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  1. Relationships over 50: 7 surprising relationship lessons you can learn from movies 

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    Article by Dawud Gurevitch Whether you’re a filmophile, a filmophobe or somewhere in-between, movies can do much more than simply entertain us. Yes, the film industry exists primarily for this reason in exchange for our Netflix membership or our cinema ticket fee (before the pandemic) but did you realise that some movies can teach us surprising lessons about life and relationships? In this article I touch upon seven popular films that each reveal a different take on love and life in all its glory, which doesn’t mean that everything you will see and hear in them will be “sunshine and rainbows” as my wife likes to call it, but will mean that overall you get a realistic view of some of the very things we live for: love, laughter,...
  2. Menopause: 5 ways to be more intimate and open a deeper connection with your partner this Valentine’s

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Life is overwhelming at the moment. Home-schooling, WFH or being with your partner 24/7 can all cause us to become more snappy and less patient or even feeling less connected. But what if there is another underlying reason that you can’t get in the mood? The Marion Gluck Clinic offers its top tips on how to be more intimate and open a deeper connection with your partner this Valentine’s. Remember physical touch and sexual connection is an important and vital part of being human. Boost your testosterone levels Yes, women need testosterone and this is a key hormone in maintaining your sex drive. There are many foods that can help boost testosterone levels and these include eggs, almonds, oysters, spinach, salmon, tuna and bananas. Boosting...
  3. Who Do You Notify After Changing Your Name? The Complete List

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      Situations like divorce or separation may require changing your middle name or surname. You need to order a deed poll for that. However, having successfully changed your name with a deed poll, you also need to inform many organizations and companies of your new name. This is important to avoid any confusion regarding your name and identity.  For example, you’ve got an important flight to catch, but the Airport authorities may stop you from boarding the flight because your name doesn’t match with the one in their record.  To avoid a situation like this, the following list should help you identify many relevant institutions and businesses that will need to know your new name. Who...
  4. Six Tips to Strengthen Your Relationships over 50

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      Relationships are valuable, but they aren’t always easy. It’s important to learn how to build strong and healthy relationships. There are a lot of different ways to strengthen a relationship. Whether the relationship you’re working on is romantic or platonic, you can do a lot of good by focusing on some common principles. Even if your relationship seems strong and healthy, you can still bolster it and move it forward. Strengthen Your Relationships Mentally   The way you interact with people really matters. If you want to strengthen your relationships on a mental level, consider how you’re treating the other person in the relationship. To make your relationship stronger, consider:   Honesty is still the best policy, but remember that words can hurt. Be gentle. Really listen when someone is talking. Be fully engaged in...
  5. Midlife Divorce: How separated parents can support their children’s return to school

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    By Kate Banerjee, head of Jones Myers Children’s Department Many children and young people will no doubt be feeling apprehensive as they return to the classroom for the first time since March this year. However, the school environment and routine that used to be reassuring and familiar to them has changed dramatically as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. New measures implemented to help safeguard pupils’ well being include one way systems, different playground rules and staggering starting and finishing times. Secondary pupils in local lockdown areas will also have to wear face coverings in school corridors.  While looking forward to being reunited with their friends, children and teenagers will understandably feel anxious about the new rules, particularly those who are old enough to have seen...
  6. How To Survive Divorce After 50

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    We’ve seen a surge in people seeking divorce later in life. The so-called grey divorce is on the rise, with a 5.8% in 2016 among opposite-sex couples compared to 2015. The over 50s are particularly vulnerable after divorce. Your children may have left the nest and have their own lives and you may be at the peak of your career. Either way, you have a routine, and that is about to be shattered. Retirement isn’t on your mind just yet, but divorce could derail your plans if you aren’t careful. In this guide, we will look at some of the unique challenges facing the over 50s after a divorce. Beyond looking at how to survive a divorce...
  7. Midlife Divorce: When is the right time to divide assets on divorcing?

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    Article By Anna Sutcliffe, Jones Myers Senior Family Law Executive Deciding on crucial factors that will change your life forever is challenging at any time – particularly in today’s turbulent climate following the covid-19 pandemic. Physically separating is one thing – but when is the best time to divide your assets? Questions around your financial settlement are not resolved until a final order from the Court sets out your obligations and what you will keep. In most cases, it ends any claims you might have against each other. But what happens if your assets increase or decrease in value after you have separated but while you are still attempting to reach a settlement? Any decisions on “who gets what” will not be based on their value at the time...
  8. Dating over 50: How to Date during Lockdown

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   We are living in highly unusual times. How do you go about dating in the context of Lockdown/quarantine? Do you put looking for a partner on hold ? I asked Maria Sullivan, dating expert and VP of Dating.com for her tips as to how to approach dating over 50 in lockdown. How has lockdown/quarantine changed people’s approach to dating? During lockdown, more people are turning to online dating to make connections. In our recent survey, we found that there has been an 82% uptick in global online dating since early March due to quarantining. Why should people consider ‘meeting’ someone new at the current time? Your dating life and the search for your soulmate is important. If you are at home along quarantining, it can get...
  9. What About Me? Maintaining a relationship with your ex-boyfriend’s kids post-breakup

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    Article By Dani Alpert How did I feel when my boyfriend Julian and I broke up after nearly eight years and the fate of my relationships with his kids, Nicole and Tyler, unknown? It felt like I’d been fired, asked to pack up my belongings and leave the house key under the mat. For years, my identity had everything to do with Julian and the kids. I contorted, knotted, and sacrificed, investing my time and emotional energy into our relationships. And over time, I fell in love with them, only to see it all implode. I remember my first thought was, “What happens now? What happens to me and Nicole and Tyler? Could I still call myself the Girlfriend Mom? Was I the Ex-Girlfriend Mom?” The kids and I...
  10. How To Move On From a Relationship over 50

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    There’s no getting around the fact that breaking up is hard to do. While things will eventually feel better, in the early days, it can be pretty difficult to handle. And it’s not hard to see why: it may not have been the perfect relationship, but there were good times, and in any case, it was a big part of your life that you’ve now lost. If you find yourself in this situation, then take a look at some of the tips we’ve outlined below, which will put you on the right path towards putting the relationship behind you. Get Closure If you’re not the one who ended things, then one of the more traumatic aspects...
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