Marriage

Is Marriage Good For Your Health?

A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people who have never married 58% more likely to die.

Why Are So Many Baby Boomers Getting Divorced?

Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate in America has been steadily declining in the last 20 years. Unless of course, you’re a Baby Boomer. So, why are we still getting divorced at a record rate?

4 retirement scenarios couples should prepare for

Retirement is a wonderful time in life. Now that your working days are gone, it’s time to slow down and enjoy yourself. But you have to afford these happy years, and studies show 9 out of 10 retirees have no financial plan.

12 secrets from couples married for decades…and how they stay married

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.

Can Marriage Last Forever Even As We Live Longer?

People over the age of 50 are getting divorced at a higher rate in the US than previously. In the last three decades, the rate of divorce in the 50 plus population has doubled presenting a question to all of us – Can Marriage Last Forever Even As We Live Longer? The baby boomers who fell in love and got married during the 1960’s are the ones ...Read More

Can your marriage survive and thrive during retirement?

Maybe your dream of retirement is that small homestead in rural America. Maybe your spouse thinks that sounds like more work than working the career a few more years. Statistics show that the number of people over 65 who divorce is growing. One of the main reasons for this is that people who have glided through life and ignored ongoing relationship...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

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

Stick a Fork in Kitchen Renos

The survey numbers don’t lie. 82% of married couples say renovating their kitchen increased the value of their home. 18%– husbands with big screen televisions– said, “We have a kitchen?” Everybody agreed: the kitchen makeover pushed their family debt to a level equal to the rate of inflation found in the countries Putin invades. So let’s examine wh...Read More

Transform Your Husband into Fabio

Ladies. I’m telling you. It’s like I’m a new man! It began when my wife gave me my gifts for Christmas. Bang! Just like that I’ve been restaged. I’M ALL NEW FOR 2017! Jan is onto something so special that I’m convinced she’s discovered the perfect elixir that can transform millions of football obsessed, Frank’s hot sauce crazed, beer guzzling baby ...Read More

Relationship Secrets for Sexy Seniors

We here at After Fifty Living are SOOOO excited.  AFLs Dr. Ely Lazar, joined by wife Dr. Adele Thomas, have just published “Relationship Secrets for Sexy Seniors.”  We all know how important relationships are – ALL kinds of relationships – not only in youth and middle age – but yes, especially as we enter into and expl...Read More

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