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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.

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
4 months ago

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality. Read More

Want to Release Your Divorce Anger? Here’s What to Do 
4 months ago

Want to Release Your Divorce Anger? Here’s What to Do 

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If you are recently divorced and over 50, there is probably an all-too-common emotion that you’re experiencing.  Read More

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?
5 months ago

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?

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When I think of detachment, I think of a husband unlovingly detached from his wife, or a depressed mother who is detached and uninvolved with her child. Read More

Divorce After 50: How to Reinvent Yourself in 3 Steps
5 months ago

Divorce After 50: How to Reinvent Yourself in 3 Steps

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For many women who are ending a decades-long marriage, life after divorce can seem like a fog. It’s easy to wonder, “Well, what the heck do I do now?” Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives
6 months ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives

Marie’s son was distraught. He had told his mother he would have the doctors do everything they could – but now they were saying that they didn’t know how long she would be able to breathe on her own without the tube, nor did they know how long she might last if the machine continued to do most of the breathing for her. Read More

Attention Grandmothers: What Will Happen to Your Life Story?
6 months ago

Attention Grandmothers: What Will Happen to Your Life Story?

Every grandmother has her story. I may not know each of you personally, but I know that, like me, you’ve had loves and losses, trials and triumphs. But where does that story live – other than in your heart and mind? Read More

Choosing Your Divorce Battles After 50
6 months ago

Choosing Your Divorce Battles After 50

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When fighting through a divorce after 50, it’s normal to feel like you are getting dragged through the mud for months – even years – wondering if frustration and stress will ever end. Even after the divorce papers have been signed, hurt feelings may remain. Read More

Lacking Confidence After 60? Scrap the Apologetic Behavior
6 months ago

Lacking Confidence After 60? Scrap the Apologetic Behavior

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Ever been in a situation like this before?

You don’t pick up the phone in time and when you call the person back, the first words out of your mouth are “I’m sorry.” Read More

“I’m Not That Young Grandparent Anymore”: 5 Tips That Work Well After 60!
6 months ago

“I’m Not That Young Grandparent Anymore”: 5 Tips That Work Well After 60!

I realized the other day that I have been grand-parenting for 21 years and I’m not as young as I used to be. I used to get on the ground with those kiddos and play-wrestle. I climbed trees and monkey bars. Read More

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60
6 months ago

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60

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It takes more than love and determination to make a marriage work. People in successful marriages know that they have to compromise, accept a certain loss of independence, sacrifice some of their goals and, more often than not, put the other person first. Read More