Midlife Women, What They Really Want

Written by Barbara C. Phillips, NP

Over 40 million women are enteringrepparttar second half of their lives and what they really want is not what many people think. It’s not aboutrepparttar 139533 gray hair, a few wrinkles or even hittingrepparttar 139534 big 5-0.

The recent story in Time Magazine (5/9/05) has hopefully opened eyes to what midlife and older women really want. So often, society looks at midlife as just being that – midlife, menopause, empty nest, gray hair and wrinkles. Yet, to women it’s so much more.

We have been asking women about their views and stories regarding positive and successful aging experiences. Not only have they shared their wonderfully delightful stories, they have also revealed their hopes, expectations and goals forrepparttar 139535 second half of their lives.

These stories tell of women looking forward to this time of their life as a time of renewal, of exploring new areas of interest and ofrepparttar 139536 “freedom to be whole and who I really want to be”. Women speak of lessons learned, wisdom granted, andrepparttar 139537 ability to look ahead to accepting new challenges. Many of these women actually look forward to growing older and torepparttar 139538 gifts that come with age.

10 Impressions on Online Dating

Written by Constancia Cruise

Are you a little uncomfortable withrepparttar idea of Internet dating? Have you thought about how great it is for busy people; how convenient? Don't ever be duped by an online dating suitor. There are tales of deceit and heartbreak, don't be one of them.

1. It is easy to get involved in online dating relationships; for some it can lead to an addiction. Some find themselves enjoyingrepparttar 139532 flirtatious advances ofrepparttar 139533 opposite sex, both in chat rooms and with on-line dating services. People get sucked into on-line relationships and become addicted torepparttar 139534 world of on-line dating and chat rooms. For some it becomes an obsession. The classic story is a person who finds himself or herself divorced after 20+ years, followed by a string of unhappy relationships, then entering a Chat Room.

2. Because there is anonymity, there is deceit and lies in chat rooms. Deception lurks around every corner. You can create a persona, quite different from yourself. You can act out a part, instead of being a real person. There are characters online ready to predate onrepparttar 139535 unwary and naive.

3. Online dating is every bit real. There is addiction, obsessiveness, vindictiveness, desperation, impulsiveness, and even downright guilt. Love is a powerful emotion. Do not follow your heart and not your head. Don't journey outside your comfort zone and be overtaken by a seductive search for true companionship.

4. Are you smart about online dating? Do you tell yourself, "I'll keeprepparttar 139536 relationship atrepparttar 139537 e-mail level before deciding to talk onrepparttar 139538 phone!" Yes, take baby steps to discover if you have a great deal in common. You can enjoy Chat Rooms, but be aware where it can lead you if you are not savvy.

5. Are yourepparttar 139539 kind of person that never thought about online dating? Did a friend convinced you to give online dating a try? You've readrepparttar 139540 success stories of how people met onrepparttar 139541 Internet: it was "a miracle" for them. Are you curious about online dating? Lots of books have been written on this subject. You must read a few if you are thinking of entering this medium.

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