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:
Advice on estate planning, elder fraud, Social Security and long-term care
The great-great grandson of Emily Post answers readers' dating questions
A Korean adoptee’s biological mother travels to visit her son's Minnesota hometown
How to offer your son or daughter lessons in Personal Finances 101
Actionable advice from transgender people and advocates
The geriatrician and 'Elderhood' author calls for society to embrace and honor aging
Wisdom about the joys and challenges of fatherhood
Babysitting a toddler granddaughter gives new perspective on parenting
Following World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, advice from an expert
The 2016 Influencer of the Year continues a consciousness-raising campaign
The writer realizes being an electronics genius is harder than it looks
Entry-level, mid-level and Jedi-level hacks for each idea
Great 'new' clothing and accessories aren't the only treasures to be discovered
The Performing Arts Legacy Project lets actors reflect on their work
A new study says Skype and FaceTime provide more than just conversation
The problem is creating food insecurity for many families
From stories to soccer, a mother misses what's gone and embraces what remains
Talk therapy, meditation and exercise are some of the ways to de-stress
Follow our in-depth examination of current health care offerings through an age-friendly lens. What does age-friendly health care look like, and how do you locate and access it? We cover how to prioritize your unique needs when selecting providers and treatments for yourself or a loved one.