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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.

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother
3 days ago

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother

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It is often suggested that babies should be born with a manual, because it is so hard for new parents to work out how best to look after them. We, mothers, know that we managed somehow or other. But now it begins again, as we are faced with being a grandmother. Read More

An Experiment with Prayer – Out Loud and with a Partner (Video)
6 days ago

An Experiment with Prayer – Out Loud and with a Partner (Video)

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I’d say a silent prayer with my morning coffee, in church, sometimes before a meal. But the idea of asking for guidance with struggles and worries out loud? With my spouse listening? This concept may work for other people…
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Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?
2 weeks ago

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?

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It is said that once a mother, you are always a mother. However old your son or daughter may be, they are always your children. This may be right, but it is a blessing and a curse. Most of us cannot escape it. This realisation came home to me…
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How to Deal with the Root of Unhappiness in Your Relationship After 60
2 weeks ago

How to Deal with the Root of Unhappiness in Your Relationship After 60

Poor communication is often the source of unhappiness in a relationship. However, many couples in their 60s and over, who have been together for years, even decades, may not be aware that they even have a communication problem. Read More

In Honor of the Men in Our Lives – Our Fathers and Grandfathers
4 weeks ago

In Honor of the Men in Our Lives – Our Fathers and Grandfathers

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In May, I wrote about honoring our mothers and grandmothers, so it’s only fair that this month I discuss fathers and grandfathers, as we typically think of June as a time to honor the male figures in our lives…
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How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity
4 weeks ago

How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity

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I am known for exposing the “elephant in the living room.” Those things everybody knows but nobody is talking about. Not every mother-daughter relationship reads like a Hallmark card, and our culture makes that a shameful secret to bear.
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Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching
4 weeks ago

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching

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There is something about finding ourselves in our 60s that makes our heads turn to the past, in general, and, more specifically, to our ancestry. I have no idea why this fascination comes so forcefully at this time.

Perhaps as we age, our perception of time changes. The decades before we were born seem less long ago. Our ancestors therefore seem more real and present. Read More

The “W” Word – What Being a Widow Means to Me
1 month ago

The “W” Word – What Being a Widow Means to Me

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The realization that I was going to be known as “a widow” was one of the aftershocks of losing my husband. The power of the word itself, the images and feelings…
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Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice
1 month ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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Some time ago, I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?
1 month ago

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?

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Now we are 60 (as A.A. Milne of Christopher Robin fame might have said), we are of an age to think about grandmothers. Perhaps you are a grandmother or hoping to be one. Perhaps your friends are grandmothers…
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