Love and Money: How Does Money Dictate Love in Your Relationship after 50?

Are your feelings about money impacting your romantic relationships? The topic of love and money has always been a hot button in relationships, and how we’ve grown to feel about money impacts our romantic relationships in ways that can help or hinder our capacity to ‘just be happy’. No longer is our whole life – […]

Life & Relationships after 50: Have You Grown Apart in Your Marriage or Relationship?

Life after 50 brings on a series of changes that can take a toll on your relationship. Retirement is on the horizon, the kids move out, menopause moves in, and suddenly you find yourself living with someone you don’t really know any more. Have you grown apart in your marriage? You’re not alone. In fact, […]

Marriage & Infidelity after 50: Rebuilding Trust in a Relationship after an Affair. Is It Possible?

Is it possible to rebuild trust in a relationship after an affair? With the growing trend of infidelity in long-term marriages, couples over 50 are more often faced with the choice of whether or not to trust their partner again. For some, having an affair means the end of the marriage. Others still have feelings, […]

Infidelity after 50: Survey Says More People Over 50 are Having Extramarital Affairs. Are You?

Has the thought of having an affair ever crossed your mind? You’re not alone! According to the General Social Survey (GSS), a growing trend toward infidelity and extramarital affairs is being driven by people in their 50s and 60s. Additional analysis of the GSS data reveals that most of these people have been married between […]

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 […]