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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 Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits
3 weeks ago

The Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits

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Keeping up with children’s food preferences – or should I say prejudices – is a job in itself. It was hard enough when we were mothers and handled it every day. But it is harder as a grandmother…
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3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier
3 weeks ago

3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier

Berenice looked horrified. In the group I was running, she was coming to terms with the idea that she really needed to speak to her parents about the fact they were coming towards the end of their lives…
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Financial Umbilical Cord or Lifeline? 7 Discernment Tips for Assisting Adult Children
3 weeks ago

Financial Umbilical Cord or Lifeline? 7 Discernment Tips for Assisting Adult Children

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We are a blended family with four children. It was far from easy to deal with financial decisions as they grew up. Now ensconced in their adult lives, it continues to be challenging to discern…
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Leaving a Marriage After 60: How to Know When it’s Time to Let Go
4 weeks ago

Leaving a Marriage After 60: How to Know When it’s Time to Let Go

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Marriages, especially ones that have lasted for decades, take work. Every day will not be a honeymoon. Arguments, compromises, and sacrifices will no doubt be daily currency. While the give and take in a relationship is normal, there are instances when staying married is not a sustainable option. Read More

4 Lessons I Learned in Later Life About Dealing with Unexpected Family Drama and Tragedy
4 weeks ago

4 Lessons I Learned in Later Life About Dealing with Unexpected Family Drama and Tragedy

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It seems a lot like a movie now, but I didn’t choose to see or play a role in this one. I was dragged in as a lead actress in this long-running family drama and was forced to make the best of it…
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6 Essential Steps to Maintaining a Happy Marriage After 60
4 weeks ago

6 Essential Steps to Maintaining a Happy Marriage After 60

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Do you have a happy marriage? Over years as a relationship coach and counsellor, I am sharing my experience to help you bring your marriage back to what you dreamed it would be when you first met.

I will offer some very practical and specific ways to take action and experience positive change in your marriage.
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Almost Done with Mid-Life Divorce, But Still Feeling Terrible?
4 weeks ago

Almost Done with Mid-Life Divorce, But Still Feeling Terrible?

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When it comes to divorce, especially if you’re past your 6th decade, the first thing to remember is not to blame yourself. The main reason why you feel terrible even when the whole ordeal is at the finish line…
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What if You Died Today? 3 Quick (and Powerful!) Steps to Ease the Burden on Your Family
1 month ago

What if You Died Today? 3 Quick (and Powerful!) Steps to Ease the Burden on Your Family

Alone. Head in hands. Sobbing. Unable to understand what to do next. Unable to take in what had just happened, or to perceive how her life would now pan out. Distraught, and yet needing to keep the family together…

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6 Know-It-All Statements New Widows Don’t Want to Hear (and Alternatives That Are Actually Helpful)
1 month ago

6 Know-It-All Statements New Widows Don’t Want to Hear (and Alternatives That Are Actually Helpful)

Perhaps because my late husband was a pastor, some people thought they were helpful after Tom’s death to tell me, “God needed another angel in heaven.” (Wrong! I needed that angel beside me, not gone away)….
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Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?
1 month ago

Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?

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As your children take that giant step of becoming parents themselves, what do you feel about how they are doing? Some grandmothers are highly impressed with the way their grandchildren are being brought up. Others are disappointed or even distressed. Read More