How life now can be very good

How life now can be very good

Being over 50 can be one of the most fulfilling times of your life. It’s often a period of change and new opportunities and perhaps more freedom to do what you want to do after many years of responsibilities.


Zelda West-Meads
Relationships are important from the moment we are born and equally so when we are fifty something. How we are treated as children and the experiences we have when growing up can affect how we are as adults and how we relate to people. Whether your relationship is good or bad, understanding why we behave or act in a certain way can give us the insight to make changes and give us more satisfaction and happiness.

If you are married or in a long-term relationship, you may have children who are grown ups themselves or well on the way to becoming young adults. If you have teenagers they can be quite challenging, but also fascinating and fun to be with.

One of the joys of 50 plus is that it gives you more time to concentrate on yourself and more much freedom to enjoy your relationships with you partner or spouse or those around you. This time in your life can be a very good opportunity to become closer, even to return to the romance of the early days of your relationship.
You might want to experience lots of different relationships or want to meet someone new and fall deeply in love all over again. It can take courage, but for some women, when the children leave home it may enable them to end a relationship that has become stifling or boring or which makes them terribly unhappy. Many people enjoy being single after 20 or more years of being in a relationship and are in no hurry to commit to another one.

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If you are entering your fifties with a little financial security behind you, it may give you the confidence to decide on a major life change – a return to studying, a year off to go travelling, or even move abroad. And of course it is never too late to fall in love.

So for Fifty, think fearless, think fun, think flirty, think freedom. Here at Victoria we’ll be exploring how, when you’re 50-plus, there is more opportunity to do what you want, when you want. The world really can be your oyster.

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I'm in my late 50s, recently retired from workin as a charity retail manager of 2 shops for nearly 10 years. I now have my 85 year old mother to look after who although perfectly able to do a great deal refuses to do so and tells me that is why she had a daughter. Resulting = massive tension between me and my husband who is on the verge of leaving me to get on with it.

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When I got to 50 things started to fall apart, I got a life long illness and then depression. I never thought about mental wellbeing before but now I do! I make time to do things I enjoy and achieve and spend time with other people. It takes a lot of energy to get us through the ups and downs of life, so we need to stock up on the 'good' stuff. Life is precious so enjoy the simple things in life instead of letting it go by in a flash.

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After raising 6 kids, and many serious illnesses, including severe depression and cancer, I now feel I can relax and enjoy being a grandmother to 3 (2 more on the way)! We cannot control everything but have to enjoy the positive things we have! I am proud to have reached my 50's, flaws and all!

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%0 seemed so long ahead when I was a young adult, but now I'm 62 and I have quite a positive outlook than when I was a teenager. What I could not cope with at that age is now copeable & I'm fairly happy

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%0 seemed so long ahead when I was a young adult, but now I'm 62 and I have quite a positive outlook than when I was a teenager. What I could not cope with at that age is now copeable & I'm fairly happy

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