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Marriage After 60

Like most worthwhile things in life, having a happy marriage after 60 requires work. You need to adjust to your partner’s changing needs, while finding ways to grow together. Find out what the other women in our community have to say about maintaining a healthy relationship at our age.

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Communicating with Your Partner
8 months ago

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Communicating with Your Partner

By  •  Family

According to a short Google search I just conducted, the best historic evidence suggests that marriage as a formal institution has existed for nearly 5,000 years.

In all that time, there has likely never been one single wife who, at some point or other, didn’t blurt out these words of frustration to her husband, “You don’t listen to me!” Read More

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow
9 months ago

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow

Soon after my book was published, I attended a community luncheon. Several couples were seated at my table, and we introduced ourselves. After watching me for a few minutes, one wife suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, I saw your picture in Sunday’s newspaper. You wrote that guidebook for widows!” Read More

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage
9 months ago

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage

This year, my husband of 34 years and I both turned 64. We got cards for each other with the iconic Beatles song that said, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” I could not help but reflect on how we both survived. Read More

30th Anniversary Couples Give Surprising Marriage Advice for Newlyweds
9 months ago

30th Anniversary Couples Give Surprising Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

Have you ever noticed that everyone seems to have marriage advice for newlyweds, even if they haven’t had a successful marriage themselves? Read More

Planning a Second Honeymoon after Decades of Marriage? Read These 4 Tips First
10 months ago

Planning a Second Honeymoon after Decades of Marriage? Read These 4 Tips First

By  •  Family

It’s a well-known fact that I’m a big proponent of “seconds.” All sorts of seconds, from second helpings (that’s where the “big” comes from) to second chances. Read More

Single Over 60? Alone and Fabulous? Don’t Worry… You’re Perfect!
11 months ago

Single Over 60? Alone and Fabulous? Don’t Worry… You’re Perfect!

“If I’m so fabulous, then why am I single?”

This question came to me and I realized I have to write about it. I often ask it of myself. I see my friends with their various backstories, neuroses and impossibilities, in relationships. High maintenance types, neurotics, just plain crazies, you name it, they have a partner. Read More

How Emotional Intimacy Adds Meaning to Your Relationships After 60
11 months ago

How Emotional Intimacy Adds Meaning to Your Relationships After 60

By  •  Family

What is the key to a meaningful relationship? Not just the one you have with your husband, lover, or partner, but any relationship. As we get older, our life journey becomes shorter and time becomes more precious. The answer to that question becomes more urgent. It is more sought after, and often more difficult to achieve. Read More

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60
1 year ago

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60

By  •  Family

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

The Importance of Play for Maintaining a Healthy Marriage After 60
1 year ago

The Importance of Play for Maintaining a Healthy Marriage After 60

By  •  Mindset

“Play is an antidote to the mundane responsibilities of adulthood.” Perel Read More

These Are the Best 40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts, According to the People Actually Receiving Them
2 years ago

These Are the Best 40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts, According to the People Actually Receiving Them

If you do an Internet search for 40th wedding anniversary gifts, you will find hundreds of pages that tell you pretty much the same thing. The traditional 40th anniversary gift is “ruby.” If you want a cheaper option, go for something red – red candles, red glasses or red cards. Read More