Marriage is a unity of two people in love who decide to devote their lives to each other and nourish it with mutual understanding and wisdom.It’s not a walk in the park and it requires a lot of self-sacrifice, respect and above all - compromise.An outsider viewing your situation would say, "I can understand why you would want to date young, good-looking women.
Yup, it's cynical and it's not feel good relationship crap from a self-help column, but it works most of the times.
I don't necessarily mean it works "all the way", it works to get attention and avoid trouble as the very least. You make the money, you decide where you are going and what you are doing.
It is perfectly understandable that infatuation and passion don’t last long, especially after 25 years of marriage.
It is a natural thing that people change over the years.
Why anyone would call "cynical" something that works?