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As older singles, many of us feel particularly eager to meet that “special someone” as soon as possible. Some of us may have already spent a number of years on our own. Others may simply be yearning to share the final decades of their lives with romantic partners. Few of us question these hopes and dreams, as they are what we’ve been conditioned to follow. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love?We should, however, think twice about what we really want. Recently, actress Emma Watson acknowledged that she has come to terms with being “self-coupled.” Living life wit... more ...
 In last week’s article, we began discussing the ways in which homes can be made more age-friendly. With the right home modifications, most living spaces can be made far more accommodating for senior living. For those who would prefer staying in their current home for the long-term future, making these aging in place modifications can drastically improve the safety and usability of their living space.  Read last week’s article for our first round of aging in place suggestions. The following are just a few more tips for making your home a better place to grow old in!&... more ...
More than ever before, seniors are choosing to “age in place,” staying in their own homes and apartments rather than moving to retirement communities or into assisted living facilities. Long-term care can be expensive, and many seniors prefer staying in the homes where they have created so many cherished memories over the years. Modern technology and services such as food delivery programs make it easier and safer than ever before to age in place.  Though aging in place has its benefits, choosing to do so may require making some important decisions. Most seniors who choos... more ...
The media we consume plays a large role in our day-to-day lives. The online posts we view, newspaper articles we read, television programs we watch, and radio reports we listen to all affect the ways we think and the topics we discuss with those around us.  In recent years, the media we consume has changed for the worse. The mainstream media produces lower-quality news; the articles we read are often “clickbait” content, designed to grab our attention through shocking headlines or misleading information. The stories we hear about the world around us often focus on such gr... more ...
Though all of us would love to have conflict-free relationships, the truth of the matter is that all relationships, no matter how strong, involve disputes and arguments. The way in which we discuss our differences of opinion, however, can make or break the bond we have with our partner. Whether you’re currently in a relationship or are just starting the dating process, it is important to learn how to best express your discontent to your partner. Are you able to voice a complaint in a way that doesn’t hurt your partner’s feelings, or do you tend to speak in a more critica... more ...
I joined 50-plus to make friends. It is one of the best things I ever did, as I made so many friends from all over the world. I even know people on this site who met their partners on here.it's a great site, I would definitely recommend it.Bernadette... more ...
Grief is what we feel when we experience loss in our lives. For many of us, grief arises as a result of major, life-changing events. We all grieve when someone close to us dies. Many of us also experience feelings of loss or mourning when we lose a job, end a relationship, suffer from serious injury or illness, or suffer through other challenging or traumatic experiences. Oftentimes, big life changes, like moving to a new home or entering retirement, can also trigger feelings of bereavement.  Coping with grief can be one of life’s greatest challenges. While grieving, you may be... more ...
Whether you’re trying to stay safe and healthy or are just wanting to relax indoors this autumn, there are many reasons you may choose to stay at home this month. It is unlikely that most of us will be able to travel to international institutions of culture in the near future. If we’re lucky, we might be able to visit a local museum or two!Did you know that you can view art collections from France, Spain, Italy, England, and more, right from the comfort of your own couch? With Google Arts & Culture, you can explore museum collections, architecture, and culture without even leav... more ...
Studies suggest that couples in serious relationships fight about money more than anything else. In regards to married couples, money problems are cited as the second leading cause of divorce, topped only by infidelity.  Whether you’ve just begun seeing someone new or are already in a more committed relationship, it is important to reach common ground with your love interest regarding your financial habits and plans for the future.  Keep your relationship healthy and strong! Use the following tips and techniques to help you navigate financial conflicts in your current... more ...
Insecurity is something that plagues most of us from time to time. Some of us struggle with feeling deeply insecure on a daily basis. There are many factors leading us to feel insecure, ranging from the way our parents raised us to social anxiety and perfectionist tendencies. Past traumas, as well as recent experiences of failure and rejection, can contribute to a negative inner dialogue that reinforces feelings of self-doubt.  Those who struggle with insecurity have likely battled these feelings for a lifetime. Discovering the source of these thought patterns and becoming disentangl... more ...