LOVE IN YOUR forties
Whether you have been married since you were very young; or in your second marriage; or looking for your other half; or happily on your own; there is no better time to make the best of your relationship situation than when you are in your forties.
In your forties and growing in love
If you have been married since your twenties, congratulations! You have been in a relationship for around 20 years, which means that you have something really special going on there. You pretty much beat all odds and have probably already survived a few challenges with your other half.
You will start finding a lot of time you did not have before to spend with your partner, which is like rewinding your life two decades!
This new time together can be destabilizing in a relationship, believe it or not. So this is the time to apply all your forty-something wisdom to reinvent your marriage and get ready for at least 20 more years happily together.
In new love
Many women choose to marry or start a relationship in their forties simply because they never had time to commit to serious love before being busy with their careers or other life projects. Others start new relationships at this stage after the first one did not work out and ended up in divorce or separation.
Whatever the case, the first thing you need to bear in mind is that the myth that being in your 40s is too late to get married is totally false. Marriages of women in their forties have been on the rise for many years and, furthermore, the later a woman takes this step, the better the chances are that the relationship will last.
Women age 40 and more know what they want in a relationship, and are not afraid or embarrassed to ask for it.
They know their strengths and have learned to identify their weaknesses, which takes any new relationship to new levels.
Having said this, adapting to life with a new partner at this stage can be a bit of a challenge for exactly the same reasons. Success depends on knowing how to balance your already well-defined personality and your willingness to commit and share.
Over 40 and single
Life choices these days result in many single women that reach their forties and without a partner in their lives, simply because they don’t want one.
Whether it’s due to a busy professional life or consciously avoiding relationships due to past disappointments, being single and over 40 gives women a wealth of opportunities to grow a deeper relationship with themselves.
Exercise, involvement in charities, and practicing meditation are just some examples of activities where many forty-somethings put their energy and which brings them a lot of self-achieved satisfaction.
Women in their forties are also at their creative peak, so it is not uncommon when painting, writing, or another form of art, take an important role in their lives.