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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 11:49 AM
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Hay, folks!!! I'm 73, got married in 1966. I have searched the web for for a long time for a forum like this.

I am looking for a place to exchange thoughts about how to keep life exciting.

If I were a kid again, say around 40 or so...
Sorry about the mis-info. I bought my hot car, a Shelby GT350, in '66. Didn't get married to my hot wife until '68. Actually, the car was a lot hotter, but that's another story.

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Is there a list of the acronyms used in the forums and what they mean?
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How can I get to the suggestion box to put in my request for this forum for older folks? or does it already exist and I am missing something?

I have looked all over the web for something like this. Most of what I find is more of interest to people in their 20's and 30's.
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Mr.B, there is a list of commonly used acronyms. I'm mobile now and it's pretty hard for me to copy and paste links. Maybe a good neighbor will see this and post it.

OM- there is no such discussion category. That's why I started this thread.
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Hay, Old Man,

Thanks for starting it.

Like anyone that is, or has been married, I have some really good stories and some that's not good at all. After solving a multitude of problems there are still more. I guess there always will be. What is best about this forum is that there should be enough answers to cover almost anything.

I've spent hours reading other threads and have faced many of the things they talk about. It's sad to see some of the answers that are given. A lot of them show a lack of understanding, not that I have any better answers for some of them.

I am facing a whole new set of problems because of my age and would really like to get a little input from others.

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Hay, Old Man,

Thanks for starting it.

Like anyone that is, or has been married, I have some really good stories and some that's not good at all. After solving a multitude of problems there are still more. I guess there always will be. What is best about this forum is that there should be enough answers to cover almost anything.

I've spent hours reading other threads and have faced many of the things they talk about. It's sad to see some of the answers that are given. A lot of them show a lack of understanding, not that I have any better answers for some of them.

I am facing a whole new set of problems because of my age and would really like to get a little input from others.

Thanks again,
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I beg your pardon. I meant "Old Timer".
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Re: Requesting TAM to add a new Topic - Older Folks

Though I don't feel that way, I'm an older fellow myself.

I consider this as the older folk section;

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Common Message Board Abbreviations & Acronyms

You could always use the General or Men's areas, there's more traffic there. You'll find all ages helpful.

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Thanks for the links aw.

And I agree about all ages being helpful, though I doubt many of the younger folks have very much insight into mid-life crises, empty nesters, or menopause, lol
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How would one go about requesting TAM add another category to discussion topics?

Specifically, I'd like to see a category for older folks.

While many aspects may be universal in marriages, infidelities and such, older folks are generally playing with a slightly different deck of cards than most younger people: empty nest (no kids to consider in whether to D or R), menopause/mid life crises, division of assets (retirement accounts, jointly owned property, etc) to name a few.

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"older"? How about People in Golden Years?

I take your point though. I was replying to a thread written by someone in Twenties assuming the person would be at least in 40s/50s. How so WRONG was I...

I agree. I noticed some people are passing judgement according to their own perception in THEIR OWN AGE. Sometimes, this isn't fair if you are at crossroads in much older age group.

Do you think "older section" would help people/you to be able to discuss more openly?
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Thanks for the links aw.

And I agree about all ages being helpful, though I doubt many of the younger folks have very much insight into mid-life crises, empty nesters, or menopause, lol
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I did ask you about your wife's menopause in your thread to no avail. I thought it had a lot to do with your reactions.

Maybe, you thought I was too young to know. LOL! I'm not that young. )

Anyway, a sensible suggestion.

Happy St Valentine's Day whatever you do.

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"older"? How about People in Golden Years?

I take your point though. I was replying to a thread written by someone in Twenties assuming the person would be at least in 40s/50s. How so WRONG was I...

I agree. I noticed some people are passing judgement according to their own perception in THEIR OWN AGE. Sometimes, this isn't fair if you are at crossroads in much older age group.

Do you think "older section" would help people/you to be able to discuss more openly?
The old fart forum was discussed but we felt that adding an additional forum would complicate things. If we get to 20 or 30 sub forums it just puts too many options out there. And besides all the young whippersnappers could use some of our sage. Amp is 56.

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The old fart forum was discussed but we felt that adding an additional forum would complicate things. If we get to 20 or 30 sub forums it just puts too many options out there. And besides all the young whippersnappers could use some of our sage. Amp is 56.
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Old fart...That does sound very negative doesn't it

I did come across with a very interesting thread started by a mature lady (60s) and she was able to address her issues very well.
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I did ask you about your wife's menopause in your thread to no avail. I thought it had a lot to do with your reactions.

Maybe, you thought I was too young to know. LOL! I'm not that young. )

Anyway, a sensible suggestion.

Happy St Valentine's Day whatever you do.
Sorry, I didn't address the menopause issues before, O. I must have overlooked them - def wasn't avoiding the topic. In retrospect, i think MP had a lot to do w my W's behavior 5 yrs ago. But I can't retroactively change my (or her) methods of dealing w it.

If we could turn back the clock, TAM would have very few posters.
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Sorry the "old fart" section was voted down, I was kinda looking forward to it. I mean, even Denny's has a senior's menu!!!! Perhaps you could just call it the "Early Bird Special".
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The old fart forum was discussed but we felt that adding an additional forum would complicate things. If we get to 20 or 30 sub forums it just puts too many options out there. And besides all the young whippersnappers could use some of our sage. Amp is 56.
I looked at the link that was recommended and all thru the threads. It didn't fit what I was looking for and thought I found. To me it looked something like a business with all the files dropped into the top drawer of the filling cabinet and I couldn't find the ones I wanted.

Since this was to be exactly what I was looking for I think I'll just move on and keep looking.

I enjoyed the time I spent here. Thanks!!!
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