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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 Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge
3 years 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

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

Leaving a Legacy that Has Value, Even if You Have Limited Assets
3 years ago

Leaving a Legacy that Has Value, Even if You Have Limited Assets

The last 2 weeks have been spent having summer fun with kids and grandkids. These experiences amplified the discussion that was already going on in my head. What will I leave as a legacy? What will be left behind when I am no longer here? Read More

How to Help Your Grandkids to Deal with Anxiety About Our Violent World
4 years ago

How to Help Your Grandkids to Deal with Anxiety About Our Violent World

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Recently a violent summer storm swept through the Atlanta-area community where we live near our grandchildren. My seven-year-old grandson Owen, who only a few weeks before had finally become comfortable with July 4th holiday fireworks, rushed from his bed to his parents’ room. Read More

What Are Your Best Childhood Memories of Your Mom?
4 years ago

What Are Your Best Childhood Memories of Your Mom?

I was only a teenager when I lost my mom to cancer. At the time, the emotions that I felt were sharp and hard, like crystal being thrown against a wall. Read More

10 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is a New Widow
4 years 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

Should Grandmas Move to Be Near Their Grandchildren?
4 years ago

Should Grandmas Move to Be Near Their Grandchildren?

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Will she go or will she stay? Recorded by the group, Journey, these lyrics from the song, “Never Walk Away,” are about impetuous young lovers who married quickly then realized they didn’t get along. That situation doesn’t apply to me but the question is one I’ve been asking myself for nine months. Read More

How Emotional Intimacy Adds Meaning to Your Relationships After 60
4 years ago

How Emotional Intimacy Adds Meaning to Your Relationships After 60

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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

Surviving a Divorce After 50 Teaches Some Surprisingly Positive Lessons
4 years ago

Surviving a Divorce After 50 Teaches Some Surprisingly Positive Lessons

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Divorce for women over 50 gets a bad rap. We have this cultural conditioning where we tend to see a divorced woman left with nothing. She has nowhere to turn and having no clue what to do with the rest of her life. Read More

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History
4 years ago

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History

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My mother’s last journey on earth was in the fall of 2014 as her casket was carried from the Presbyterian Church to the cemetery. As we drove behind the hearse through the village of Wendell, Idaho, I recognized the three-mile trip as a snapshot of her life. Read More