Sixty, Sexy, and Successful Book
A Guide for Aging Male Baby Boomers (Sex, Love and Psych
Sixty, Sexy, and Successful: A Guide for Aging Male Baby Boomers (Sex, Love and Psychology)Author: Robert SchwalbePublisher: Greenwood PressCategory: Psychology, Psychology Of Ageing, Coping With Old Age, Advice On Careers & Achieving Success, Popular PsychologyBook Format: Hardcover
As a psychotherapist who focuses on working with the issues that challenge midlife and older men, Robert Schwalbe feels that the 60s and beyond can be the most rewarding or the most miserable period in a man's life. An aging male baby boomer looking at 60 encounters very specific psychological and physical changes. The impact of these changes can be felt in relationship to others and in how a man sees himself in his world. Does he continue to fit in? In particular, how a man adapts to being in his 60s is an indicator of how he feels about living the rest of his life. Dr. Schwalbe knows from personal experience, as well as from his patients, the challenges produced by anxiety and depression in dealing with aging in a youth-oriented society. He looks at competition in the gym, sports field, financial and business arena, the political world to the social and sexual world and urges men to adapt to the outside forces. The key is in the expectations and how to recognize and plan for them. Candid and straightforward talk with vignettes drawn from Dr. Schwalbe's practice illustrate problems and solutions related to marriage, relationships, career, retirement (don't, he urges), divorce, death of a partner, fitness, nutrition, sexual behavior, dealing with adult children, lifestyle changes, financial planning, ageism, and many other topics.
Schwalbe presents a heart-felt and therapeutically tested guide to keeping things in perspective in order to maintain self confidence and self esteem. Most importantly, this book is directed to the aging male baby boomer (and to those who love him, know him, or live with him). It tells him that he is not alone and that the intimate thoughts that he has about his aging body and mind are shared by millions of men who are in their 60s and are dealing with their new age.
Table Of ContentsSERIES FOREWORD 1. THE MYTHS AND REALITIES OF LIFE AFTER 60 2. FITNESS 3. REMAINING FREE FROM DISEASE 4. COGNITIVE FITNESS 5. PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT AFTER 60: DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND LIFE SATISFACTION 6. SOCIAL CONNECTIONS AFTER 60 7. SEX AFTER 60 8. THE MATTER OF ATTITUDE: OPTIMISM AFTER SIXTY 9. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY 10. FINDING AND MAINTAINING THE MEANING IN LIFE 11. THE RETIREMENT QUESTION 12. SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE 13. DEALING WITH OUR CHILDREN AND OUR PARENTS 14. GRANDPARENTING 15. WHEN LATE LIFE GOALS OF SPOUSES DIFFER 16. CAREGIVING 17. GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT 18 REPARTNERING FOLLOWING DIVORCE OR BEREAVEMENT 19. CHANGES IN LIVING ARRANGEMENTS 20. SOME FINANCIAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER: DOWNSIZING, INHERITANCES, ESTATE PLANNING, AND HEALTH INSURANCE 21. CONFRONTING AGEISM 22. PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE NOTES INDEX
About Robert SchwalbeRobert Schwalbe, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, specializing in therapy for men and issues brought on by aging. Also a Licensed Social Worker, Schwalbe is Chairman of the Board for the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Humanitarian of the Year Award from Yeshiva University.
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