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:
Ideas to avoid the steep prices of assisted living and memory care facilities
Here's a roundup of ideas for building relationships with all ages
This decision should never be taken lightly, but you may feel it necessary
Her love for seeing shows in New York has passed through the generations
Experts on what parents do wrong and what they should try instead
Frank talk about aging from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a Longevity Innovator
A public radio host is bringing Minnesotans together to talk about death
The difference between where Americans would prefer to die and where they do
In 1974, 20,000 people including this writer attended a historic show
When her daughter was young, the author learned about suspending disbelief
The 4 key changes and how splitting couples should plan for them
'Passages' author Gail Sheehy offers suggestions based on her experience
If the opportunity presents itself, honor the person by listening
In the 1960s, a weekly trip to the hairdresser was a special time
Initially skeptical, this author conquers his sleep apnea thanks to technology
Seeking a moment in the spotlight, this 70-year-old author takes a chance
Buyer beware: CBD products vary widely in quality and safety
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.