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Overcome empty nest blues

Relationships and dating, Relationships

Your little angel has flown the nest and left for a new life at university. After years of looking out for someone else, you’re free to suit yourself … but first you have to get over the emptiness.

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Simple steps: discover the meaning of integrity?

Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw explains the meaning of integrity and offers tips for bringing it into your daily life...

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Helping grandchildren with anxiety

Relationships and dating

Lockdown has taken its toll on us all but for young people it has been particularly tough. Here's what we can do to help ...

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Dating after 50

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Are you ready for a Senior Dating Website? Check out this guide for mature singles

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Bring your relationship back to life

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Is your relationship going a little stale? If so, follow our top tips and bring your relationship back to life....

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Why you should detox from Social Media

Relationships and dating

As we tentatively emerge from lockdown now is the time to detox from social media and focus on improving your mental and physical health,...

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Encouraging abuse victims to recognise toxic relationships

Relationships and dating

Many victims of coercive control do not realise that such behaviour from their partner is controlling.

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Marriage changes with age

Relationships and dating

Whether you're recently married or have been married for many years, it's important to understand that with age comes change in...

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Dating advice in later life

Home & Lifestyle, Dating, Relationships and dating

Having trouble finding success as a midlife dater? Here are some of the common missteps you may be making and how to refocus your energies...

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Over 50s dating – 3 top tips

Dating, Relationships and dating

Online dating is among the easiest ways to find new friendships and with these easily applied tips, you’ll have peace of mind and confidence too.

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How to embrace change in 2020

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Change can be stressful and unsettling but Dr Lynda Shaw has tips on how to embrace new situations and rediscover the positives in your...

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Dating over 60 more likely to be a success story

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Life experience and strong sense of self-worth help older daters make the right relationship choices....

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What is Deprivation of Liberty?

Relationships and dating, Relationships • One Comment

A quick guide to Deprivation of Liberty; What should I do if a family member is objecting to their care arrangements?

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Coming through the darkest times

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Pam Craige, a 60-year-old project coordinator from Cheshire, lost her husband Bill to heart failure in August 2013. Pam was one of more...

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Generational divide revealed as grandparents worry cooking skills are being lost

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Kitchen Love campaign launches for National Grandparents' Day to promote the joy of cooking together and preserve historical recipes ...

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Death Cafes deliver a welcome taste of reality

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Death Cafes are helping to remove the taboo associated with talking about death. Sharan Watson considers how these local initiatives are providing opportunities for honest conversations and placing talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

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What rights do grandparents have when a family splits?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Gaining access to grandchildren via legal means can be difficult according to family law solicitor Lisa Mohar from Bray & Bray law firm....

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How to manage the school holidays with grandchildren when their parents are divorced

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Summer brings many grandparents welcome time with grandchildren but for some it also means the stress of dealing with a broken relationship...

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Build your family tree for free

Relationships, Relationships and dating, Sponsored

Ever wondered what your family tree reveals about you? Uncovering your family’s past has never been easier.

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Who said that romance was dead?

Dating, Relationships and dating, Sponsored

For those aged 50 years and over, OurTime enables members to meet like-minded people in their area for companionship....

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Half of unpaid carers are providing care out of guilt

Relationships, Relationships and dating

New research shows families are struggling to confront care needs and guilt is at the root of their decision making....

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Assisted dying – a personal story

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Lesley Close recalls her brother’s decision to choose an assisted death at the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland and why she supported him.

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Advance care planning – choosing the right path

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Paul Hensby of Final Choices highlights steps you should consider to give you more control over the care options when facing an end of life...

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What to do when someone dies?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Reactions of sorrow, confusion and feeling helpless are common when faced with the death of a loved one....

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Dating disaster prevention tips for men

Dating, Relationships and dating

Behaviours that turn women off; have things changed since you last went on a date? Manj Weerasekera identifies some common pitfalls.

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The power of positivity

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw encourages you to take life by the scruff of the neck - all with a little bit of positive thinking....

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Sandwich generation needs our help

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Dr Lynda Shaw highlights the problems faced by people who juggle caring for elderly parents with the needs of their own children and work. ...

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When caring for an elderly parent becomes too much

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50connect relationships expert Dr Lynda Shaw offers care advice for coping with the needs of elderly parents

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We need to get emotional

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Dr Lynda Shaw explains how our 'old' attitudes in the workplace could be stifling creativity and expression....

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Trust is important for good health

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Dr Lynda Shaw reveals how trust can play an important role in our everyday happiness and emotional wellbeing....

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Loneliness: the invisible epidemic

Relationships and dating

Which? Elderly Care study finds isolation and loneliness among older people at epidemic levels

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Starting a new relationship

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw looks at how to get over one of the big stress hurdles of beginning a new chapter in your life - starting a new relationship...

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Tips for controlling anger

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw provides 5 useful tips for controlling your anger at work. ...

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Worst Valentine’s presents

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Valentine’s Day comes round but once a year, thankfully, and as the results of a recent survey show some folk have a strange way of trying to impress their lover.

