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  1. 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...
  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. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Dating after Bereavement: Creating your Dating Profile and being Happy with your Body Image

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    Dating Again as a Widow If you’ve been widowed for some time you may find yourself considering the possibility of dating again. This is a bold move and if you would prefer to meet other bereaved singles, joining a niche-dating site specifically for widows or widowers, could be the way to go. Your dating profile is very important: ‘your shop window’, if you like. Creating a profile should be taken seriously and needs the very best you can give in order to capture the eye and interest of potential matches. A poor self-image can make us self-conscious and withdrawn and this is not something you would want to reflect on your dating profile. Taking stock of how others see us can be an...
  9. 5 Tips to Dealing with a Long-Distance Relationship

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice Life and love are two things that, at times, seem mutually exclusive. We meet people who scream ‘the one’, yet it never seems to be the time or place for us to align. When love is stretched to its limits by geography, it seems even more unlikely than ever that it can’t work out… right? Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice knows how important it is to negotiate and be honest when it comes to love. So, she’s revealing her 5 top tips to dealing with a longdistance relationship (maybe pass these one to Cole and Payne?): 1. KEEP COMMUNICATING – in the digital age, it’s easier than ever before to have a long-distance relationship. With services such as Skype, Facebook, and Whatsapp, and ever...
  10. Dating over 50: What to wear on a date French style

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. the Wandering Parisian Smart Date Dressing. Intelligent and Appealing Choices for Optimistic Encounters or ‘Does my Anxiety look big in this?’ Hooray, you’ve got a date in the diary. The person you met on line, or in the queue at the Supermarket has proposed a coffee or a drink, or gone way out on a limb and actually invited you to dinner. As you agreed your mind began spinning with wardrobe worries and outfit anxiety. So lets stay French, and exchange anxiety for nonchalance. Immediately ELIMINATE any outfit you considered that didn’t seem like a perfect solution. Please do NOT choose anything that makes you wonder whether you look: Too short, too fat, too thin, too busty, too pale –...
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