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Whether it’s dating, bouncing back after divorce, caring for aging parents or making the most of friendships, our editors share their experiences and help you navigate relationships in our prime.

Category Archives: Relationships

Whether it’s dating, bouncing back after divorce, caring for aging parents or making the most of friendships, our editors share their experiences and help you navigate relationships in our prime.

Providing feedback on a date's behavior can be a tricky path to navigate.
Dating - New Love

When Do You Tell Your Date About Behaviors that Annoy You?

Bothered by a behavior? When do you tell your date? There seem to be several camps on this: Immediately when the annoyance happens, even on the ... Read More
Dating After 50
Dating - New Love

Top 3 Myths About Dating After 50

Chances are you never thought you’d be dating as a woman over 50. Right? Dating was for young people. In fact, for most of us, that was the last tim... Read More
Going Dutch on a date is fine --if your date is okay with it too.
Dating - New Love

Go Dutch or Accept Your Date’s Offer to Treat?

Does Who Picks Up The Check Change When Dating at 50+? I was talking to a gal pal about how to deal with paying for a meal when you’re first dating... Read More
dating app married men mistake
Dating - New Love

Yuck! When the man on the dating app is married…to your friend

A Cautionary Tale I feel soiled, sullied, icky. Bad. Horrible. I unknowingly betrayed a good, long-time friend. “How?” you ask. Here’s the stor... Read More
Retaining the ease after working with friends
Family & Friends

The Risk of Working with Friends

How Not to ‘Go to Abilene', but If You Do, How to Find Your Way Home When my husband started a retail business — selling yogurt and sweet treats ... Read More
off to college
Family & Friends

The Mixed Emotions of Sending Kids off to College

It's that time again. It's back to school and many of us are sending one of our babies off to college. It isn't until you reach the point of actually ... Read More
What does your date's driving say about him?
Dating - New Love

You Can Tell a Lot By Your Date’s … Driving

I don’t recommend you get in a date’s car until you’ve gone out with him at least three or four times. But when you do, notice how he drives. It... Read More
college tour
Family & Friends

What You Need to Know About the College Tour

This past summer my daughter, a rising high school senior, and I embarked on a college tour. I was looking forward to a road trip with my youngest chi... Read More
over 50 dating
Dating - New Love

Over 50 Dating: 3 Mistakes You May Be Making

Over 50 Dating Mistake #1: Dating Too Quickly After a Breakup You need some time to heal your heart after a relationship ends. Otherwise, you end up ... Read More
grieving friends holding hands
Relationships

The reality of longevity, helping grieving friends

The Double Edge Sword of Longevity It’s a blessing to be 50 or more, in good health, reaping the benefits of a career well-executed and enjoying th... Read More
GRANDPARENTING TIPS grandmother is playing with baby in park
Family & Friends

Top 3 Ways to Impact Grandkids

When my own daughter adopted kids, it took a while to acclimate to grandparenting A few years ago I couldn’t have written honestly on grandparentin... Read More
Remembering Dad on Father's Day
Family & Friends

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

"My Dad was a mechanic- we lived in Florida. [With a] hurricane coming, I was a kid and he was fixing ice cream truck. He took all the kids from our b... Read More
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