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.
In addition to Families and Relationships, Living and Learning also discusses:
Readers told us what it's like to be a family caregiver
You can probably earn far more in cash or travel perks by updating your plastic
A PI might uncover troubling things about your loved one's care
Her daughter's mental-health issues led this mom to rethink things
At the West Tisbury Library, special programs bring warmth to cold days
A Next Avenue Influencer Aging and AARP exec on what's really happening
A new podcast explores work and career issues for people over 50
Touch screens and young kids can be a good combo if approached properly
Some collaborations aren't meant to last forever — and that's OK
Is ending a relationship with your brother or sister ever the right thing to do?
How to keep romance alive 365 days a year, however long you've been together
How to save precious images so future generations can enjoy them
It's one of the toughest jobs, but caregiving can also offer joy
Our Facebook Live covered topics from building relationships to tantrums
Love is wonderful, but there may be a few practical questions to consider
Work & Purpose
A longevity strategy is crucial for the challenge of the aging megatrend
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.