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Dating in Midlife: Do you need your children’s approval?

 The doorbell rings as you adjust your make-up one more time and pray that you won’t trip in your new platform sandals. You shake your head and think “I haven’t dated in decades. What am I doing?” You take a deep breath and open the door to your date.  There is more than a 50% […]

The Celebrations of June and the Pain of Divorce

If you have experienced divorce in the past 12 months, you may be surprised by your own reaction to the festivities of June. While we all know how difficult the fall season is-jam packed with holidays, traditions, family get-togethers and parties- June holds its own challenges. In the fall we celebrate “calendar holidays”-we come together […]

Adult Children of Divorce- Dealing with your Parents’ Pain

Amid the chaos of divorce, parents find themselves overwhelmed with worries that reflect all aspects of their life- financial, practical and emotional. For most parents, the number one concern is the welfare of their children. Oddly enough, parents may not be as sensitive to the impact of the divorce on their adult children as they […]

Dating in Midlife: When Your Adult Children Refuse to Meet Your New Love

Nothing is more exhilarating than falling in love. It is especially sweet when love comes to you after the devastating pain of divorce or death. At one time, you may have thought -I am so done with all this love stuff- too much pain! Now you find yourself sleepless, flushed, and unable to think of […]