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  1. Crime writer Julie D Jones talks about working with her husband

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    Article by Julie D. Jones Working with a partner is not always a walk in the park! When you get two strong personalities working together there are times when you inevitably disagree and need a strategy to work out your differences. As a crime writer, married to an experienced forensic expert, it was only natural for me to seek advice and detailed information from my husband. With a background in nursing it helps that we have a lot of things in common; we can discuss certain drugs/medications and the effects on the body, also from seeing gunshot wounds we can discuss the carnage created from firearms and the types of guns used in shootings. From time to time Terry and I disagree with scenes in my books. We try to...
  2. How to avoid dating a narcissist

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    Interview  by Ceri Wheeldon with Wendy Gregory There is so much talk about narcissism in the press and media today, and it would appear that in most instances it is women being targeted by men. For those women over 50 returning to dating, it creates an extra are of concern – especially if dating online. I asked psychologist Wendy Gregory, who has supported many women who have found themselves in relationships with narcissists, for her tips to identify a narcissist, and to avoid getting drawn in as narcissistic ‘supply’. How do we avoid getting drawn into a narcissist’s circle? First of all , when it comes to relationships, for a narcissist the relationship is all about them. What they can gain and how it makes them...
  3. 5 Mistakes we all make on Valentine’s Day

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice With Valentine’s Day coming in fast, many of us are scrambling to create the perfect day for our partners. However, while the adverts may be telling us that we need to spend a lot of money and splashout, the pressures of Valentine’s Day can cause all the effort to be a waste. Most of Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice’s work focuses on making people the best versions of themselves. Here, she shares the 5 Valentine’s Day mistakes that we all make. 1. Making assumptions – despite what adverts may say, not everyone wants a box of chocolates, a bottle of prosecco and a teddy bear with a love message. Rather than just following clichés and making assumptions,...
  4. Dating over 50: Understanding your red lines

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Dating over 50 can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you have recently come out of a long term relationship and it has been decades since you last dated. Having divorced myself in my mid 50s I understand what it’s like to rebuild your life – and even if the decision to divorce was yours- you still have to rebuild your confidence, and the sense of who you are as an individual as opposed to part of a couple. When it comes to starting a new relationship, be clear about what you want. It might be tempting to ‘settle’, but don’t get pulled into repeating patterns of past relationships which ultimately failed. There are lots of obvious...
  5. Divorce over 50: How to Have a Good Divorce

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    Article by Sara Davison WARNING: It is NOT easy to have a good divorce – but it is possible.   There is a good reason that it is known as the second most traumatic experience in life after death of a loved one. It is an emotional rollercoaster and has a huge ripple effect across your entire world. It will affect your mental and physical health, lifestyle, daily routine, children, work life, friends and family. We see the ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ celebrities who release amicable and loving statements on Twitter – and frankly I admire them for this. It is without a shadow of a doubt better for everyone involved if you can...
  6. 10 ways writing a journal can help you through betrayal and emotional upset

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    Article by Julia Keyes Whether you are working through a current relationship challenge, or trying to move on from a previous relationship, writing a journal can be a very therapeutic experience. It can help you move to a place of positivity and clarity. In our book, The MANScript , we describe the feelings of hurt, from a relationship breakdown and betrayal, as like being hit by a bullet or a ton of falling bricks. The impact of what is happening is such a tremendous shock, it might as well be a bullet or bricks!  The after-effects completely shatter you and can leave you metaphorically ‘on the...
  7. 5 reasons alone time is important in a relationship

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice   We’ve all had that feeling of being absolutely in love during the first few months of a relationship. People tend to fall head-over-heels for their new beau during this honeymoon stage, wanting to spend every moment of every day with them. As sweet as it all is, it’s important not to get too attached that you forget about your life before them. Top life coach Carole Ann Rice has seen the rise and fall of many relationships, so she’s bringing us her top 5 reasons that alone time is important in a relationship: 1. Put the balance in place – in the first few weeks of a new relationship, it’s common for couples to want to be with each...
  8. The Dos and Don’ts of 50+ Dating

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    Article by Angela Dyson Don’t google him. That’s for later. For when and if you have any doubts. Do give him your full attention. Unless there is a sick child/parent/friend in the picture, keep your phone in your bag and not on the table. Listen. Ask questions. And equally important, is he listening to you and asking you questions? Take your time. There’s no need to rush. This is not a job interview. For either of you. Don’t overshare. Don’t start the date by presenting your relationship C.V. and don’t ask for his. Start light and fun. This is just the aperitif, not the main course. Do give the guy a chance. Open your mind and leave your list at home. This is not on-line shopping (although it can...
  9. Ways to prevent empty nest syndrome being a key factor in divorce

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    By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers family law specialist  As anxious and excited students leave home for the first time to embark on the next stage of their life at college or university, their departure also marks a new chapter for their parents. For many ‘empty nesters’, this is the beginning of their lives without children in the house. It can also bring to the surface long suppressed irritations and tensions that have bubbled under the surface, but whose impact may have been lessened by the demands of children and busy lives. Two decades of hectic work and child care schedules can result in parents losing touch with each other and becoming different people to the couple who tied the knot. In today’s climate...
  10. New dating app Lumen is launched specifically for over 50s

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    If you’re single, and want the ease of a dating app to meet new people, but have been put off by bad experiences on apps like Tinder, then you’re in for some good news. This month Lumen was launched – the first ever app-only product specifically for over 50s. While over 50s dating sites exist, the app’s founders believed these weren’t targeting the active, youthful over 50s they knew, and so they have created an app specially for this demographic. “The majority of single over-50s we know are tech-savvy, active, and looking for their next adventure. But this isn’t the reality we see reflected in the dating industry,” says Antoine Argouges, Lumen CEO. “Lumen finally provides a contemporary solution which over-50s can rely on...
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