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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.

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?
1 day ago

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?

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If we haven’t already, we need to make sure we’ve had “the talk” with our children by the time we reach retirement. This does not refer to the infamous sex talk we have with our children during their pre-teen stage, but about our end-of-life planning and final wishes. Both talks can be difficult, but for different reasons. Read More

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will
2 days 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

3 Ways to Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess!
1 week ago

3 Ways to Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess!

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When we hear the term “legacy” we often think of leaving millions of dollars to heirs, so most of us decide “well, that sure doesn’t apply to me!” and we stop thinking about it. However, the word legacy simply refers to passing…
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How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
2 weeks ago

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?

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“How’s everything?” I innocently asked someone whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. She immediately said everything was fine. She added that one child was entering high school and the other starting his senior year in high school so things were stressful. Read More

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come
2 weeks ago

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come

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I am sure you recall hearing kids groaning ‘oh, not that story again.’ It might have been in a private setting or embarrassingly public, but the sagging shoulders and bored faces are the same. You might even have been one of those offspring once. Read More

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage
2 weeks ago

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage

Not so long ago, 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

Divorce After 50: Counter Unfairness Like the Amazing Queen You Are!
3 weeks ago

Divorce After 50: Counter Unfairness Like the Amazing Queen You Are!

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Let’s talk about one of the most common obstacles that stop us from moving on after divorce, especially after a long-term marriage. Read More

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge
3 weeks ago

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge

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One of the real pleasures of having grandchildren is watching them grow into very distinctive individuals.

One minute, there is a little new born baby, looking sweet and untouched. Then, in what feels like no time at all, you suddenly have a child with a strong personality. It is quite breath-taking. Read More

10 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is a New Widow
3 weeks ago

10 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is a New Widow

Whether it comes unexpectedly or after a long illness, losing a spouse is traumatic at best. At worst it can be debilitating. I know because, at age 35, I became a widow myself. Read More

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing
4 weeks ago

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing

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Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Read More