The right to love. Love in the Third Age I

 

Romantic love is like the engine that moves humankind, it is associated with emotional experiences such as increased energy, euphoria, obsessive thoughts about the loved one and feelings of dependency.

When people fall in love they feel as if they have found a meaning to life.

People sometimes claim to feel that they have reached the fullness of their existence.

The right to love exists for everyone

But when we refer to that feeling associated with old age, a multitude of questions arise:

Is there an age limit to falling in love?.

Is it right to allow love between older people, or should this people, due to various factors that we will discuss, give up their right to love?

It is dangerous to fall in love at an advanced age? and is it also “socially correct”?

What are the changes in human physiology that occur over the years? Can these changes prevent love on a physical level?
Can full sexual satisfaction be achieved in love relationships in older people?
How should family members and caregivers behave when love emerges in the elderly?
How long can love last in the elderly?
What is the impact of love and sexual relationships on older adults?

In the literature and world history there are classic examples of love, but there is little reference to the survival of love in advanced ages.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in his novel “Love in the Time of Cholera” reflects the story of a lasting love when a couple falls in love in their youth, lives apart during their middle life and returns to each other’s arms in old age.

The questions mentioned above and others will be addressed in a series of articles on love in old age that we will provide in a monthly basis at jovenhadeser.com, we old people have that right to Love too!

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