Does Love Change as You Age?

Love is one of the most remarkable things that all of us have the privilege of experiencing in some form throughout our lives. Whether it’s the love that you feel for your grandchildren or the love that you share with a friend, how does love change as we get older?

A Unique Perspective

As the saying goes, youth is often wasted on the young. As we age, we get a unique perspective on life that can allow every day to feel more meaningful. Some people assume that romantic love and platonic love decrease over the years, but, in reality, seniors are often more satisfied and fulfilled through all of their relationships. Instead of feeling the need to rush things and explore the world as much as possible, many older adults find peace and solace in their relationships.

You Know What Matters to You

When we are young, we are learning what matters to us, and also learning that our priorities might not align with the priorities of those around us. Many of us end up trying to make a square peg fit into a round hole early in life. As we get older, we have a better understanding of what truly matters to us and can use that to help in finding love and friendship. This often leads to more meaningful and fulfilling relationships, as you don’t overlook red flags.

Deeper Relationships

Romance novels and fairytales often influence our view of love, as we expect every romantic relationship to sweep us off of our feet. Falling in love can be much more superficial when you are young, as you care the most about your feelings in the moment and the fancy dinners and elaborate dates. As you get older, falling in love is still exciting and wonderful, but you often form bonds that are deeper and more intimate. Passion can play a role, but trust and deep love often play a bigger one.

You Have Better Communication Skills

Communication skills can make or break a relationship, and many of us work hard over our lives to develop them through our family relationships, friendships, and romantic endeavors. The older that you are when you start a relationship, the more likely it is that you will be able to communicate well and work through challenges that might otherwise derail a positive relationship.

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Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).

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