My husband fell apart mentally after the 2008 market crash and has not been the same guy since. He worked for Lehman Bros. for over 32 years and we lost several million dollars in Lehman stocks. He refuses to take an antidepressant. He also has "disappeared" as my best friend and buddy, especially since I have required several surgeries including having both of my knees replaced. He told me, "I cannot be your care giver." How disappointing to come towards the last half of my life, thinking I was with my life partner and best friend---but cannot rely on him because he is so "self absorbed". What happened to "for better and for worse?"
I am optimistic that I can weather through this hurdle of getting into the swing of the "retirement" age group. However, it would be really nice to read a magazine that covers ALL ages, styles of hair and clothing for all shapes and sizes (!), and issues that pertain to not just the women in the age 35-50 realm.
Again, I love your magazine and the format but would like to see MORE!
--Karen E. Phillipp, Burr Ridge, IL
Thank you for your Editor's Letter in the October 2011 issue. It made me continue reading today. My sister in PA sent me an unbeknownst gift and one recent day your magazine entered my world. I appreciate who you've become.
I’ve included a short piece I wrote this evening as I read your magazine, considering a submission for the More.com blogosphere. I'll register it on More.com, but thought you might like to know that you touched my life tonight and I am grateful.
I'm sitting in the salon having my hair colored and reading More's October issue. Your Editor's Letter struck a chord with me. Like you, I feel I've hit my stride with a happy balance between these two sides of myself - beauty and brains.
At 52 I look 40 and still feel 30! Lucky for me I have great genes but I also workout, have a regular yet simple skin care routine and take care of myself. I love fashion and can't wait to clean out my closet and buy new things each season. I'm sitting here now in my favorite worn Joes jeans looking forward to wearing a fitted little black dress to a black tie event this evening.
As for the brains part - I work for a Fortune 500 company as a vice president responsible for a global business unit. It's not unusual to find magazines like More next to The Wall Street Journal in my briefcase.
Thanks for providing women like me a great magazine!
I'm an average (I think, some may argue) Jane Q. Public reader and I enjoy your magazine. A few things I would like to see are:
Men in Uniform: What's the fascination? Why do we love them? Who cares? We just do! (Lots of pictures! Of real everyday heroes)
What's out? What was out but is back in?
I like the Reinvent for Your Passion and Real-Women Tested Skin and Hair Tips in your October magazine.
Keep up the good work. Real women need good friends in magazines like yours. Not thick glossy magazines of useless "information".
Thanks for asking your readers what they think about this topic. This is a particularly timely subject for me as I recently grappled with how to dress the first week at my new job.
Just last Sunday, on the eve of my new position as a Program Manager for a visible government contract, I stood in my closet and tried to strike a balance between the varying types of messages I could send to my new colleagues through dress. To accessorize or not to accessorize? Dark pants suit (boring) or skirt suit with a bright colored shell complemented by red pumps? I viewed the dark suit conveying the message of seriousness, competence, and take-no-prisoners. I viewed the outfit I really wanted to wear as "me," but was concerned that I would convey a message to some that I viewed work as a fashion show.