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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.

Dealing with a Death? Here’s How Funerals Can Bring Support and Healing
2 months ago

Dealing with a Death? Here’s How Funerals Can Bring Support and Healing

One of my cherished friends died this week at the young age of 69. One day, she was healthy as a horse and the next day she had cancer and was in pain. The pain continued over the next nearly year and a half, no matter what treatment she received. Read More

5 Things to Put in Your Grandchildren’s “Back-to-School” Backpack
2 months ago

5 Things to Put in Your Grandchildren’s “Back-to-School” Backpack

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The new school year is just around the corner, and parents and grandparents are already working hard to ensure a smooth start for their offspring. New purchases, home rearrangements, schedule updates, all those preparatory activities are happening now. Read More

It’s Time for Back-to-School Bonding with the Grandchildren
2 months ago

It’s Time for Back-to-School Bonding with the Grandchildren

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According to a recent study by Deloitte, $27 billion will be spent this fall on back-to-school clothes, supplies and accessories for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. I do my best to help the economy and society by spending money and time with my splendid granddaughters. Read More

Why Are Mature Women Living with Their Partners Rather Than Marrying?
2 months ago

Why Are Mature Women Living with Their Partners Rather Than Marrying?

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, the number of people age 50 and older who live together with their unmarried partner shot up by 75% between 2007 and 2016. That’s 4 million mature adults who live together compared to 2.3 million a decade ago. Read More

The Bitter Sweetness of Becoming a Grandparent After 70
2 months ago

The Bitter Sweetness of Becoming a Grandparent After 70

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“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead

I am 71 years old, and my husband is 72. Our oldest granddaughters are 20 and 16, and we are now about to become grandparents again. Read More

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments
2 months ago

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments

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We all find it so easy to blame others when a relationship fails. If we could read our daughter-in-law’s mind, we would likely find she is blaming us for the uneasy atmosphere. Read More

7 Things to Include When Creating a Pet Loss Memorial
2 months ago

7 Things to Include When Creating a Pet Loss Memorial

A memorial video can be a wonderful and moving way to pay lasting tribute to your pet. The realization your pet is no longer with you can be challenging and difficult.

In fact, you might even fear that your memory of them will fade away. Read More

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids
2 months ago

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids

When we were growing up, my family never discussed money. It wasn’t that my parents or grandparents though that money was evil. It’s just that, like many working class families, we didn’t have much to discuss… or so we thought! Read More

Divorce After 50: Counter Unfairness Like the Amazing Queen You Are!
2 months ago

Divorce After 50: Counter Unfairness Like the Amazing Queen You Are!

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Let’s talk about one of the most common obstacles that stop us from moving on after divorce, especially after a long-term marriage. Read More

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children
2 months ago

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children

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I truly believed I could handle my adult child’s estrangement on my own. After all, I had dealt with countless personal and family issues: my spouse’s cancer, infertility, kids with learning issues, my own struggle with depression, and more. While I coped, these all took their toll. Read More