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Do you experience your man going through physical and emotional changes as he ages...is he able to cope?

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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • My hub takes good care of his physical being, but I wonder about his emotional being...are men more fragile as they get older?




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • I definately notice him going through both physical and emotional changes. So far it doesn’t seem to bother him. But then again, he wouldn’t talk about it if it did.

      My hubby is in good shape but I notice some loss of muscle tone he had in his younger days.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • I’m pretty sure my hubz went thru some emotional changes a few yrs back (which may have caused our separation) but now he is calmer,more patient and more open than before.
      Physically he seems to be stronger.... almost like letting go of some emotional things enabled him to be stronger. But his vision/hearing are not quite the same....frown




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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • Thanks Vikki, I thought I was going crazy when my hub constantly says he can’t hear things that well, seemed like it happened overnight...he had his hearing checked and ears cleaned and that is o.k...the doc says it is age related, same as his vision..that is the tough part of getting older.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • I look at the positive side of it....

      He can’t here me call him a**hole when he does something I don’t like and

      He can’t see if I look like crap as easy as before....

      These are good things!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • or correct my spelling.....

      here vs hear!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • Vikki! LOL

      Yes, my husband says every year after our large faculty party that he may have to do something different the following year. He sets everything up and usually barbeques for about 100 people. Then for a few days afterward he’s in pain! He’ll be 60 next summer and he’s gained some weight over the years. He still runs in the morning but I know he’s in more pain than before.

      Emotionally I don’t see much difference in him.




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      Marilyn09 wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • My hub is only 45 so he is doing good still.

      Last year he started working swing shift. And at first it was hard on him- he got very lazy. But he is used to his new schedule now and he is on the upswing. Back to his good ol self.




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      Rene' Grandon wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • My hubs has knee problems,shoulder,hernias. he says he is is old and frumpy and dumpy, he is 43.
      Since we got new house he has become more domesticated.
      cleaning house,doing yard,planted a garden,tthings he really didin’t do til recently.
      Other than his aches and pains and crappy job, he is very happy and settled.




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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • My hubby’s back problems started shortly after he turned 40.  On his 40th birhtday he was still a strong, active (really, really HOT guy)and able bodied.    In nine short years his health and physical abilities have gone to hell in a handbasket and you better believe it’s been tough on him emotionally too.  He always prided himself on his perfect eye sight too, and now he’s had to buy reading glasses and he hates it.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Aug 17, 2009
    • I wish my hubby would go to the doctors more often and get a physical. He smokes alot and he sleeps way too much. Hes 2 years younger then me, I know thats not really much, but He acts like hes around 70 already. I don’t understand It. Hes always had problems with his knees sence I met him cause he use to run track in school, and he had surgery on one of them. but they have gotton worse, I can hear them crackling when he trys to sneak up on me.worried But yeah, he use to be so active, hes only 42, he shouldn’t be sleeping so much.




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      Feathermaye wrote Aug 18, 2009
    • I truly believe my husband’s emotional state gets stronger the older he gets. And I’m sure that’s to protect himself against my emotional deterioration, lol.

      Physically speaking... Well, he’s 50. He suffered a back injury in high school that will plague him forever, so that’s a constant source of conversation. Plus, he works a pretty physical job that keeps him in relatively good shape, but contributes to the daily aches and pains.

      Although I think he’s handling it all well, he never hesitates to describe in great detail exactly what hurts, how it hurts, how long it’s been hurting, etc.  

      Someone not familiar with him could assume he’s just in a constant state of complaint, but I’ve come to realize that it’s simply his nature. He’s a storyteller and a writer, and is prone to uber-sharing *everything*.




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      Angelcart wrote Aug 18, 2009
    • I’ve been aware of the physical, not too  much though.  He’s had two back surgeries and IMO he does great.  He’s pretty much always in some sort of pain due to his back but he’s still very active.  He’s always doing things and is rarely idle (unlike me!).  He’s 62 and looks awesome.  People NEVER believe his age.  Just a few weeks ago this lady at a bar thought he was about 48.  His mother is 86 and looks great as well.  Emotionally - I’ve noticed no change.  I know that riding keeps him young.  As long as he can get on his bike and ride he’s great - when he’s riding he has no worries about business or anything.happy




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