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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 Make Friends as an Adult in 4 Simple Steps
10 months ago

How to Make Friends as an Adult in 4 Simple Steps

As many people in their 60s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated or, even a little lonely. Read More

5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Being Social Is Good for Your Health in Your 60s and Beyond
10 months ago

5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Being Social Is Good for Your Health in Your 60s and Beyond

By  •  Lifestyle

A great number of studies tells us social interaction is important and good for our health and overall well-being. Especially so among senior women.

Conversely, here’s what could happen if you neglect your social well-being: Read More

How to React to Friends’ Terrible News in Your 60s: Is There a Proper Way, Really?
11 months ago

How to React to Friends’ Terrible News in Your 60s: Is There a Proper Way, Really?

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s very probable that all of us know the feeling when a friend surprises us with really bad news, such as a possible terminal medical diagnosis.

For me, bad news can feel like a kick to the gut. I make an effort to stay bravely positive and present for my friend, but all the while I’m thinking, “Oh no, pancreatic cancer!? not again! I’ve already lost two friends.” Read More

Get Fit, Have Fun and Make New Friends After 60
11 months ago

Get Fit, Have Fun and Make New Friends After 60

Sounds too good to be true, right? But in all honesty, it is possible. Exercise is much more fun when we can make it a social event – and if food is involved, so much the better.

Here are 4 ways to make new friends and get fit, simultaneously: Read More

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill
11 months ago

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill

As a psychotherapist and podcaster, I thought I had pretty much mastered the art of conversation. Sure, I knew I had a couple of bad habits, like interrupting and repeating myself, and I’ve had clients get confused at my multi-part questions. Read More

Making Friends as an Adult – Remember that You Can’t Change People
12 months ago

Making Friends as an Adult – Remember that You Can’t Change People

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to change other people? This is true even in loving relationships, where both people have an incentive to listen and respond to their partner’s needs.

It is especially true for our friends and acquaintances who, while they may care for us, are mostly interested in getting the most from their own lives. Read More

Why Making Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Completely New Approach to Life
12 months ago

Why Making Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Completely New Approach to Life

Whenever I watch children playing together at the park, it always reminds me of a giant chemistry experiment. Like atoms spinning through the air, boys and girls whirl around, bumping into each other. Occasionally, they come together in small groups, only to be ripped apart by unseen forces. Read More

9 Ways to Live Longer by Reaching Out to Make Women Friends
12 months ago

9 Ways to Live Longer by Reaching Out to Make Women Friends

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Yup. They’re beyond precious, my women friends. They’ve reveled in my joys, shared my adventures and pulled me through my crises. I treasure every single one of them. Read More

5 Tips for Handing Social Situations and Interacting with Other People
12 months ago

5 Tips for Handing Social Situations and Interacting with Other People

Have you noticed that sometimes, when we are talking to a friend or family member, they suddenly get defensive? In such situations, we often wonder what we might have said to offend them. Read More

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement
1 year ago

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement

One cold afternoon last January, three friends and I started planning our summer getaway. Living in four different states, we enjoy an annual getaway together. Read More