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How to Make Friends as an Adult

For most of our lives, our social relationships are accidental. Then, in our 60s, we find ourselves wondering how to make friends as an adult. This is not a trivial question. Having strong social ties is good for our health and happiness. Let’s explore this topic together.

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7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age

Women tend to live longer than men, and there may come a time in the life of a couple when the wife is left all alone. This can be devastating if she’s been dependent on her spouse for emotional support when things go wrong. Read More

Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?
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Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?

We are a group of seven women of a certain age, sitting around the dinner table (yes, there is wine), talking about relationships. Since we don’t know one another that well, there are lots of questions. Read More

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties
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3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties

I’m not very comfortable at parties.

I flit around like a hummingbird, never lingering with any one person. Or I latch on to one person in hopes of having a conversation that lasts all evening. Read More

Easy Cooking and Entertaining for After 60 Dinner Parties
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Easy Cooking and Entertaining for After 60 Dinner Parties

Years ago I would often have people over for dinner. We called these events dinner parties, and I would usually invite anywhere between two to five couples.

I would spend all day in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and still be busy when the company arrived. I would also tend to things while everyone was sipping on cocktails and nibbling on appetizers Read More

When Can a Cup of Tea and a Slice of Lemon Cake Save a Life?
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When Can a Cup of Tea and a Slice of Lemon Cake Save a Life?

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As older women, we all want to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often feel powerless to make a real difference in the lives of others. Yes, we can donate to charities or support political organizations, but, the impact that we can make through these activities feels distant and fragmented. Read More

Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together
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Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together

I’ve come to the conclusion, in my seventh decade, that there really is no such thing as too much fun. It seems to follow that people with more friends tend to have more fun. So, I’m branching out and meeting new people. Read More

Retiring Overseas and Looking for New Friends? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions
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Retiring Overseas and Looking for New Friends? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

There are many ways that retiring overseas can improve your life. It can reduce your cost of living, while improving your overall quality of life. It can surround you with cultural experiences that you would have never have had back home. It can even act as a catalyst for reinvention. Read More

How to Make Friends as an Adult in 4 Simple Steps
3 months ago

How to Make Friends as an Adult in 4 Simple Steps

As many people in their 60s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated or, even a little lonely. Read More

5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Being Social Is Good for Your Health in Your 60s and Beyond
3 months ago

5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Being Social Is Good for Your Health in Your 60s and Beyond

By  •  Lifestyle

A great number of studies tells us social interaction is important and good for our health and overall well-being. Especially so among senior women.

Conversely, here’s what could happen if you neglect your social well-being: Read More

How to React to Friends’ Terrible News in Your 60s: Is There a Proper Way, Really?
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How to React to Friends’ Terrible News in Your 60s: Is There a Proper Way, Really?

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s very probable that all of us know the feeling when a friend surprises us with really bad news, such as a possible terminal medical diagnosis.

For me, bad news can feel like a kick to the gut. I make an effort to stay bravely positive and present for my friend, but all the while I’m thinking, “Oh no, pancreatic cancer!? not again! I’ve already lost two friends.” Read More