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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

What Sort of Grandmother Are You? Does it Matter?
2 days ago

What Sort of Grandmother Are You? Does it Matter?

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People often have set ideas about what a grandmother should be like. However, grandmothers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – as well as in attitudes to that role. This became very clear to me when I wrote a book based on interviews conducted with 27 very different grandmothers. Read More

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice
3 days ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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Last month I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

How to Help Your Marriage Survive Through to Retirement
6 days ago

How to Help Your Marriage Survive Through to Retirement

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You’ve probably read professional relationship advice about how to survive with your partner into retirement. That always comes with lots of practical instructions about working together and enjoying each other’s company.

It all sounds a bit twee to me, so this is my personal take on how to get along with a partner once the children have grown up and moved on. Read More

4 Tips for Enhancing Your Spiritual Wellness as a Caregiver
1 week ago

4 Tips for Enhancing Your Spiritual Wellness as a Caregiver

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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy is known for her strength in the face of adversity, but few recognize that she was also a family caregiver. Rose’s first notable experience as a caregiver began when her daughter Rosemary Kennedy was diagnosed with an undetermined mental disability. Read More

Hurtful Things People Say When You Lose a Pet – and How You Can Respond
2 weeks ago

Hurtful Things People Say When You Lose a Pet – and How You Can Respond

If you have ever experienced the loss of a pet, you know the pain is deep, raw and genuine. These emotions of grief are real and the last thing you need is someone saying something hurtful to you. Read More

6 Tips for Thriving in Post-Divorce Retirement
2 weeks ago

6 Tips for Thriving in Post-Divorce Retirement

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Divorce has been declining in America – except for older Americans where it has been increasing. The number of people over the age of 50 who divorce nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a recent study. Researchers have dubbed divorce for those over the age of 55 as the “gray divorce,” and have started to note its many financial consequences. Read More

Grandmother Remembers: What 3 Things Would You Pass on to Your Grandkids?
2 weeks ago

Grandmother Remembers: What 3 Things Would You Pass on to Your Grandkids?

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The 27-hour flight back to Bali from the U.S. socked it to me this time. So, while I was un-jetlagging and housebound, I rummaged through reading material, organized drawers and, in the process, stumbled upon Grandmother Remembers. Read More

3 Tips for Staying Social During and After a Divorce
3 weeks ago

3 Tips for Staying Social During and After a Divorce

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During and after a divorce, it can be very difficult to maintain your connections and community. Read More

Moving on After a Divorce or Death… it’s Not as Different as You Think!
3 weeks ago

Moving on After a Divorce or Death… it’s Not as Different as You Think!

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Judith Viorst, in her book Necessary Losses, promoted the idea that the first half of life is about acquisition and the second half is about letting go. Read More

2 Surprising Ways Games Can Solve Relationship Conflicts
3 weeks ago

2 Surprising Ways Games Can Solve Relationship Conflicts

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I had lunch with a friend recently who I only see now and again. After many years of being married – and then dating a series of different men – she feels that she might have finally found “the one.” Read More