Marriage After 60

Like most worthwhile things in life, having a happy marriage after 60 requires work. You need to adjust to your partner's changing needs, while finding ways to grow together. Find out what the other women in our community have to say about maintaining a healthy relationship at our age.

7 months ago

How to Help Your Marriage Survive Through to Retirement

You’ve probably read professional relationship advice about how to survive with your partner into retirement. That always comes with lots of practical instructions about working together and enjoying each other’s company. It all sounds a bit twee…

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8 months ago

Are There Benefits to Sleeping Alone on Purpose? My Personal Experience Says YES!

I am not a good bed partner. Well, maybe I should say that I have never been a good sleeping partner. I need full and absolute possession of the bed. I move, I squirm, I sigh and sometimes, I am told, I even snore. I dream a lot. I wake up early and often during the…

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10 months ago

Preventing Your Midlife Crisis from Affecting Your Marriage

You probably know a few couples who got divorced after being married for decades. Going through a midlife crisis can cause a marriage to dissolve. The midlife crisis itself can have a negative impact on the marriage or can make one of the spouses realize…

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10 months ago

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Communicating with Your Partner

According to a short Google search I just conducted, the best historic evidence suggests that marriage as a formal institution has existed for nearly 5,000 years. In all that time, there has likely never been one single wife who, at some point or other…

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1 year ago

Give Yourself a Legacy Gift by Repurposing Meaningful Jewelry

After my husband died, I continued to wear my diamond ring on my left hand for almost a year. Then I shifted it to the right hand where I wore it for many more months. I kept moving it back and forth – left hand for a few days…

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1 year ago

Thinking About Getting Married After 60? I Have Good News and Bad News

Over 50 and unmarried? You might be divorced, widowed, or perhaps never married. You likely at least have given marriage some serious thought. But… don’t most of them fail? Not so. You may have read that about half of marriages…

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1 year ago

Set Your Desire on Fire (At Any Age!)

I like affection. Maybe it’s my European heritage, but hugging, kissing, and public displays of affection have always been part of my life. I have never shied away from giving my wife a little kiss or cuddle in public!

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1 year 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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1 year ago

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60

It takes more than love and determination to make a marriage work. People in successful marriages know that they have to compromise, accept a certain loss of independence, sacrifice some of their goals, and, more often than not, put the other person first. Read More

1 year ago

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

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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