I'm a tad older'n 46, too - and I got lucky with mine.<quoted text>
I'm certainly a wee bit older than your 46! And listen up here, if you say that, then you are proving yourself that you are not mature enough despite your age to understand that you are supposed to listen to your kids! Do you ever listen to yours, or say that to them?
Talked to her, listened to her, never spanked or struck her - worst she ever got was an occasional "time-out".
She's 22 now, just graduated Princeton, no less, and is engaged to a guy I make nervous.(hehehe)
Most importantly, in my view, we still crack each other up all the time.