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Unintended barbs cut to the quick and can’t be taken back. Here are some better options.
Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health
An ADU could be worth considering to help care for a parent nearby
It hurts to be estranged from our kids. But the problem could just be misperception.
Is ending a relationship with your brother or sister ever the right thing to do?
Hint: 'How can you live like this?' isn’t a good conversation starter
Follow these tips and you’ll avoid turning your farewell into a faux pas
Family feuds are heartbreaking — don't let pride fuel the problem
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
The words you choose can ease the pain or they can make matters worse
How to offer support and connection in times of struggle
Alternatives to 'How can I help?' from an author of 'Suddenly Single After 50'
The reality of the 20-year itch and how couples can face the challenge
6 tips for negotiating the shark-infested waters of remarriage after 50
These small, sentimental items will be treasured gifts, not a burden
When 'I'm sorry' isn't enough, take these steps to encourage healing and reconciliation
Smart and snappy comebacks for when they can't hold their tongues
Dek is required, hah
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