I am about to turn 50 in a few months and my husband turns 60 in the summer. While we are nowhere near elderly I am anticipating a long walk. I want this for us. I want a long adventure with someone I love and share good memories of all our kids and grandchildren. I want to be able to race our wheelchairs down the hall and wear matching velour track suits. I want to remember I had a great life with him.
We didn't find each other until we were middle aged --too late to have kids of our own. We enjoy the blended family that we have. We have friends and a decent social life and are able to assist his elderly mom and take her places.
We enjoy the company of the other person and I can't imagine taking the long walk with anyone else.