A family could mean traditional roles and relationships to some, but in many ways, love defines a family. Strong family relationships multiply the joy and love in our life, but they can also be complicated, especially in the cases of estrangement. These articles tell the stories of navigating the sometimes unexpected changes in family relationships, tell stories of mending broken ties and managing dysfunctional family situations, and give insight into sustaining a happy home.
As more older-adults choose to age in place instead of moving in with children or choosing assisted care, the options for long-term living arrangements have expanded. Better healthcare, increased longevity, and new aging in place resources are making it possible to live independently while staying connected to family, or living apart together or moving in with a new partner though remaining unmarried.
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