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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.

The Detachment Wall: How to Let Go of Your Adult Children
2 months ago

The Detachment Wall: How to Let Go of Your Adult Children

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Some of us moms have a problem with our attachment to our children, to the point where the bond can become unhealthy. Read More

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
2 months ago

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality. Read More

How I Survived the Loss of My Husband
2 months ago

How I Survived the Loss of My Husband

My first experience with death and mourning occurred with the untimely death of my late husband, Michael. Losing my soul mate was debilitating. I can best describe myself as shattered and shocked. Read More

Dealing with Divorce Regret After 50? Here’s What to Do!
2 months ago

Dealing with Divorce Regret After 50? Here’s What to Do!

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Does this ever happen to you?

There you are, going along with your day, minding your own business and it hits you. The whiny, super-annoying feeling that tells you that no matter what you did during your marriage, it just wasn’t good enough and you should have done better. 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

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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

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?
2 months ago

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?

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When I think of detachment, I think of a husband unlovingly detached from his wife, or a depressed mother who is detached and uninvolved with her child. Read More

Letting Your Kids Go: Why My Son Starting College in Another Town Was So Hard
3 months ago

Letting Your Kids Go: Why My Son Starting College in Another Town Was So Hard

I’ve been a psychotherapist for 25 years, and I think I’m pretty good at it. I can empathize with all kinds of people, and I’m surprised sometimes how easy it is to feel connected to a client’s suffering with whom I would never cross paths outside of my office. 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

Feeling Bitter After a Divorce? Here Are 3 Positive Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Situation
3 months ago

Feeling Bitter After a Divorce? Here Are 3 Positive Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Situation

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Getting your life back after divorce can be hard, especially when you’re over 60. There are financial issues, retirement and logistics issues that leave us feeling exhausted, wondering if we’ll ever move on and feel happy. Read More

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age
3 months ago

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age

People leave our lives all the time. There are so many reasons why they leave, and these losses do have an impact on us, whether or not people pass away, move away or a relationship brakes down. Read More

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