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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.

End of Marriage Advice: How to Rebuild Trust After a Divorce in Your 60s
3 months ago

End of Marriage Advice: How to Rebuild Trust After a Divorce in Your 60s

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The reason we struggle with trust after a divorce is because we feel like we’ve been betrayed. It’s a crappy weight to have on your shoulders. Similar to its other invasive cousins – anger, guilt, and resentment – losing trust after your long-term…
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Virtual Activity Ideas to Do with Grandchildren
3 months ago

Virtual Activity Ideas to Do with Grandchildren

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When the pandemic quarantine began in March, I figured I could do anything for two weeks. Then two weeks turned into four and four into eight, and here we are in October looking at a possible resurgence in numbers…
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Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids
3 months ago

Knowing Your Family History May Be Good for Your Kids and Grandkids

According to Emory University researchers, “children who know stories about relatives who came before them show higher levels of emotional well-being.” In other words, kids who know more about their family history…
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Who Gets What When You’re Gone?
3 months ago

Who Gets What When You’re Gone?

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When one of my nieces was just a little thing, maybe 4 or 5 years old, she saw a spoon rack on her grandmother’s wall (my mother-in-law). It is one of those wooden shelves that holds tiny spoons my in-laws had collected…
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What You Should Know if Your Grandchild Is Born Different
3 months ago

What You Should Know if Your Grandchild Is Born Different

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When your cell phone rang and you saw the call was from your son or daughter, you were full of heart fluttering anticipation. You had been waiting so long to hear the words, “Mom, you are going to be a grandmother…”
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2 Divorce Questions Every Older Adult Should Ask… But, Few Do
3 months ago

2 Divorce Questions Every Older Adult Should Ask… But, Few Do

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Unfortunately, men and women rarely ask themselves two essential questions as they begin the divorce process or while negotiating the final settlement: Will the settlement allow me and my family to be financially secure now and in the future?
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Love Is Eternal, but Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow
3 months ago

Love Is Eternal, but Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow

Soon after my book was published, I attended a community luncheon. Several couples were seated at my table, and we introduced ourselves. After watching me for a few minutes, one wife suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, I saw your picture in Sunday’s…
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Using the READ Strategy with Grandchildren
3 months ago

Using the READ Strategy with Grandchildren

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Almost all grandparents realize that their grandchildren benefit when they read to them. However, if you want to really maximize the educational benefit of such an activity, you should READ when you read. And just what is READ?
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Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!
4 months ago

Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!

Recovering after a surgery, the doctor said the best thing I could do was get up and walk. I started walking way back when I quit smoking, mostly to keep the weight off. I enjoyed walking with my buddies in my old…
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Lessons from My Father: How Complicated Relationships Can Often Help Us Grow
4 months ago

Lessons from My Father: How Complicated Relationships Can Often Help Us Grow

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“The question is not what you look at but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Today was my father’s birthday. If he were still alive, he would have been 90 years old. It has been many years since he passed. He died after a very long and brave fight with cancer. Read More