""Perhaps now that my health is back I can put all that behind me and go back to the love I knew in my youth before the war and being sick. This time I'll be able to see whether they're in it for love or the material things.""
Kudos, good for you!!! You may just have to start being real tough with Mrs. 77290. She either shapes up or shapes out. Be unyielding when you hand out the dictum and don't accept any crocodile tears of manipulation and control, say what you mean and mean what you say. With all that you have gone through, your sensitivity, willingness to share, kindness and insights, you should now be able to attract some wonderful, mature woman who truly loves and appreciates you for who you are. Perhaps the packaging may not be that of a Ford model, but real quality can be very sexy. There are plenty of these women around, but you need to be wise about 'where' you go to find them.
Many blessings to you and thank you for sharing such an intimate and vulnerable part of your life with us. I hope we have helped towards your continued growth and that our genuine good intentions are the only thng that stands out in your mind as you contemplate this exchange.