I've also found myself laughing about the over 45/under 45 thing. Feels like we belong on the 'Isle of Misfit Toys' like the old Christmas special!
Hang in there!
"Isle of Misfit Toys" is a great analogy. And, I see all the negative in the rooms and that makes me uncomfortable. There are several things I would do differently (though thankfully not many) if David were alive...the biggest that comes to mind is not to complain when he hung his boxer shorts in the bathroom. If I am fortunate enough to remarry, my new husband can hang anything he wants in the bathrooms. When I hear all the negative stuff about men and women in the other rooms, it makes me feel uncomfortable. Marriage is work and we all are imperfect. I expect to work at a new marriage and reap the wonderful benefits of loving and being loved. Until then, I am the odd man (woman) out and it feels very strange.
Hope you guys will keep posting in here. Our reality really does put a much different spin on our perspective of life.