My Wife: Accepting What Is
(Wendy's title, not his...)
My wife and I are in our 70s.
Sometimes I have to remind our kids that we’re slow and old!
I have more energy and grit than my wife, so I still work full time. I don’t expect much from my wife in cleaning the house. "Just pace yourself. Don’t over-exert." is what I suggest to her.
She doesn’t like to cook, and I’m fine with that. She sleeps long hours and eats cereal after I cook us a good meal. Instead of arguing with her for not eating, I overlook it. I love leftovers. If she won’t eat, I enjoy eating her share the next day.
We don’t drink, so I eat like a king on an affordable budget.