Couples are usually advised to seek common goals to work towards in order to make their marriage a success, but these goals are primarily geared towards the husband’s ambitions, and the dutiful wife takes them on as her own. Women lose themselves in marriage.
The word cougar in its current cultural context sends me into paroxysms of rage. A woman who dates or has sex with a younger man is a cougar and a man who dates younger women is a what? For the older woman there is a strong sense of societal disapproval.