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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.

Give Yourself a Legacy Gift by Repurposing Meaningful Jewelry
10 months ago

Give Yourself a Legacy Gift by Repurposing Meaningful Jewelry

After my husband died, I continued to wear my diamond ring on my left hand for almost a year. Then I shifted it to the right hand where I wore it for many more months. I kept moving it back and forth – left hand for a few days, then right hand a day or two, and back again to the left. Read More

3 Unusual 40th Wedding Anniversary Ideas You May Have Missed
11 months ago

3 Unusual 40th Wedding Anniversary Ideas You May Have Missed

When you think of a 40th wedding anniversary party, what springs to mind? Do you imagine an intimate dinner? Or, do you perhaps picture a large gathering with friends and family, drinking Champagne into the wee hours of the morning? Read More

Thinking About Getting Married After 60? I Have Good News and Bad News
11 months ago

Thinking About Getting Married After 60? I Have Good News and Bad News

Over 50 and unmarried? You might be divorced, widowed, or perhaps never married. You likely at least have given marriage some serious thought. But… don’t most of them fail? Not so. Read More

What it’s Really Like to Live with a Writer
12 months ago

What it’s Really Like to Live with a Writer

By  •  Family

As most of you know, along with my many, many talents for losing my phone, tripping over imaginary steps and forgetting… umm… whatever it was I have just forgotten, I also write Victorian crime fiction books for a living. Read More

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Communicating with Your Partner
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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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!
1 year 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