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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.

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones
4 days ago

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones

Walking in a beautiful memorial park in Coventry, England, dedicated to the huge numbers of men killed in both World Wars, I felt the peace in the air. Read More

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice
1 week ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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Some time ago, 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

3 Ways to Incorporate More Kindness into Your Grandparenting
2 weeks ago

3 Ways to Incorporate More Kindness into Your Grandparenting

It’s a rare grandmother who doesn’t look at her grandchildren with concern about what the next few decades have in store. Will we continue on our path of growing disconnectedness from each other…
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How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity
2 weeks ago

How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity

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I am known for exposing the “elephant in the living room.” Those things everybody knows but nobody is talking about. Not every mother-daughter relationship reads like a Hallmark card, and our culture makes that a shameful secret to bear.
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Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?
2 weeks ago

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?

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Now we are 60 (as A.A. Milne of Christopher Robin fame might have said), we are of an age to think about grandmothers. Perhaps you are a grandmother or hoping to be one. Perhaps your friends are grandmothers…
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Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses
1 month ago

Good Grief: How to Get Past Life’s Inevitable Losses

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One year ago today I was fighting for my husband’s life as he spent 19 days in hospital with unrelenting abdominal pain. The nursing staff had grown weary of his presence and his care was deteriorating. In my mind, any day could be the last we might have together. Read More

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest
1 month ago

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest

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Releasing your kids to adulthood is a mixed blessing. You are both proud and saddened. They are embracing maturity and that’s a good thing! But your home will change after they leave, and that can be a confusing prospect…
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Remember These 8 Useful Tips When Donating After a Loved One Dies
1 month ago

Remember These 8 Useful Tips When Donating After a Loved One Dies

After a loved one dies and the funeral is over, you may think the worst is at an end. Then come the many practical matters: settling the estate, filing for life insurance benefits, transferring deeds and titles…
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How to Survive a Marriage: Humor Is Cheaper than Divorce After 60
2 months ago

How to Survive a Marriage: Humor Is Cheaper than Divorce After 60

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When I was a young married person, I would sometimes find myself in the company of an older married couple who had been together for a very long time. It was impossible not to notice that they would frequently disagree…
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Nothing Similar Between Weddings and Funerals? Check Out These 3 Planning Tips!
2 months ago

Nothing Similar Between Weddings and Funerals? Check Out These 3 Planning Tips!

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My niece Dianne recently married a wonderful fellow named Geoffrey. They had planned and prepared for the big day over 12 months. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception held at a nice hotel in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami…
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