What’s Love Got to Do with It? Tina wrote her signature hit at the age of forty-four, eight years after she’d left the abusive relationship with Ike, six after the divorce. My friend Rita tells me her tits have exploded in middle age, from the estrogen patches she’s used since the hysterectomy, which had caused night sweats. “I’ve gone up a cup size,” she exults. Recently divorced – likewise from a bully – Rita’s in the market for fun, but doesn’t want a “boyfriend,” much less a third husband. It’s just about using her resources while they last.