Forming friendships after fifty can sound like a daunting task. The fleeting friendships that we’ve created in the workplace or with parents of our children’s friends may no longer exist. After the kids leave the nest and after you’ve stopped working, you may find yourself drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational, ones...Read More
It used to be once you lost touch with an old friend, they were likely gone for good, save the occasional school reunion. But with technology, it’s never been easier to find an old best friend, roommate, camp friend, or work colleague, or, if you dare, an old flame. Reaching out to old peers can be a rewarding and fun experience, not just to see wh...Read More
Research – and experience – shows that our network of friends tends to shrink as we get older.
When we get older, our relationships change. Our social patterns reconfigure themselves. People go on vacations. They move away. We move away, leaving loved ones. And, unfortunately, sometimes we lose people we care very much about.
Research – and experience – shows that our network of friends tends to shrink as we get older. As we age, it becomes harder and harder to find time to catch up with friends, whether they’re down the street or across the country. Similarly, it becomes much harder to make friends after 50. We no longer can rely on our children’s play groups and sport...Read More
Dear “Oh Carol:” Widowed for 18 yrs! Live in very small community. Options limited. Want to live, laugh & love again! Would love to find a gated single community to finish my race. Warm weather‼️. Gotta stop contemplating & move forward!!! Help. AFL’s “OH CAROL” ANSWERS As you’ve probably discovered, life in a small community severely...Read More