Author: Lee Brochstein

The Fantasy and Reality of Dating at Midlife

I haven’t dated in a long time. That’s not to say I haven’t joined the left swipe club occasionally; I have. I just find that once I’m on there, I am completely uninterested, and the fantasy and the reality of dating at midlife are at such odds, that I choose to sit at home instead of facing reality. Based on my experiences, I prefer days of yore, when the fantasy WAS the reality. I realize that I might be generalizing in my list of wants and dreams vs. what’s truly going on, but this is based on my encounters....

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Two Heads are NOT Better Than One

Right when I became a midlifer, I was put into surgical menopause. The reasons aren’t that important, my ovaries did not like me, and frankly, I didn’t like them much either. So, we parted ways. Since the age of 41, I have been on what the menopausal call HRT, which to you period chicks, means Hormone Replacement Therapy. This is a strange invention. Does it take care of hot flashes that you get when you no longer have ovaries that give off the hormone that keeps them at bay? Sometimes. Does it help with the weepies, willies, and sybilizing?...

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