Relationships That Relate To Our Lives After 50

Ten Steps On "How to Keep A Loving Relationship" 

1.  Patience
Learn to relax and keep positive, letting  go of the negative and thinking about the positive. 

2.  Communicate Without fear and openness, let your partner know what you expect and how you would like to be treated. 

3.  Laughter
Make sure you have a smile on your face, let your partner know that they make you happy and you want to make them happy as well.

4.  Learning to back off
Don't allow  the negative habits  to annoy you, think about the positive traits your partner has to offer and let the little annoying things go.

5.  Romance
 Think of love constantly, make every chance you get to make it a loving one. Re-inforce the love you have and keep in mind that you both are special.

6.  Sharing
Make time for love, respect, trust and appreciate one another. Quality time and time for lovemaking will deepen the intimate passion you have for one another.

7.  Being confident Know that you are special and are sharing it with someone just as unique, trust that you are creating a bond that no one can break and you are making it stronger.

8.  Think before speaking
Don't allow hurtful words to be spoken, keep in mind that your goal is to create a loving and healthy environment. When hurtful words come out it might give you a sense of satisfaction to get back at your partner but, ultimately you will only find yourself filled with resentment.

9. Control anger Learn not too intimidate your partner try not to manipulate them in any way. Anger builds up and creates a sense of inferiority, allowing anger to build will only build bigger walls.

10. Don't pass judgement
Never criticize or talk bad about your loved one. Bite your tongue. Never make them feel as though they are not worth being loved. Let them know that you are on
their side no matter what.

Everyone needs love, if you are tired of negative behavior and negative effects, then it is time for you to try a different approach. Nothing changes unless you take action.


       Rasing Grandchildren      

How many of us are facing our golden years, by raising our grandchildren? Is it fair? Of course not, but how do you turn your grandchildren away? Learning to deal with the changes in your life is important. There is always a silver lining to every difficult circumstance we face in life. Recognizing our blessings is essential for a healthy, prosperous and enjoyable life.

      Families At Middle Age

What does your family look like today?  For some, it may be two empty nesters (husband and wife) working on their retirement. For others, there may still be children at home, or their children may have moved back home (with their children in tow).  No two families are the same, just as no two lives are  ever the same.



What is true, is that we spend most our waking hours at work.  So it is not surprising that our working relationships impact our personal relationships in very real ways.  Co-workers can bring  joy and happiness to our lives, but they can also make our lives extremely difficult.  All of us have had a horrible boss and co-worker to deal with at some point in our careers. The trick is not to let them undermine your career or your good health.


    Husbands And Wives

For some of us, we are still married to our first sweetheart.  For others, we may have married countless sweethearts; twice, three times or more!  Along with marriage and all it's joys, is learning how to remain each other's best friend in life, while allowing each other the freedom to grow and change through out time.


Studies have shown that friendships are vital to our good health.  As our life experiences provide us with growth and change, it's only natural that our friendships evolve over time as well. Friends we once clung to in our youth, may no longer fill our needs later in life. Change is good; change is the natural course all our lives under take. 

      Mid-Life Dating

It's never easy entering the dating world. It wasn't easy at 16, so why would it be any easier at 60?  Let's face it - it's not.  No matter how old we grow, it's never comfortable meeting someone new.  We all worry that we will be judged on our looks, our finances or our past history.  The good thing is, if you realize that everyone feels insecure, it makes dipping your toes in to the dating pool a little easier.

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How Many Relationships Do You Juggle Everyday?
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Spouse, parents, children, grandchildren, friends and co-workers? When you add up the number of people who influence your life, you begin to realizes just how much power these relationships have over you emotionally, physically and financially. How do we decipher which relationships enhance our lives and which relationships undermine our well being? Relationships are a tricky business and there are no easy solutions.

The one relationship we always overlook, is the relationship we have with our self. As we attempt to keep everyone around us happy, we seldom remember to make our self happy as well. The truth is, if we are unhappy in our life, we can't make anyone else happy either. So as you juggle friends, family and work... remind yourself that your happiness does count. Relationships that strip you of that happiness need to be rethought. We can't rid ourselves of every toxic relationship, but we can certainly limit the time we spend in that person's presence. No one has the right to make us miserable. Learning to say no is the first step in improving the quality of our life.

                           Exercise Is One The Best Ways To Release Pent Up Stress And Frustration.

De-stressing From Life. How Do You Release The Negativity And Embrace The Possitivity In Your Life?
In order to de-stress and experience true happiness we need to connect more deeply with others. Our friends remind us of the song in our hearts when we have forgotten the words. Our friends give us objective advice when we are too close to the big picture. Our friends listen to our troubles without judgment and with great compassion.

by Debbie Mandrel

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