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:
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
The former president of HBO Documentary Films discusses end-of-life planning
Couples tell how love conquered all, even if it took some time
Avoiding a freekeh freakout and instilling healthy eating habits can be tough
Women are taking over the business of the final tribute
A memory care center helped one resident with Alzheimer's reclaim her famed past
Which types of people see growth after traumatic life events and why
What experts said at the 2018 New York Times Travel Show
Experts in aging, technology and senior living communities weigh in
Money & Security
Forecasts from the co-directors of Health Care for America Now
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.