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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.

8 Things I Learned When Building My Granddaughter’s Doll House
4 months ago

8 Things I Learned When Building My Granddaughter’s Doll House

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Earlier this year, my 7-year-old granddaughter (B) talked with my wife about wanting “Popeye” – that is, myself – to build her a doll house. After a brief discussion, I thought I could do it but would not be able to start until September, when I was to retire. Read More

Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both
4 months ago

Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both

Two months ago, I tied the knot again at age 71! Yes, Charlie and I walked down the aisle and exchanged wedding vows after being together in a loving relationship for eight years. Read More

6 Pieces of Advice for Handling Divorce After 60
4 months ago

6 Pieces of Advice for Handling Divorce After 60

Going through a divorce is a tough thing at any age, but for people over 60, it can be especially difficult.

Believe it or not, the divorce rate for Baby Boomers has doubled since the 1990’s. But don’t let this fact be disheartening – it’s actually great news. Read More

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
4 months ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

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It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

End of Marriage Advice: How to Rebuild Trust After a Divorce in Your 60s
5 months ago

End of Marriage Advice: How to Rebuild Trust After a Divorce in Your 60s

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The reason we struggle with trust after a divorce is because we feel like we’ve been betrayed. It’s a crappy weight to have on your shoulders. Similar to its other invasive cousins – anger, guilt, and resentment – losing trust after your long-term marriage keeps you from getting your life back. Read More

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective
5 months ago

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective

In funeral parlance, ‘green burial’ may be the most hyped phrase around. References to this ‘new’ and seemingly popular type of disposition seem to be everywhere these days, particularly in the press. And since we, or a loved one, may be headed in that direction, we might have looked up the subject. Read More

4 Tips for More Precious Moments Creating Art with Your Grandchildren
5 months ago

4 Tips for More Precious Moments Creating Art with Your Grandchildren

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The funny thing about being a full-time artist is that you think everyone else is creating art too. At least planning to anyway. Fortunately, there are responsible people doing the jobs that we artists try to avoid. Read More

8 Thoughtful Ideas to Help You Keep a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchildren
5 months ago

8 Thoughtful Ideas to Help You Keep a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchildren

There’s nothing quite like the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. In fact, the two generations can have profound and positive effects on each other’s psychological health and welfare. Read More

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will
5 months ago

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will

We all know that writing a will is a good idea, but many of us never find the time to get around to it. “I’m too young. I don’t have anything to leave behind. I’ll set my affairs in order.” These are all statements many of us have used to procrastinate creating a will, or refute the idea altogether. Read More

What if Your Spouse of 20+ Years Suddenly Decides to Leave You?
5 months ago

What if Your Spouse of 20+ Years Suddenly Decides to Leave You?

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As the summer gradually winds down and the days start getting cooler, I’ve been thinking a lot about a growing trend in divorce. Read More