Manoupause and Turning 50

My hubby is turning 50 (and now that I’ve put that in print, I’m probably dead. Or at least in the dog house. But, oh well).

Most men of a certain age go crazy. They party. Stay out til’ all hours of the night. Buy a Harley or big truck. Sit on porn sites all night long.They make their wives wonder: “will he wander? What’s he thinking?” And, sometimes, “how the hell can I snap him out of this?”

Manopause can be stressful.

My hubby, (while he hates the impending doom of the day and anything to do with the numbers 5 and 0) has pleasantly surprised me. There have been no wild nights out. No crazy impulse purchases for random youthful items. And, to be truthful, nothing that I’d categorize as mid-life crisis behavior. WHEW!

However there has been some bizarre behavior. He’s been eating better. Exercising more. Taking his vitamins. He’s been taking better care of himself. Pretty cool.

Yep, I thought so too.

But it took me a while. I had to confront him with all this abnormal crap and make sure that there wasn’t a little twenty-something he had on the side to impress. (I was assured that all these positive changes were for health reasons. But, I do have to admit, the skinnier, more fit version of my hubby was kind-of hot) And, I asked him not once, but twice. I had to make sure.

Yep, there’s no one else. Just me and a hot little tween in his life. And, I like this health-conscious version of my spouse. I’d like to keep him around for another 50 years.

About debcb

All Deb wanted to do was work, until she had Rosie. For the past decade, she's juggled a full-time career, high-profile volunteer work and mommyhood.

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