Sex & Romance

Valentine’s Day Over 50? Are You in or Are You Out

Ah the patron Saint Valentine is drawing his arrow once again. Every year restaurants book up, red cellophane heart boxes of chocolate abound, and the post office gets inundated with red and pink enveloped Valentines for loved ones afar. Some people love it. They plan the whole day out in advance and wallow in all of Valentine’s Day’s romantic glor...Read More

7 tips to avoid divorce in retirement and keep a happy marriage

While the quality of the spousal relationship is one of the most important factors in retiree life satisfaction, recent studies conclude that divorce for couples after 50 is on the rise, and retirement may have something to do with it. According to researchers, many couples are just not prepared for the realities of being around their spouse more o...Read More

8 Tips to Get Your Partner to Do What You Want

Marriage is one of the greatest challenges with limitless opportunities for us to disagree. Negotiation can be messy and riddled with tension. Finger pointing, selfish demands, and resentful compliance are often part of the process. But this is normal. Many people are frightened of conflict because they can’t negotiate.If you can negotiate yo...Read More

5 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationships

Historically, we were taught that politics, while crucial for our democracy, shouldn’t be enough to divide us. But party affiliations are infamously divisive, and 2016 was not a “normal” election. After Donald Trump’s victory, friendships and families that split their vote are still recovering from an intense divide. American voters, a ...Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Sex After 50


Like red wine, certain things can get better with age. Don’t think that if you’re in the over-50 crowd, you have to settle for a less-than-fulfilling sex life. You can still enjoy sex, you just may have to put a little more planning into it than you did when you were younger.  Recent studies show that people maintain active sex lives well into thei...Read More

First Date Blues!

So far we’ve talked about pre-dating, i.e. writing your profile, getting ready to date, and spotting scammers. Now it’s time for the real deal. You’ve put your feet in the dating pool and you’ve had some dates. Some good, some not so good, most just so-so but for whatever reasons there were few second dates, whether it be by your choice or not. It’...Read More

12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

If you want to know about marriage, ask someone with a lifetime of experience. Here we share the top tips from our community and how they stay happily married. Marriage comes first.  If you push your spouse down on your list of priorities, even your children will believe that marriage isn’t all that important. On the flip side, if they see yo...Read More

The Heart of Mexico – Love in a Cantina

Billy and I spend a lot of time together. After being retired almost three decades, we have worked out a nice rhythm of time apart and time working on joint projects and having fun. Here in Chapala, Mexico, Billy will sometimes go to a favorite cantina in the afternoons just a couple of blocks from our apartment. This cantina has a long history, an...Read More

Gettin’ Back on the Horse! (aka – Dating, After All These Years)

You’ve been separated/divorced/widowed “long enough” (whatever that is) and you’re starting to think that you’d like to get back on the proverbial horse and try dating again. You might think that it will be easy and you envision galloping off into the sunset with Mr. or Ms. Right. Well whoa there cowboy/girl, let’s get our expectations in check. Da...Read More

Speak Up or Clam Up

Dear “Oh Carol:” My neighbor’s husband died almost a year ago. She’s in her early 70’s and is not very computer savvy – although she does do some limited email. She and I and a couple of other women go out to eat every other week and I know she goes to the gym a couple times a week. Her daughter and her family live kind of close – but she really ha...Read More

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