Men mirror this resentment by resenting the stereotypical demands to be a wage slave for the wife. Im 66 and my ex (after 26 year marriage) is 71. She admits she is happy to be relieved of the pressure to keep up with me sexually and since I’ve been relieved of the economic pressure I have been able to take more risk and significantly improve my net worth. I’m also happy with my younger friends with benefits. I do get sentimental at times about my ex, but all I need to do is call her and let her talk about how happy she is to be reminded that the romance in our relationship was mostly coming from my side and that giving it up in exchange for the emotional and financial freedom I now have was a good deal.

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