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Adult Children

How to Fill the Nest After Empty Nesting
2 weeks ago

How to Fill the Nest After Empty Nesting

With your children gone, who are you now? So many women believe their identity is firmly wrapped around being a mother. I, too, am a woman of a certain age – proud to say I am fabulously 56! I’ve been married for almost 32 years…
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An Abandoned Mom: 7 Ideas to Survive the Holidays, Birthdays, and Every Day
1 month ago

An Abandoned Mom: 7 Ideas to Survive the Holidays, Birthdays, and Every Day

By  •  Family

I have three wonderful moms in my immediate circle of friends who have been ghosted by their children. Dictionary.com defines ghosting as “the practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation.” The extreme…
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What Do Our Adult Children Owe Us in the Pandemic?
2 months ago

What Do Our Adult Children Owe Us in the Pandemic?

When I was writing my book, Parents of Adult Children: You Are Not Alone, I found that the major source of discontent – on both sides of the generational divide – was the disparity between the parents’ expectations…
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Estrangement: The Secret So Many Hide
3 months ago

Estrangement: The Secret So Many Hide

By  •  Family

Estrangement – what an ugly, harsh-sounding word. Jarring to the ears, in fact. The dictionary definition of estrangement is “to turn away in feeling or affection, make unfriendly or hostile, alienate the affections of.” Estrangements are…
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Apologies: How to Make Them Work
4 months ago

Apologies: How to Make Them Work

During the current pandemic, I find it relaxing to watch Army Wives before I go to bed, and I’ve noticed that, in every episode someone says, “I’m sorry.” This TV show being a soap opera (albeit a high-class one), the apology is always…
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How to Prioritize Yourself as a Couple When You Have a Senior Parent or Adult Child Living with You
4 months ago

How to Prioritize Yourself as a Couple When You Have a Senior Parent or Adult Child Living with You

By  •  Family

About five years ago, my husband approached me and asked me how I would feel about having his mother come live with us. We had only been married for about three years at that point, and she lived about 1200 miles away…
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What Makes for a Better Farewell Gift Than Your China? How About a Memory Box?
6 months ago

What Makes for a Better Farewell Gift Than Your China? How About a Memory Box?

At some point, we women of a certain age start to question how much our offspring really know about us and our lives. All too often the answer comes back, “not much.” We live such fast-paced and overscheduled lives…
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