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  1. How to Have Hard Conversations With Your Adult Children: Your boundaries matter

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    Article by Marie Miguel When your children grow up It’s easy to view your children as staying the same or always being “your baby,” but the reality is that our kids grow up into adults. The relationships between children and parents change. Having adult children can be complicated; you want to remember them as being dependant on you, but they’ve hopefully individuated from you and are living their own lives. Even if your children are still involved in your life, and you have grandkids, the dynamic has changed, and it’s important to remember that there will be difficult conversations that arise as you age. Having hard conversations Some conversations with your kids are lighthearted and fun, while others are hard. You and the dynamic your adult...
  2. Ways to prevent grandparents from being frozen out in 2020 when children divorce

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    Article by Peter Jones, founder, Jones Myers niche family law firm January can be a challenging month in many ways for parents who have undergone divorce or separation. It can also be an unhappy time for distressed grandparents who are being prevented from seeing their beloved grandchildren. Grandparents can be instrumental in sustaining their grandchildren’s critical routines both during and after divorce – as well as supporting their son or daughter practically and emotionally. Unfortunately, reasons including fractious and difficult relationships between their children and in laws/former partners can result in grandparents and other relatives being marginalised. Steps for grandparents to consider when children divorce If you are in this position, here are some steps to consider. We strongly advise only using the court route as a last resort. Negotiate some quality...
  3. Keeping elderly loved ones safe this winter

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    Winter can be a struggle for the elderly. The dip in temperature coupled with icy conditions can make it harder for them to keep warm and stay safe outdoors and in their homes. To help grandparents, friends, and neighbours to stay safe, we’ve listed a few tips on how you can ensure they are warm, comfortable and free from injuries and illnesses this winter. Dress for warmth The elderly are at a greater risk of developing hyperthermia in the winter because of the drop in temperature. If you’re visiting grandparents, or elderly neighbours and friends, check to see if they have enough warm layers to wear and plenty of blankets, and ensure that their home is heated properly and is warm enough. Age UK recommends they keep...
  4. Can You Ignore These Red Flags in a Relationship?

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    Starting a new relationship in your 50s and beyond can be daunting. The red flags you see in a relationship aren’t always a sign of trouble. You may still be able to have a successful and happy relationship, even if your relationship does have some characteristics that could cause issues for others. Sometimes, what may be red flags for some don’t apply to others. Plus, you may have a healthy system for overcoming challenges before they become too big for you. Consider these red flags: Your family hates your partner. One common red flag in a relationship is that your family disapproves of your partner. However, this doesn’t mean you have to separate or break up. Does your family dislike your partner? Do they criticise them every time they...
  5. Podcast with Marie Fraser: Divorce over 50 getting to know yourself

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        Available on itunes If you want to listen on itunes here’s the link 🙂 Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to coach and therapist Marie Fraser, who works with women to help rebuild their lives following divorce. This is the first in a series of interviews. Marie talks about why it is so important to understand what you like and want in life as you transition from being part of a couple to being single. Why it is important to let go of your past life and plans as...
  6. What To Do if You or Your Spouse Has a Midlife Crisis

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    There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the idea of a midlife crisis. Maybe it’s a myth. Maybe it comes in so many different variations that it’s hard to describe. Still, many adults go through a stage where they feel washed up or question the meaning of their lives. They may follow the old stereotype of buying a sports car or join the newer trend of excessive exercise. Whether you visit a Jaguar dealership or a gym, the reaction often has more to do with specific events than with age. You’ll usually find some trigger such as divorce or the death of a parent. Plus, with the average lifespan growing longer, you could experience quarterly upheavals. Fortunately, these transitions offer positive opportunities as well as dilemmas....
  7. 3 Ways To Care For The Health Of Your Elderly Parents

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    It’s tough seeing our parents grow old, as it’s a bitter reminder that they won’t be around forever. And it’s hard watching them struggle, as with old age comes a variety of health problems that might require medical care and daily intervention. Still, there is much you can do to support them, and we will detail some of the steps that you can take below. By following our suggestions, you might actually improve both their health and their lives, and this is good news for both you and them. 1: Stay in regular contact with your parents Sure, you live a busy life, and you might have children of your own to look after. But never be too busy for your parents. By staying in touch with...
  8. Podcast :Therapist and counsellor Wendy Gregory talks about how to recognise a narcissist

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    Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to therapist  Wendy Gregory about how to recognise a narcissist. A topic which has proven to be of enormous interest when we have discussed dating over 50 on the Fab after Fifty website. This is the first of a series of 3 interviews on recognising and dealing with narcissists. Also available on itunes   In this episode Wendy will share: How to recognise the signs of narcissistic behaviour. The three phases of a relationship with a narcissist – love bombing, devalue, discard. What is involved in each...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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