Type to search

Special Editorial: The Landscape of Love, Sex & Friendship As We Age

Stria Staff February 2, 2020

This month, Stria presents a special report that looks at the role of romance, friendship and companionship in older lives.

Love is an important and powerful part of life—and that doesn’t end as we grow older. From the complexity of late-life marriage to the joys of longtime friendship to (yes, even the taboo topic of) sex, older lives are shaped by all kinds of love.

Longevity market professionals need to better understand these aspects of our customers as much as any other, and these stories will get you started. We’re shinning a light on the truth about older people in relationship by exploring the impact of love from different angles. Come back here each week and check out our weekly emails in February for more stories uncovering truths about love and friendship among older people.

Special Editorial Content

The Link Between Health and Well-being in Couples

The health and habits of older couples can contribute to their psychological well-being as individuals.

Boomer Women Want Answers to the Question They’re Not Asking 

It’s been nearly 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa encouraged us all to talk about sex, but new survey findings that show it’s still not happening.

Commitment on Their Terms

From commitment ceremonies to “apartners,” couples in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s are redefining love and devotion.

The Power of Friendship After 50

While spouses or life partners and family members play a major role in our overall wellbeing as we grow older, studies show that friendships may hold the key to happiness.

love aging

Love, Sex, Relationships and Aging

Love is an important and powerful part of life. We’ve collected articles and research about the role of love, sex and relationships as we age.

When Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

Most of the time, older spouses are caregiving alone . Husbands or wives can become distant as they struggle with feelings of loss and fear.

Can Furry Friends Ease Loneliness After A Spouse Dies?

The companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.

The Five Aging Taboos Stria Readers Want to Talk About

Perhaps one of the most taboo subjects in aging is sex according to Stria readers—especially women and sex.

Never miss a headline! Get FREE weekly email from Stria.
Thank you for reading! Want more? Get FREE weekly email from Stria.