I CAN’T LEAVE HIM. I’m over 40!


Last night a friend of mine called me on the phone to ‘talk’. At hello, I knew there was a problem because she is one that her calls would usually come with excitement. But this time, she spoke in a low tone, her voice was shaky. I asked what the problem was, at first she hesitated, and then said…”we had another fight”. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised as it had become a regular activity in her home.
My friend is beautiful, she’s a professional. Her husband is an intelligent man and works in a respectable organization. Unfortunately, it seems ones level of education has nothing to do with being abusive. I have been tempted a couple of times to say to my friend… Pack your stuff and leave the a**h**e! But then I remember, my home is not any different. I suffer some form of abuse as well. I realized that we are both scared to leave because we are over 40!

After our conversation, I couldn’t sleep, I watched my husband sleep and listened to his loud snore. He has always said to me.. If I leave you, you will suffer. And then I remembered a write up by Andy Rooney on women over 40. I wonder if any man would want a divorced woman over 40?

Andy Rooney wrote:

“As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “what are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And it’s usually something more interesting.

A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

A woman over forty has self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women.
Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.

A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coifed hot woman of forty plus, there’s a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two year old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, “why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize its not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage”.


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