Relationships

Sex and the Midlife Couple: From A Flicker to A Flame

by Dawn Ferrara Take a cruise around the internet these days looking for help with intimacy and relationships, you’re likely to see things like this:   “50 is the new 40” “Age is just a number” “You’re only as old as you feel” “You should be having more sex! Better...

Connecting with Love: Food and Grandkids

By: Diana Creel Elarde I can still recall the wonderful aroma of fresh baked Greek cookies common to the visits to my grandmother’s home. My grandmother didn’t speak English well, but over a table with cookies and smiles her love came through. Cheesecake, my husband...

How Do You Handle Relations With The Ex Spouse?

By Glenn Baja This isn't the first time I've been asked. “If your ‘ex spouse’ changed, would you go back to her?” I feel a rise in myself. We’ve been down this path before. Nothing good ever comes out of it. “You’re always in contact with her: calls, text, emails....

One Pen-Stroke Away from Divorce

From the editor: What does it feel like to be in the midst of going through a divorce at 65 years of age, after 40 plus years of marriage? What fears and anxieties creep into your life when the prospect of “starting over” arises? What goes into one’s head when you...

Online Dating After 50

By Glenn Baja Feeling lonely, isolated, and forlorn in the middle of a cold January night, I was on the computer when an ad popped up on my screen advertising a dating site. I’d seen them time and time again, always ignoring and viewing them as obnoxious intrusions...

Broken or Bent: Learning to Love Again

By Diana Creel Elarde In the 2012 Grammy Award hit “Just Give Me a Reason”, singers Pink and Nate Ruess explored the question “Can we learn to love again?” Has the relationship reached the broken point or is it in a temporary condition that can still be mended? Broken...

Dating After 50: Is It Worth It?

 By Glenn Baja Dating after 50 can be a very daunting task to address and adapt to. Just the idea of starting over can be very overwhelming and intimidating. Is it worth the amount of time and effort to do this…yet again? Just the challenge and perseverance required...

10 Rules For Dating After 50

By Glenn Baja Been out of the “loop” for awhile when it comes to dating? Feeling a bit nervous about the prospect of starting over again? Well, the good news is that the dating game hasn’t changed all that much fundamentally, but as with all things, the details have....

Getting Your Act Together: 7 Ways To Thrive

By Glenn Baja Are you getting your act together? Do you find yourself struggling? Would you be interested in hearing seven ways to thrive? Struggling sucks. Sometimes I struggle with writing. At times I’d rather be cleaning grubby pubic-infested restrooms at a crowded...

Commitment II

By Glenn Baja Commitment. It’s a word I’ve pondered over a lot since my divorce. For 34 years I was married and in a committed relationship. Or was I? In hindsight, I didn’t model a good example of what that word truly represents. But we survived those days, leading...

Commitment

By Glenn Baja Commitment. It’s a word I’ve pondered over a lot since my divorce. For 34 years I was married and in a committed relationship. Or was I? But that's my story. A story to be shared at a later date. The story today is about you... Perhaps you’re beamingly...

You’re A Selfish, Self-Centered, Arrogant, Son-Of-A-Bitch

By Glenn Baja "You're a selfish, self-centered, arrogant, son-of-a-bitch." These are words I'd heard from my ex-wife randomly throughout our 34 year marriage, particularly when she was ticked off at me. Nine times out of ten I'd blow it off as being more her problem...

More Love

By Glenn Baja More Love. This was our song. “Let it be soon, don't hesitate Make it now, don't wait Open your heart and let my love come in I want the moment to start when I can fill your heart with… It was summer of the year 1967. I was to turn 15 that September....

Love After 50: Are You Still Healthily In Love?

Are you still healthily in love? Are you enjoying your love relationship after 50 as much as you did in your earlier days? Not certain? You're not the only one. Consider the following: “Americans over 50 are twice as likely to get divorced as people of that age were...

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

I bend ever so slightly over the edge of the silenced sailboat and stare at the water below. I see my rippled reflection bounced back, moving and disconnected. With grace and compassion, I lower my hand, cupped full, slowly releasing its contents into the clear waters...

Embracing Patience: 7 Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

By Glenn Baja Solitude. How I love the peace and quiet, particularly on this warm Florida night. The egg-shaped moon is nearly full. Probably 3-4 days away. The sky is clear, with only the mightiest stars visible on the moonlit tapestry above.   Sitting in my shorts,...

5 Life Lessons Of The Train: Tips To Thrive After Fifty

As I travel, continuing my dream to thrive after fifty, I stay attentive to various opportunities that may present special meaning in life. I recently came across one such instance involving trains, and realized there are 5 life lessons of the train that can benefit...

Loss of Self: When Divorce Is the Best Option

  Is Divorce The Best Option To Recover Your Sense Of Self Single at sixty. A place I didn't expect to be. I was married for thirty-four years. I fathered four children. They are long gone from the coop and out on their own. As a young man I questioned why anyone,...

Friends: The Sculptors of Souls

I've recently come to understand the richness encased in the seemingly small and insignificant moments that too often go unnoticed. Reading a good book, meeting a new friend, working in the garden, or listening to the breeze rustling the leaves of surrounding trees...

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