However, the message I received from my interviews with hundreds of elders with lifetimes of experience in and out of relationships is this:
Never give up on finding love.
The best way I can convey this message is with an example.
Kitty was an adventurous, exciting young woman. She joined the women’s naval corps (the WAVES) and served during World War II. She met her husband after the war and they were married for 60 years, experiencing life’s ups and downs, traveling the country, living a very good life. Kitty cared for her husband in his last years, and said a final goodbye in her late 80s.
Although she deeply wanted a new relationship, she assumed that the love and romance part of her life was over.
But she was in for a surprise. To find out what happened, listen to her tell the story.