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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.

1 month ago

The Divorced 50+ Doormat: 3 Ugly Truths That Probably Apply to You

It happens all the damn time and you’re probably not even aware of it. Or you are aware of it, but you’ve just accepted it as a way of life. Your boss just ‘assumes’ you’re going to work late… even though you already made plans…

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1 month ago

5 Not-So-Easy Ways to Navigate Around a Narcissist

It is a challenging journey to navigate around a narcissist, yet it is a necessary step towards reclaiming your emotional autonomy. Let’s face it: those of us in our 60s and beyond have weathered the storms of relationships, whether married or single…

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1 month ago

How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises

In my conversations with women who were widowed suddenly, I sometimes ask, “What do you wish you had known?” One of the most common answers is, “That the people who said they would be there for me would, in fact, not be there for me…

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1 month ago

Ageless Bonds: An Exploration of the Vital Importance of Friendships as We Grow Older

In the fabric of life, friendships are the threads that weave through our journey, creating a vibrant pattern that only deepens with time. As we age, the value of these connections becomes immeasurable, contributing significantly to our emotional…

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1 month ago

Estrangements Impact on Health: Exploring Gender Differences and Urgent Calls for Mental Health Awareness

Estrangement, a universal emotional and psychological phenomenon, significantly influences the well-being of individuals. In this blog post, we will delve into the complexities of estrangement, examining its unique impact on both men’s…

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2 months ago

The Best 40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts, According to the People Actually Receiving Them

If you do an Internet search for 40th wedding anniversary gifts, you will find hundreds of pages that tell you pretty much the same thing. The traditional 40th anniversary gift is “ruby.” If you want a cheaper option, go for something red…

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2 months ago

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover

As a woman over 60, having a pet in your life can give you boundless love and happiness. You probably don’t need anyone telling you that the love you have for your pet is the boundless. Yet, you can be devastated when you learn they have…

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2 months ago

The Loss of Friends Is Inevitable but It Hurts No Less

I like being old. At nearly 80, I think I am allowed to say so. Indeed, I like being old so much that I wrote a book about it. But that doesn’t mean that everything about being old is wonderful. Far from it. And one of the things I like least is the loss of friends…

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2 months ago

Grandma School Part 3: Seeing Life Through the Eyes of a Child

To wrap up the grandma school series, but also kick off the new year, Dr. Jill has some final experiences to share for those of us with young grandchildren. As a Mimi myself, I bring my “Mimi’s Travel Bag” that I fill with activities to do with our grandchildren…

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2 months ago

The Taboo Topic of Politics: Loving Someone with an Opposing Point of View

“Politics make strange bedfellows” says a mid-19th century proverb, meaning people of widely differing views come together when they have a common cause. It’s certainly true of my husband and me. We are on opposite sides of the political spectrum…

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