Relate Guide To Loving In Later Life : How to Renew Intimacy and Have Fun in the Prime of Life


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if you are age 50+ and starting a new relationship, or are wanting to refresh your relationship with a long-term partner as you hit a new life stage, or are worried about how your body is changing and what that might mean for sex.

(for cis-het people – see more details below)

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Our note

This book is written with straight couples in mind. If you are LGB, we suggest Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel as an inclusive alternative, and for alternative relationship models, we suggest Rewriting the Rules by Meg-John Barker.

Publisher’s description

Is sex wasted on the young? Marj Thoburn thinks it might be. This guide to sex, loving and relationships for the 50s-80s age group is a positive, constructive and celebratory guide which suggests that life – and loving sex – begin at 50+.

Inside every older person is a young person trying to come to terms with ageing. This books looks at the physical and psychological changes that may present challenges to older couples and provides practical exercises and strategies for coping, and learning, together.

For example:

  • How do you maintain your self-esteem when your body stops responding the way it used to?
  • What can you do if your partner seems more attracted to people who are younger than you?
  • How do you begin a new relationship if you find yourself divorced, separated, widowed or single in later life?
  • How do you begin to get to know each other again once the children have left home?

Written with understanding and humour, and drawing on a wide range of case studies, this invaluable book offers a wealth of advice for those who want to keep improving the quality of their relationship – whatever their age.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 258 g
Dimensions 203 × 136 × 19 mm
ISBN 9780091954659

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