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As time goes by : boomerang marriages, serial spouses, throwback couples, and ot
Abigail Trafford
Adult Nonfiction HQ1059.4 .T69 2009

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Journalist and author Trafford follows up My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades After Fifty with a look at how, as Americans stay healthier for longer, couples in their 50s and beyond are "creating new models of connection" and rapidly "restructuring" marriage. The paradox of longevity is clear, giving people the opportunity for more and new relationships as well as increasing the probability of relationship fatigue; it's no wonder Americans "look on this gift [of longevity] with dread and denial." With case studies and hundreds of interviews with men and women, Trafford looks at the different strategies that couples use to cope; sometimes they weather hard patches and come out stronger; sometimes their lives take new paths that drive them apart. For many, becoming single again is not the end; Trafford outlines the "new normal" in relationships and finds "no hard rules for coupling in this stage of life," but that "longevity's gift of time is also a gift of love" (though not necessarily with the same partner, or within the traditional meeting-dating-marrying model).This insightful book has quite a bit to say about modern relationships, young and old, the most important of which may be that falling in love at 80 is not much different from falling in love at 18. (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

As people live longer and healthier lives, the opportunities for finding love and enduring loss grow to awesome proportions, found Trafford (My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades After Fifty) after interviewing hundreds of couples in a wide range of relationships. She delves into the problems of retirement and illness with compassionate insight and offers observations rather than advice. A distinctive slant on the aging process; highly recommended for all public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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