Sex & Romance

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Dear “Oh Carol:” I am a single, very tired 65 year old woman.  My youngest is in college (tuition bills) and my oldest has medical challenges which I’m funding and which make it hard for him to find and keep a job. I should be retired – but I can’t.  I should have been getting child support – but that didn’t happen eit...Read More

80-year-olds have some of the best sex of the over-50s, say scientists

While there is the perception among society as a whole that sex stops once you are 80, data gathered from more than 7,000 over 50s concluded that women in the their eighties have more “enjoyable” sex than those up to 30 years younger. According to a study published by the International Longevity Centre the “late-life boost in sati...Read More

Caregiver Needs a Bunch of TLC!

Dear “Oh Carol:” I’m a caregiver.  This is how I make my living.  I’m late 60’s.  I was married, had one son, then we divorced.  My former husband died about 5 years ago.  The divorce left me financially devastated and I work under the table.  But I do okay because I’m good at what I do. I have a nice circle of women friends...Read More

Our Love/Hate Relationship With Online Dating

In a recent Consumer Reports study, Melissa Emsley had been using online dating apps for five years, and like any new user, she was hopeful. Emsley explains, “When you get your hopes built up … to meet the right person and then that chemistry is just not there. It can be discouraging.” And Melissa’s not alone. In Consumer Reports’ survey, res...Read More

The Power Of Meaningful Compliments

Throughout your lifetime you’ve probably thrown around compliments pretty freely, maybe you like a co-worker’s shoes, or a friend’s particularly adorable photo on Facebook of her grandchildren. But we actually take for granted the lasting effect a compliment can have on someone’s ideas about self-love. Covet, a fashion-focused video game in w...Read More

Gym Gossip? Not for Me!

  Dear “Oh Carol:” My husband retired recently and now goes to the gym several times a week.  He’s also making some new friends there and frankly, I’m very pleased about it all.  Except for one thing. One of his new friends is widowed and he had a girl-friend who he treated poorly.  She left him and now he’s playing the field.  My husband come...Read More

Recently Widowed – And Now Soooo Many Changes

Dear “Oh Carol:” Was married for almost 46 years.  My wife past last spring.  I’m gonna move about 500 miles away to be much closer to my daughter and young grandkids.  I don’t either want or expect her to spend time either entertaining or “taking care of” me.  So, as a start, I want to make some new friends – but I am kind of scared about that.  I...Read More

It’s Never Easy, Is It?

Dear “Oh Carol:” My son’s mother-in-law, Mary, has cancer and has only 6 months left.  She’s a sweet-heart and this is so sad. I think she’s mid-60’s. Her husband has been a real trooper helping her with every need and no complaining. But recently some have noticed he’s acting a bit too friendly with some of Mary’s friends.  Especially the single o...Read More

New At This!

Dear “Oh Carol,” I am about 7 months away from a divorce. We were together for 3 yrs. I realized it was a mistake after the first year…when she drained my bank account…I guess because I am so loving and kind. I didn’t see it coming. so now I am at the age of 63, alone again. I do own my own home and my new truck is paid for. now what…I ...Read More

Baby Boomers Are Having More Sex Than Millennials

Pre-marital sex has never been more tolerated than among youth, but millennials are having less sex than their baby-boomer parents, a study has revealed. A survey of 33,000 people published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 58 per cent of those surveyed in 2012 thought premarital sex was acceptable compared to 44 per cent in 2004. In 19...Read More

Ahhhhh – The Dreaded High School Reunion!

Dear “Oh Carol:” I just got a notice that our high school reunion (50th) will be held late next summer.  I went to one, maybe it was the 5th or the 10th – but haven’t seen anyone since then. I went to high school in NY and then moved to the southwest when we retired.  My wife has passed on but I live nearby to my son and his family.  Even so, I fee...Read More

Aargh. Oyyy. Eeeeek.

It wasn’t coming from me. My grandson Johnny was playing make-believe Nana. We all know the aargs, oyyys, and eeeeeks when we get up from the floor, out of a soft couch, or hoist kids onto countertops. They’re the huffs and puffs of after fifty living. Let’s face it – grandchildren, grandnieces and nephews, and other related kids can be our greates...Read More

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