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 […]

Marriage after 50: Are You Resistant to Couples Counseling? Taking a Pro-Active Approach!

Are you resistant to seeking couples counseling for your marriage or relationship after 50? With almost 50% of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce, and with couples over 50 in long-term marriages splitting up at record rates, why are so many of us resistant to the idea of getting help? As with […]

Love and Marriage After 50: What Do Women Want? Advice from a Divorced Man Who Found Out Too Late

An article written by a divorced man in a long-term marriage who lost the women he loved prompted our discussion today on love and marriage after 50. What do women want and need? An important relationship question, since a staggering number of women over 50 are now leaving long-term marriages. Why are so many men […]

Is Menopause Ruining Your Relationship? Dealing with Menopause in Your Marriage

Can your relationship survive menopause? When menopause hits, most couples are blindsided. Both men and women have little understanding of the havoc hormonal imbalance can cause for both parties. All of the sudden there are three in your relationship; you, your significant other, and menopause. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Dealing with […]

Love and Relationships after 50: Facing and Overcoming the Fear of Getting Hurt Again

Have you given up on love and relationships after 50 for fear of getting hurt again? Have you experienced heartache in a current or past relationship that is holding you back from ever allowing yourself to trust and love again? If so, you are not alone. While self-preservation can certainly protect us from experiencing the […]

How Can an Empty Nest Affect Your Marriage? Tips for Empty Nest Syndrome and Avoiding Gray Divorce

Are you facing an empty nest and wondering if an empty nest will affect your marriage? Understanding how empty nest syndrome can affect your marriage is critically important to avoiding gray divorce and rekindling your marriage as empty nesters. Couples who’ve been coexisting in a marriage for many years, nested in a busy home with […]

What Women Wish Men Understood About Their Emotional Needs: Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus

What do women wish men knew about them? Men and women are very different and it can be very difficult to understand and accept our partner’s different set of emotional needs. When men and women try to satisfy their partner, but miss the mark because of these differences, they often find themselves in a growing […]

What Men Wish Women Understood About Their Emotional Needs: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

How are men and women’s emotional needs inherently different? Stating it plain and simple, men deal with emotions differently than women. “Like, REALLY differently”, emphasizes Richard Drobnick, Director of the Mars and Venus Counseling Center in Northern New Jersey. Men and women’s brains are wired differently, our hormones are different, and our emotional needs are […]