Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn't make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you're dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We're here to help.

1 month ago

What to Do When You Can’t Forget About Him

Women are more invested in their relationships than men, on average. So, it makes sense that we would hurt more when our man leaves us or dies. Many are the times I’ve been almost haunted by memories of my husband, torn apart…

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1 month ago

Recognizing and Treating Depression in Older Adults

Everyone experiences the occasional blues or lethargy. But if feelings of sadness or tiredness occur more often than not, do not ignore them. It is important to pay attention to how long these emotional waves last, as they may signal…

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2 months ago

The “W” Word – What Being a Widow Means to Me

The realization that I was going to be known as “a widow” was one of the aftershocks of losing my husband. The power of the word itself, the images and feelings…

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2 months ago

Determining Your Own Moment of Death

Sixty and Me is a wonderful place for older women to learn how to look better, feel better, be a better person and get more out of life. This article will do none of these things. But it is on a subject that I find so interesting, I want to share it with you…

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3 months ago

6 Ways to Manage Grief and Rebuild Your Life After a Loss

After my husband passed away from cancer and the dust had settled, I was soon left to deal with the pain and suffering that would ensue. I didn’t know how…

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3 months ago

What Do You Think About Condolences?

Although I do like being an older woman, one of the downsides of reaching our 60s and beyond is that there are more and more deaths among the people in our lives. We note that those remaining from the generation above…

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3 months 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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3 months ago

Do You Give Yourself Permission to Live?

It’s likely that by your sixth decade, you’ve experienced at least one life event that shook you to the core. It was perhaps significant enough to divide life into two parts: the before and the after. It sent you reeling. Perhaps you’ve lost a spouse…

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3 months ago

Dealing with Fear After Falling Face Forward on the Pavement

On a recent brisk walk with my husband, I fell face forward on the pavement. Nothing tripped me or could be blamed for this fall, but I went down. My hands and hip took the brunt of the fall, but thankfully nothing was broken or seriously hurt…

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4 months ago

Overcoming Your Fears Requires You to See Through Their Lies

Many articles written for Sixty and Me are about the things we fear as we age. Losing our looks. Losing our partner. Losing our health. Losing our money. Losing our independence. Losing our friends. Losing our mind. Losing our interest in life…

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