“We were different in my generation. We used to have long relationships, of course, but we also had quite a lot of short relationships too. Some involved sex, some didn’t. We had many more relationships than you guys seem to have nowadays. And I think that somehow taught us how to be in a relationship. It was a way to learn what you like and what you don’t like, what you want and don’t want. 

I settled down and got married quite late. I travelled a lot before that – mostly alone. That was very unusual at the time. Everyone was worried about me. I believe very strongly about daring to take action. There are rarely any bad consequences for doing something different, but most people don’t even try.

Even during my twenty-five year marriage I still used to travel alone for one week each year. Sadly, my husband died about eighteen months ago. He was suffering with cancer. He was okay for almost two years until it got to his liver. Then it went very quickly at the end. I’m coping with the help of family and friends. Life has to go on. I always think back to the good times we spent together.

Life is good today. There were hard moments and there will be hard moments still to come. But they pass. Everything passes.”

 

☕️ 126/500 📌 Novi Sad, Serbia

About 500 Coffees ☕️

I'm on a mission to get coffee with 500 strangers from all over the world. I want to speak to humans everywhere about their lives and how they experience the world. And cafes are the perfect place for this. Comfortable, cosy, illuminated with a cacophony of other human voices. 

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