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How to Formulate Trusting Relationships?

How to Formulate Trusting Relationships?

Formulating a trusting relationship is the foundation to a lasting relationship. Without trust, you would be wary of your partner’s every move, and scrutinize everything they do in fear they may be doing something that would hurt you. After a breakup or divorce, it may be especially difficult to start a new relationship and trust a different partner all over again.

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Who Do You Love? I’m Over 50, Single and Unsure

Who Do You Love? I’m Over 50, Single and Unsure

After 20 years of marriage, and 3 years of being single I’ve finally decided to start dating again. Before I started dating I found it extremely important to be able to answer the question, who am I?

I am single; I am over 50 and who do I love? What do I love??
I was at an impasse. Who am I?, and Who do I love?

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Back to School After 50?

Back to School After 50?

I work with many women who are experiencing career burnout, entering the empty nest, or recently divorced, and who are looking for a new way to be productive, fulfilled and financially stable. Often they ask “Should I go back to school?” Or “Is it too late for me to finish my college degree?”

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Love and Forgiveness After 50: Why it’s Never Too Late

Love and Forgiveness After 50: Why it’s Never Too Late

Dear SitAlong,

At 54 I still wonder if it’s too late to forgive someone from my youth. I recently bumped into a high school friend, and every now and then I find myself thinking about how terrible I treated her, and how I should ask this person for forgiveness. Is it too late?

Best,

Barbara

Dear Barbara,

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The Old Flame at 50: Should YOU Date An Old Flame? 5 Tips to Help You Decide

The Old Flame at 50: Should YOU Date An Old Flame? 5 Tips to Help You Decide

Bumping into an old flame when you’re over 50 and single can be awkward, but it can also be rewarding. Out of the clear blue, you see someone you have not seen in years, and you both happen to be single. You are single, she is single and your both ready to mingle. Right?

Well, the truth is bumping into an old flame, a man or woman you dated in the past can give rise to a whole new set of emotions. To some it could be right, it could be a blessing, and to others it can be wrong, and  just lead to  unnecessary drama. Contrary to the danger most people see in bumping into their old flame, I believe ultimately there is nothing negative that can result in seeing an old flame again, even when you’re over 50.

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The Importance (or Non-Importance) of Marriage After 50

The Importance (or Non-Importance) of Marriage After 50

Let the wedding bells ring, but . . .  don’t expect a ring on your finger when you’re over fifty.

A ring on your finger is nice, and feels great; but what feels better once you turn fifty?

The truth is as we reach that turning point from 49 to 50, priorities change, and marriage should not be the priority for dating women over fifty. What should be priority? The priority should be the having a hand to hold, a person to talk to, and company alongside to share new experiences. The three points made above are more rewarding than having a ring on your finger.

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How to Reveal to Friends and Family that You Started Dating Again?

How to Reveal to Friends and Family that You Started Dating Again?

Revealing to your friends and family that you have made the conscious decision to start dating again after 50 years of age, can be very difficult; especially when you know that the reaction you may receive may not be what you were expecting.

The keys to handling the reactions received by family and friends after fifty, is to always keep in mind these 4 TIPS: expectations, preparation, satisfaction, and confrontation.

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Dating After 50: Boost Your Confidence!

Dating After 50: Boost Your Confidence!

From a Single Woman Over 50: What can I do to regain the confidence in my dating game?

 Whether you are entering the “dating game,” changing careers or following a long-held dream, the fear of the unknown can paralyze you from taking even a small step in a new direction. Instead of experiencing the joy of a new relationship, you assume no one will like you, so you spend your days alone. Worrying about what others will think can cause you to pack away an exciting new vision and accept the same ho-hum daily routine.

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Accepting Your Over-50 Body

Accepting Your Over-50 Body

Aging gracefully is difficult when it comes to our changing bodies. It is almost like some alien force takes over and brings with it extra weight, a slower metabolism and “curves” where they never existed before. Here are my “ABCs” of accepting your body, and your value, in life after 50.

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5 Reasons to Embrace Aging

5 Reasons to Embrace Aging

From a woman over 50: How can I get myself to own my age?

There is so much pressure from the world to be younger, smarter, prettier, thinner, etc. etc. etc. We are bombarded with “anti-aging” messages, making us feel like getting older is something to be feared! The great thing is that there is such FREEDOM in getting older! Change your mindset from anti-aging to PRO-aging with these thoughts.

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