Considering a new relationship? After loss or divorce it can be really complicated, especially when you are over 50! Suddenly Sexual shares true stories of 25 couples “first time..in a long time.” Funny, poignant, silly and raw, this book tackles real issues that affect mature relationships.
Written by the author of Suddenly Solo, which was featured on The Today Show, AARP, The New York Times and many other media outlets.
I remember standing there looking at her naked body as she lay on my bed. I knew what was coming. At least I hoped. But all the excitement and anticipation did not diminish a low voice inside my head. This isn’t my wife.
I cannot describe the emotion floating through me as guilt. My wife passed away over two years ago. But there was a flinching moment when I wondered if I was doing something wrong. As I undressed more thoughts:
How do I look?
What if I do something wrong?
What would my kids say?
Can I still perform?
Do I need a condom?
How do I start?
I was nudged from my self-centered thoughts by hands touching me in a new and very stimulating fashion. As I started to give in to the sensation, my head flooded again with a thought that almost deflated me. What if things don’t go perfectly? What if I don’t …
Thankfully, she sensed my concerns and whispered how much she wanted to be close. From there on I relaxed and went forward with my first time … in a long time.