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Uncoupling

  A few years ago when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were “consciously uncoupling”, many rolled their eyes at what felt like pretentious language. While “uncoupling” sounds a little strange, in truth, it may be a more precise way to describe the demise of a marriage and the subsequent unraveling of intertwined lives, […]

The Holidays: A Time for Family Fun or Friction?

The holidays offers us a time to be together with family members; a pause in our busy lives to celebrate tradition, share memories and to reconnect. At least that is what we all hope for. Unfortunately for many families, the reality of the holidays does not measure up to our idealized expectations. For many, the […]

Dating a Widower with Children: Will They Ever be “Ready”?

This blog is in response to comments received on previous entries- Dating in Midlife: When Your Adult Children Refuse to Meet Your New Love and Dating in Midlife: Do you need your Children’s Approval? Note: Both of the questions were posed by women dating widowers. However, this information is as relevant for men dating widows. […]

Step-families – Love ME the Most!!!

In February, we are bombarded with messages of love. There is romantic love, parental love, filial love, altruistic love and so on. In the many different ways we love; we create many different relationships. One of those relationships is a step-family. A step-family is created when one or both of the spouses have been previously […]