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How to Make Friends as an Adult

For most of our lives, our social relationships are accidental. Then, in our 60s, we find ourselves wondering how to make friends as an adult. This is not a trivial question. Having strong social ties is good for our health and happiness. Let’s explore this topic together.

How to Have an Opinion but Still Practice the Art of Kind Conversing in Your 60s
24 hours ago

How to Have an Opinion but Still Practice the Art of Kind Conversing in Your 60s

These are turbulent times that we live in, and I am amazed at the uncontrolled and selfish conversing I see and hear lately. It’s everywhere! TV, social media, restaurants, ball fields, schools… everywhere! I believe everyone has forgotten “It’s just your opinion.” Read More

Do You Remember the Old-Fashioned Visit?
1 week ago

Do You Remember the Old-Fashioned Visit?

I don’t know about you, but I found that among my friends, the default position for getting together was always going out to a restaurant for lunch or dinner and sometimes even for breakfast. When two of us women finally hit upon a mutually…
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Friendship and Coronavirus: Listening Is the New Being There
2 months ago

Friendship and Coronavirus: Listening Is the New Being There

Two years ago, my partner and I set out on a journey. The idea was to build an intentional community of friends. A virtual home for those whose values, likes, and dislikes were compatible with ours…
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8 Ways to Date Your Friends and Narrow Your Distancing
2 months ago

8 Ways to Date Your Friends and Narrow Your Distancing

With everything going on in our world these days, friends are essential to our health. I don’t have family nearby, so maintaining my friendships is especially important, especially those friendships with history…
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The Time of Guests and Accepted Invitations – An Unexpected Gift
2 months ago

The Time of Guests and Accepted Invitations – An Unexpected Gift

About 250 people live in our continuing care retirement community, in six apartment buildings and two nursing facilities. Now, in pandemic mode, you don’t see many residents…
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How Often Do You Go Out and Play with Your Friends?
4 months ago

How Often Do You Go Out and Play with Your Friends?

“Go outside and play with your friends!” That was Mom’s clarion call to us kids back then when friendship was easier. When we were naive, tolerant, open to diversity, and had few boundaries…
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How Easy Is It to Like, Unlike, and Dislike on Facebook and in Real Life?
4 months ago

How Easy Is It to Like, Unlike, and Dislike on Facebook and in Real Life?

Facebook comes with both its upsides and downsides, as we’ve all discovered over the past decade. Some of the obvious upsides are how Facebook helps us stay connected…
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Can Long-Term Friendships Endure in Later Life?
5 months ago

Can Long-Term Friendships Endure in Later Life?

Our girlfriends see us through the best and worst of life. In times of heartbreak, failure, and success, they are there for us. We share each other’s innermost secrets and celebrate special times together…
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What Do You Look for in Friends After 60?
6 months ago

What Do You Look for in Friends After 60?

The old quote by Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” bears attention, even in our ThirdThird (ages 60-90). A few years ago, I was in a period of change, going from one type of work to another, and this quote helped me go forward…
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Lessons from an Adult Friendship: Remembering Lois
7 months ago

Lessons from an Adult Friendship: Remembering Lois

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Adult friendships can be difficult to navigate. Friendships forged during younger years, when the canvas of our life has only been lightly sketched upon, are a cozier fit…
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