If I could select one word to describe the theme of the stories that topped the list of readers’ Living favorites for 2019, it would be “intimate,” but by using more than one definition of the word.Two of the most frequently read stories are tied to intimacy in the traditional sense. There is a humorous piece about closeness between spouses after retirement. And finally, two stories about unwelcome familiarity, sometimes called ‘elderspeak,’ and often experienced by older women, firmly establish the value of boundaries and respect.—Julie Pfitzinger, Senior Features Editor
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