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Essential steps when going through divorce

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Divorce and separation among the UK's over 60s is on the increase but few are making the correct decisions when dividing assets. Read these...

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How to cope with bereavement

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw offers tips to cope with feelings of guilt and isolation after bereavement....

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Bad relationships – older men treading a familiar path

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Manj Weerasekera looks at the reasons why many older men struggle to find lasting second relationships

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Preparing for Christmas

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw examines why, for some, Christmas is a time of tension dread and has tips to reduce stress levels and enjoy your time with...

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Why women need their friends

Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw looks at how older women use support networks of other women to help them as they age...

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The Importance of mixing with the community

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw examines ways to strengthen ties to your community and safeguard people against isolation and loneliness.

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When your parent becomes your child

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw says that carers feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of meeting the needs of their parent as well as the rest of their...

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Sexual satisfaction for women

Relationships and dating, Relationships

Sex, especially great sex, begins in the brain, relationship expert Larry James explains why you should be setting off fireworks in the...

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Grandchildren: double empty nest syndrome

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw examines how empty nest syndrome can strike twice when grandchildren grow up.

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7 mistakes women make when getting divorced and how to avoid them

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Mary Waring, independent financial adviser and author of 'The Wealthy Woman' says there are seven common mistakes that she sees women make...

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Relationship breakdown signals

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Take steps now to save your relationship if any of these signals sound familiar....

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Being the best grandparent

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw provides tips for grandparents who want to offer support without being accused of being overbearing or having to take on surrogate childcare duties!

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Grandparents’ rights – or not?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Grandparents are the first port of call for childcare and support but what are your rights to contact your grandchildren after a...

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Grey divorce – the rise of the silver splitter

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Research shows growing numbers of over 50s are no longer willing to "put up" with a loveless marriage knowing that their life expectancy is...

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Supporting a partner through grief

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Practical tips to help you to support your grieving partner at a time when they need you most

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Be positive in the New Year

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw says make a detailed plan if you want your New Year health plans to succeed....

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Bullied over 50s – a hidden problem

Relationships and dating

10-20% of elderly people have suffered bullying from people in their own community: verbal intimidation, physical abuse - and this may be...

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Body languange & non-verbal communication

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw explains the importance of a good first impression and how body language and non verbal techniques can help you in any situation.

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Are you still in love?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

If you find you can't talk about your 'loved one' without complaining about them, it's time to re-evaluate your relationship....

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Relocating loved ones? Key care home checklist

Relationships, Relationships and dating

To help you consider the key issues when selecting a care home, Ray Hart, creator of Valuing Care Fees Calculator, talks us through a key...

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Decluttering your life after 50

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Lynda Shaw asks can we differentiate clutter of the mind from clutter in our working or home environment?

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Finding a new love in later life

Relationships, Relationships and dating

You're never too old for love - but finding a new partner can be daunting for many older people. Here are some tips that could lead to...

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I’m a nurse, why should I care?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Natalie Ranger-Sizeland looks at the changing face of the care sector and what it means to be a professional carer....

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Over 50s count the cost of divorce

Relationships, Relationships and dating

ONS figures find proportion of older couples divorcing is up by 58 per cent since 2010.

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Coping with infidelity

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Dr Lynda Shaw looks at infidelity in long-term relationships and how to cope with the betrayal of a cheating partner....

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Work / life balance

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Tips to maintain a good work/life balance and keep stress out of your home...

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Personal power & relationships

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Margaret Paul explains how embracing spiritual values can help release your personal power.

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50connect Valentine’s Day checklist

Relationships, Relationships and dating

50 romantic ideas to ensure you Avoid the cold shoulder on St Valentine's Day....

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Isolation is far too common

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Communication is key to beating isolation and loneliness says Dr Lynda Shaw....

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Empty Nest Syndrome

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Life after the kids have gone and rediscovering your partner.

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Divorce after 40 – What Next? Reinvent Yourself

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Kimberly Rothman says move on and have fun after divorce. Do the things you've always dreamed of - the only limits are those you place on...

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Divorce after 40 – Tackling the Identity Crisis

Relationships and dating, Relationships

Kimberly Rothman on divorce in later life and how to offer support when a relationship ends....

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Divorce after 40: What next?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Kimberly Rothman on divorce in later life and how to offer support when a relationship ends.

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Gay marriage

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Is David Cameron losing the plot? Same sex marriage is not needed, says Tony Page....

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New beginnings: Finding romance

Relationships and dating

Increase your chances of romance with this life-changing action plan....

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Signs of a promising relationship

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Relationships in laterlife are complex. How long will it take to discover that this person is not right for you?

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What to expect with over 50s dating

Relationships and dating, Home & Lifestyle

The first thing to expect with over 50s dating is fun. Life can be fun at any age and it should be too. Go out and date expecting to have...

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Spring clean your way to romance

Relationships and dating

Why do we spend so much time spring cleaning our homes, yet neglect our relationships?...

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