Our 2nd Act

Love after 50: Why Stay in an Unfulfilled Relationship? How to Make the Best of an Unhappy Marriage

Why stay in an unhappy marriage or relationship is a question many couples over 50 ponder more often with age. A series of studies suggest that ‘our expected future satisfaction is a key indicator of whether or not we choose to stay in an unhappy relationship’. In other words, if we believe there is a […]

Single Motherhood by Choice: A Story of Determination and Disappointment to Have a Baby after 40

What does it take to become a single mom after 40? Among other things, a LOT of determination and disappointment, according to Treva Brandon Scharf, LA-based writer, radio host, and author of the popular blog “Late Blooming Bride.” Treva candidly shares her story of “forgetting to have a baby” in her 30’s, and then in […]

Finding Love after 50: Dealing with Your Adult Children and Dating Again after the Loss of a Spouse

As we enter midlife, the loss of a spouse becomes a more common reality in life after 50. And when a parent has passed, adult children have mixed feelings about their mother or father dating and finding love again. On one hand, they are relieved to see the surviving parent become more vibrant and alive. […]

Is Irritable Male Syndrome Affecting Your Relationship? The Truth About Andropause & Grumpy Old Men!

The term “Grumpy Old Men” may well be attributed to men going through andropause (the male version of menopause) – a condition often coined Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS). Like menopause, andropause – or IMS – is fueled by a decline in testosterone that can significantly affect your life after 50, and throw your relationship into […]

Love after 50: Have You Lost Yourself in Your Relationship? Recognizing the Signs!

Do you have a pattern of losing yourself in relationships? If so, you are not alone. Many women, especially of our generation, while having strong values and opinions on the surface, have a tendency to put our needs and dreams aside for the sake of someone else’s priorities. Whether you are in a long-term marriage […]

Recreating Life after 50: Are You Settling for Less than You REALLY Want in Life and Love?

Whether you are in an unfulfilled relationship, working at a job you hate, or in the midst of recreating life after 50, have you been settling for less than what you really want or think you deserve? If so, you’re not alone. By the time we reach midlife we’ve been conditioned to believe that we […]

Intimacy after 50: Does a Low Libido Have Your Relationship at Risk? Menopause & Loss of Libido

On the topic of intimacy after 50, it is not unusual for couples to have a disparity in libido once midlife hits and menopause is in full swing. Is a low libido putting your relationship at risk? Are you afraid to talk about it? Today, we’re inviting that conversation. Menopause is a confusing and turbulent […]

Online Dating after 50: What You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive on Dating Sites!

Are you online dating after 50? If you are online dating, or are thinking about venturing online, you will likely develop a love/hate relationship with our brave new world of cyber dating. Today, Treva and Robby Scharf – dating survivors turned dating coaches and radio hosts of Done Being Single – are back with the […]

Finding Love after 50: How to Start Dating Again after the Death of a Spouse

The death of a spouse can be one of the most traumatic and game changing events in your life. Not only have you lost your significant other, you’ve lost ‘life as you know it’, especially if you were married for many years. What will you do now? If you liked being married, you will eventually […]

Recreating Life After 50: Becoming a Woman of Value. Learning to Speak Up and Get What You Want!

Are you a woman recreating your life after 50? If so, chances are you were raised with outdated and often destructive “nice girl rules” that have kept you from making waves, going after your own needs, and becoming a woman of value who goes after what she really wants. Not so in your second act! […]

Finding Love after 50: Are You Done Being Single? Meet the Late Blooming Bride & Groom Who Tell All!

If finding love after 50 has you in despair, meet late bloomers Treva and Robby Scharf, the authorities on being single and finding love later in life. Before getting married for the first time in their 50s, dating experts and radio hosts Treva and Robby did it all, dated it all, and lived to tell. […]

Intimacy after 50: The Importance of NonSexual Touch. What Women Wished Men Knew!

Do you feel like every time your partner touches you he is just after sex? A prevalent thought (mostly held by women) in relationships after 50, especially in long-term marriages, where – over the years – resentment built and intimacy declined. When it comes to intimacy, the differences between men and women are glaring. Men […]