Right now, I'm at a strange stage in my life. There's some great stuff and a few major challenges. The biggest of those is that my wife, of 16 years, is suffering from a degenerative brain disease; the first stage of that, dementia, is pretty advanced. At the same time I have two great kids, boys (16 & 14). So my life is, and will be, occupied with parenting and caregiving. Mostly, I'm fine with that role but there are some things really missing in my life
I especially miss female companionship and the warmth, affection and sharing that a good relationship offers. I'm hoping that there is someone out there who's open to a close, affectionate, friendship within the bounds of which we can share music, movies, books, and a range of outdoor activities. I'm guessing that this possibility is pretty remote. I have no idea how this would evolve, if it ever came about but believe that the key ingredients, for success, are honesty, open communication and mutual respect.
I'm not completely shackled to my house and to caregiving responsibilities. I'm available many evenings and have, at present, two days a week when someone comes in to care for my wife. With some planning I can even get away for a couple of days and nights.