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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. […]

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% […]

Obsessed

      When Carla’s husband decided to leave their marriage, she panicked. She cried, screamed, called him repeatedly. She lost weight and dyed her hair. She threatened him and out of frustration threw a glass at him and then sobbed uncontrollably begging for his forgiveness. Her fear and pain were so strong that her entire focus became “getting him […]