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?
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.
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.
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.
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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