aging process? Not me! I will fight it with every bone in my body! I am taking belly-dance classes, taking vitamins and minerals every 4 hours, dating every bachelor in the region - at least once, dancing around the clock... and what have you I'll do until Age knocks me into my grave...

Serious!

Lol! Yes, laughing out loud all the way, challenging Age to wipe me off our beautiful planet and away from such lovely friends like you, fpherj48 :)

Voted up and a mustoread.


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Pcunix 4 years ago from SE MA

Of course she is perfect :)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Pcunix....Congrats to you and your wife (who's still the bee's knees) on 45 years!! Fewer and fewer couples are making it that far. Ha! Some don't make it 45 months!!

Bless your heart....for being the kind of hubby a woman thinks is a real "keeper!" I already know she's perfect, based upon her gender....lol.....Now don't go getting all ruffled on me!!! Thanks for visiting!


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Pcunix 4 years ago from SE MA

Ayup. My wife and I will celebrate our 45th anniversary this year and yes, flannel pajamas are sexy :)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hawkesdream.....LOL...yes, it does seem to be set up backwards, doesn't it? Then again....a teenager with all that WISDOM would be a very dangerous creature!! I mean, they're scary enough as it is!! LOL I love your comment!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

teaches12345....So glad you enjoyed my hub and can relate so well to it! You are so right about becoming better friends with your mate. I think it hits us that it's "you and me against the world!" My sister-in-law always tells her husband, "You might as well not argue with me, we're all each other has, buddy!!" Thanks for the visit. Come again!!


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Hawkesdream 4 years ago from Cornwall

Here, Here!!! Sometimes I think it would be great if we were born older with the knowledge, then as time went on our physics become younger. What a hellova teenage life we would have! lol


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I chuckled through this hub and enjoyed reading what I know to be true! Yes, our empty-nest years are so wonderful. We an sit back and enjoy life as it happens. My hubby and I are more friends now than ever before. I love your sharing of how whiskers don't bother you anymore and making flashcards. How sweet!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

You're sooo good for my old, waning ego, GF!! I know the gap between the sexes has been since the beginning of time, to "infinity & beyond." And you definitely have a point about constant peace and harmony....we'd be bored into sleeping 16 hrs. a day, just hoping for an exciting dream!!!LOL... Thanks as always!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You had me at Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. We will never totally get each other and that's ok. If we did understand each other's needs and wants than there would be peace and harmony. Boring!!! Seriously, who doesn't like their feathers ruffled at times. I'm a fan of mystery and molding. I'm also a fan of this hub!

Your mind is a terrible thing to waste and you my friend sure as heck never have to worry about yours going to waste:)

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