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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.

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60
2 months ago

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60

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It takes more than love and determination to make a marriage work. People in successful marriages know that they have to compromise, accept a certain loss of independence, sacrifice some of their goals and, more often than not, put the other person first. Read More

11 Ways to Heal from Adult Child Estrangement
2 months ago

11 Ways to Heal from Adult Child Estrangement

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Your heart has been pierced. You have experienced estrangement from a child you thought you would always be close to. It is a devastation you never thought you would experience. 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

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 50
3 months ago

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 50

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For months, even years, I knew that my marriage was crumbling. Yet, I lied to myself, telling myself a million things that would somehow justify the reasons why I should stay in the marriage. The main one dealt with time. Read More

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren
3 months ago

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren

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While your role as a grandmother should revolve around giving treats and having fun with the little ones, you can drop in a few important money lessons throughout the years. Read More

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

Help! My Husband’s Retired and He’s Driving Me Nuts!
3 months ago

Help! My Husband’s Retired and He’s Driving Me Nuts!

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“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.” – Chi Chi Rodriguez

Finally, the day we’ve been working toward arrived. Both of us retired. Ever since I left the workforce 10 years ago, we’ve dreamed of the days when my husband would join me. Read More

The Divorced 50+ Doormat: 3 Ugly Truths That Probably Apply to You
3 months ago

The Divorced 50+ Doormat: 3 Ugly Truths That Probably Apply to You

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It happens all the damn time and you’re probably not even aware of it. Or you are aware of it, but you’ve just accepted it as a way of life. Read More

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History
3 months ago

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History

One year ago, an historian from a museum in Lueneburg, Germany, contacted me. “Are you the great granddaughter of Robert Heinemann?” she asked.

They were looking for descendants of Robert’s father, my great, great grandfather, Marcus Heinemann, who had been a leading Jewish citizen in Lueneburg many years before Hitler. Read More

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments
3 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