I actually feel I lucked out in that I had a husband who was always very good to me and remained true blue but he died nearly six years ago now. He was nine years older than me but loved to dance etc and the age did not matter till he got Alzheimers -lasted about 4 years.
I took my son and daughter back to Australia when they were 4 and five -just 13 and a half monthsapart then did not go again whilst they were in school but since then have gone about every three years and was there with daughter ans her son who played music there with a group in
2,000. She died of breast cancer in 2003 so I went for 2 months -shorter than usual.