Looking back, it would have been such a shame to miss out on this.

“We are only together for five years.”

“We call it a retirement relationship!”

“It’s also a part-time one, we only spend the weekends together. She is a widower and I am separated. We met the old-school way. In the local pub, having a pint and listening to music. We were not expected to meet someone anymore, we were sure that the time for new relationships was already behind us. Looking back, it would have been such a shame to miss out on this. We both lived very busy lives, she has six children, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and I’ve got three children and 11 grandchildren so we decided to relax a bit together. I still live with my ex-wife in our family home. We didn’t see the need of divorcing or to go through all that legal separation. We felt we would just throw money out the window. I knew friends who went through all that and, in the end, they came out of it broken, both financially and mentally. I am lucky in a sense that we could come to a clear agreement. We both knew that it was over, but we found a mutual goal to save the house for the kids. We have no reason to make it harder for ourselves. I am living my old life on the weekdays and I spend the weekends with her. It may sound weird for some, but we made it work with what we had and it seems to be working well for the past five years anyway.“

“It would have definitely been a shame to miss out on this. It’s true that nothing is ever too late.”