Midlife

How to Cope With a Loss You’re Dreading

I am beginning to hear, “So what are you doing for the holidays?” I heard Andy Williams singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” twice yesterday.  Facebook...

A Birthday Lesson: The Gift Of Asking For Help

Birthdays haven’t been about candles, or even gifts, for a long time. They are more like markers for introspection. And this week, I celebrated my 61st birthday. I have written about leaning...

Coping With Empty Nest: The MOM Movement

I have a good relationship with my 21 year-old son. But I have heard about it — the fate that is waiting for me. I’ve listened with a tiny bit of dread. “You know, boys just...

5 Essentials of Healing After An Affair

I got a call from a TV reporter after the infamous “blue dress” incident during Clinton’s presidency. He wanted to do an interview about the likelihood that the Clintons would...

Am I Over Empty Nest? Who Am I Kidding…

My son Rob surprised me last weekend. Showed up Friday night when my husband and I were out having dinner, about to go the fantastic Artosphere Symphony. I was a mess.  Crying.  Introduced him to...

Watching My Mother Disappear

My mother, Betty, was a beautiful, talented, smart woman who never believed a word of that. There were various reasons for her disbelief. Some of them, I understood. Some, I didn’t — and...

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