Dear Agony Aunts
I have recently married for the first time, I am 50, & I am finding it difficult to cope with the “upleasantness” of married life, not least the needs of a husband who is both demanding & unkind.
I fear I may have made a terrible mistake, what can I do?
At your age you should have known better. There is no doubt that the charms of marriage are best enjoyed by the young & stupid – leaving them enough time to get over it & move on; something that is a little more difficult with advancing years.
We’d suggest that this is a time for taking the bull by the horns – do you think your husband could be persuaded to enter for the next Pamplona bull run? If that is not really his style how about a remote sailing holiday together or perhaps a romantic Fell-walking holiday during the blustery gales of March?
We’re sure you get the general idea; just make sure that he is adequately insured & that his Will is up-to-date.