There's a void in immature relationships, an apparent absence and incessant worry that something's missing.
They are comfortable and secure and free of doubt because mature love isn't about all those small questions, but a comfort in knowing the big one is answered.
Seniors must cope with the various diseases of aging, such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, as well as other medical or physical conditions that can impair or slow down their daily living.
Unfortunately, it seems that most medical and lay people focus only on these disease processes, as well as on other aspects of decline this sector of aging Canadians might represent.
Thankfully, the baby boomer population is pushing the topic into the mass media, and trend analysts expect to see a further increase in personal services and products tailored to aging boomers and seniors.
While seniors desire love, they face many obstacles beyond the social norms and taboos.
But eventually, that smothering love is replaced with motivated love — a type of love that comes when you want to make a life with someone and work hard to get that life. They never feel that motivation to leave each other only to come back more successful and more determined to make a life for the two of them. Mature couples do not spend their days bickering over a screen.
The average 65-year-old Canadian can now expect to live another 13.3 years (1).Mature couples don't “fall in love,” they step into it. How can you tell if your relationship is in it for the long haul or the two-month plummet everyone predicted behind your love-obsessed back? Drama is for people who don't know how to have a relationship — who live by idealistic, preconceived notions that love must be wild and obsessive. It's something that happens naturally; it doesn't need to be fought for day in and day out. A mature relationship lives by this peace of mind; immature ones drown in it. It burns dimly when you're together, but you wave it off with sex and constant chatter. Immature relationships are formed by two incomplete people. They are two people looking for something that can't be found in another person.Love isn't something you fall for; it's something you rise for. First, it should be easy, from the beginning to end. When you love someone, and he or she loves you, and there's no doubt to his or her feelings and no doubt to yours, that's peace of mind. They dominate each other, force themselves together and make one flawed mesh of a human. They are two individual people looking to make two better people.“There is, in fact, very little data on the sexual interests and experiences of older people,” Friedan says.People want to believe that seniors are asexual beings, but seniors desire — even need — romantic relationships, just as we do.Aging Canadians, like their American counterparts, are growing in numbers.