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Unintended barbs cut to the quick and can’t be taken back. Here are some better options.
It hurts to be estranged from our kids. But the problem could just be misperception.
Talking down to older adults is not only disrespectful, but it can be detrimental
Hint: 'How can you live like this?' isn’t a good conversation starter
These small, sentimental items will be treasured gifts, not a burden
An ADU might be worth considering to care for a parent nearby
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
Is ending a relationship with your brother or sister ever the right thing to do?
The author of 'The Stories We Leave Behind' suggests a legacy-based approach
Family feuds are heartbreaking — don't let pride fuel the problem
Follow these tips and you’ll avoid turning your farewell into a faux pas
How to offer support and connection in times of struggle
As families gather for the holidays, here are some touching words on the subject
12 pictures that will make you think differently about getting older
The words you choose can ease the pain or they can make matters worse
6 tips for negotiating the shark-infested waters of remarriage after 50
The 5 reasons for ‘gray divorce’ and what to do before it's too late
Two experts offer insight into how to keep giving, with boundaries
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