Dating after 42

Heart pumping, deep breathing—it's all good for you," says Carmella Sebastian, MD, a women's wellness and sexuality expert."You can have inner confidence at any weight," says Mc Grath.

That said, if you're not feeling your best, go for a brisk, 30-minute walk with your partner rather than have another helping of pasta at dinner.

For example, you are likely to be angry with an ex-spouse who was abusive or unfaithful.

You may likely be angry at the circumstances surrounding your spouse's death.

Forty may be the new 30, but considering the misconceptions about women's sexuality and desirability after a "certain age," you'd think 40 was the new 80!

Whether you blame advertising portrayals of what's "sexy" (Victoria's Secret models, anyone?

Don't box yourself in with self-imposed rules height, weight or profession. However it ends, remember to be courteous at the end of the night.

), or the fact that leading TV and movie roles turn more to the matronly than the hot as actresses age, myths about a more mature women's sexuality abound.

"We silently believe that only young people have sex," says Maureen Mc Grath, RN, a sex-health educator and radio host. Here, eight myths we're happy to dispel for you.without sex; it's not food or water.

You are entitled to live a life filled with happiness and if you choose it, that happiness can and should include another love by your side.

You must realize and accept that there is reason to feel guilty about dating and/or seeking companionship once again. The Absence of Anger It is absolutely normal to feel angry at whatever circumstances ended your relationship.