When she lost her husband at 52, Terry Hayward became a subset of a subset—a widow among so many divorcees—which sometimes made her path harder, and sometimes more manageable.
Your Main Squeeze
Sara Lukinson never imagined she’d have so many men in her life or what they’d come to mean to her at this age.
Two riveting new memoirs offer good girl/bad girl takes on midlife marriage. It’s all here: regrets, rewards, restlessness, ambivalence, comfort, sex, sexual fantasies. And maybe sexual dalliance.
Looking back on big decisions she’s made, Judith Newman sees that seemingly small things—taste, style—matter and sometimes they matter more over the years, not less.
The wife of the new French President is 24 years older than he is. Demi, Madonna and Carmen Diaz all famously like younger men. Marion Winik explores the age gap and considers diving right in.
Option B: When you can’t “lean in” (or barely stand)
Throw down the gauntlet and you’ll both win. We promise.