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Staying the course

For those of you that may follow my blogs, I mentioned early on at the start of this process that it is imperative that we re- visit our original priority lists on a regular basis. For those of us that now consider ourselves “veterans” of dating over 60, I think it is easy to be […]

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All of us have experienced a relationship that has taken a wrong turn. We may have been friends, lovers or business associates that developed fundamental differences and we decided to part ways. This is a normal part of life. And I am sure many of us have also experienced the same parting of ways with […]

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“Must haves”

When I first decided to venture out into the world of dating I had no idea what I wanted in a relationship. I gave more thought to what I was going to wear on the date or where we were dining.  Now that I am in this second year of dating,  I am definitely more […]

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Religious differences

Let me just start this off by saying that I respect everyone’s beliefs. I have friends of all faiths as well as friends without faith. Many of my friends consider themselves “spiritual but not religious”.  I am accepting of all of this, but I cannot tolerate it when someone forces their beliefs on to me. […]

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Blending families

This is probably the most tricky of all! