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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.

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better
3 hours ago

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better

Sometimes I worry about what my grandchildren will remember about me. I don’t live near them, and with the busy lives everyone has, I don’t see them often. Does this worry you, too? Read More

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers
1 day ago

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers

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There are many happy grandmothers about. I know; I am one of them. We play with the kids, we bore our friends by talking about how wonderful they are and we generally feel very pleased with the way grandchildren have enhanced our lives. Read More

Life After a Divorce: What to Do When You’re Feeling Lost
5 days ago

Life After a Divorce: What to Do When You’re Feeling Lost

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Divorce after 50 can make you feel like everything you’ve known has been taken from you. The life you planned and your vision of the future may disappear, leaving you with a feeling of not knowing what to do or where to go from here.

But when you feel like this, don’t panic! There is merely one thing you must remember: Read More

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know
1 week ago

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know

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Let’s face it – funerals are the parties no one wants to plan. And most people only interact with funeral directors at funerals when they are appropriately solicitous, supportive and somber. Read More

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward
1 week ago

Financial Advice for Widows: 9 Steps to Help You Get Control and Move Forward

Just when you feel least able to cope with life after your husband’s death, you’ll be faced with making crucial decisions that can affect your finances, your family, your livelihood and more. Read More

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”
2 weeks ago

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”

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We do not usually identify ourselves by what we are not. We do not say I am not blonde or not good at knitting or I do not come from a large family. Nor do other people think about these things when they think of us. Read More

Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Sibling
2 weeks ago

Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Sibling

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Having lost both parents I was no stranger to major loss, but in 2012 when my sister Linda died I knew this parting was unique. I looked for support but found more information about coping with the loss of a pet than how to handle losing an adult sibling.
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Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help
2 weeks ago

Facing Elderly Care Decisions: 5 Things to Know When Mom Needs Help

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In my recent HuffPost50 article, I wrote about things to look for when visiting older relatives during the holidays. For many, the holidays are one of the few times during the year when you get to really see how they are faring. And if you have not seen someone for say six months, declines in mental or physical health can be readily apparent. Read More

Is a Platonic Relationship After 60 Really So Bad? Maybe Not
3 weeks ago

Is a Platonic Relationship After 60 Really So Bad? Maybe Not

Do you know an older couple whose relationship still has the romantic spark it did when they were younger? They hold hands, cuddle and coo and even kiss each other passionately in public.

Then there are those over the age of 60 whose coupling has evolved into a more platonic relationship. They still like each other, but may sleep in separate bedrooms or even live apart. Read More

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?
3 weeks ago

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?

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There are two kinds of people: those who adore the time-tested holiday traditions, the shopping, the wrapping, the cooking, the expectations… and those who, for whatever reason, don’t.

Of those who don’t, there are the ones who carry on anyway, and there are the ones who realize it’s okay not to conform, that they can make other choices. So, they do. Read More