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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.

19 hours ago

Managing Difficult Emotions as My Kids Move Away

I am working on managing my emotions as both my kids, who are Canadian, settle in London, England. I live in Canada. The first things kind people might say to me is: “Oh, that must be hard having them both so far away,” or “You must miss them…

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3 days ago

How to Survive a Marriage: Humor Is Cheaper than Divorce After 60

When I was a young married person, I would sometimes find myself in the company of an older married couple who had been together for a very long time. It was impossible not to notice that they would frequently disagree over the most unimportant…

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4 days ago

Do You Still Experience Mom Guilt?

A recent visit to my daughter’s home and the celebration of Mother’s Day struck a nerve in me. I felt sad (as I have at times before) and wished I had been a better mom to my two daughters. Especially now, as I observe my first-born parenting…

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5 days ago

Divorce Advice for Women Over 60: Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes

When divorce is mixed with other transitions in your life like retirement or taking care of an ailing parent, it’s tempting to never want to leave the house. Although feeling overwhelmed and confused during divorce is normal, avoiding these common boomer…

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1 week ago

Redefining Family Life and Roles in Multi-Generational Homes

In 2016, more than 64 million Americans (or 1 in 5 people) were living in multi-generational households. That was almost a decade ago. It is no wonder that, with the rising cost of housing, over 20% of people are choosing to live with family…

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2 weeks ago

Lasting Relationships with Family, Friends, Acquaintances, and Colleagues

In the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, lasting relationships have become increasingly precious and vital. These bonds are the cornerstone of our emotional well-being and are essential for our personal and professional growth…

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2 weeks ago

Dealing with the Death of a Spouse – Should We Mourn Forever?

I write often about grieving and the feelings one can experience when they are in the throes of it. Many in the beginning feel that the pain is now so much a part of them that to give it up would somehow be a betrayal to the lost spouse…

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2 weeks ago

Finding Senior Sizzle – Debunking 6 Myths About Sex Over 60

I once read a book where the main female protagonist was relieved to turn 40 because it meant she was no longer obligated to have sex with her husband.
There are several things wrong with that depiction. One of the most glaring is that women in their 40s…

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2 weeks ago

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet

There are many ways that you can support your grandchild with pet loss. Your grandchild may look to you to help them through their feelings of grief and mourning, to help them understand that death is normal. These five tips…

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3 weeks ago

Do You Have 8 Minutes? Finding the Time for Friends

I recently heard an interesting interview with Simon Sinek, author and motivational speaker, in which he talked about a study that found eight minutes with a caring friend is all it takes to significantly decrease anxiety and depression and improve mood…

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