This is the first in a series of blog posts dealing with issues raised by my book Love Sex and the Midlife Woman
Have you heard the term New Midlife Woman before? It is most definitely not a middle aged woman!
It comes from one of my heroines, Marianne Williamson. She wrote the book The Age of Miracles – Embracing the New Midlife.
Although the Midlife concept applies to both Men and Women, Marianne has much more to say about how it presents the opportunity for women to step into their ‘power and their greatness’.
I am Jean Macdonald and I have written a book called Love Sex and the Midlife Woman as my contribution to empowering Midlife Women to take their rightful place in our society and to contribute to its improvement.
Why did I include the words Love and Sex in the title of my book?
In my opinion, the issues midlife women encounter with love and sexual fulfilment are the major obstacles that prevent them from embracing the fantastic opportunities that are there for them as New Midlife Women.
Love is a much used and abused word. It has to cover a multitude of relationships and yet is used widely without clearly defining what it means in the particular context being spoken or written about. In this book we are concerned with ‘love’ in the context of intimate relationships between couples. Even here, there are different sorts of love and the nature and quality of love in midlife is very different from what went before, which I discuss in the book.
Sex is a word which has only recently escaped from the shadows. For many generations Sex was considered a dirty word not to be mentioned in polite company.
Even the word Love was dealt with in a very cautious way because in many minds it was considered a substitute word for Sex.
I believe it is time to discuss frankly what our sex drive is and the benefits of actively harnessing and enjoying it in the second half of our lives.
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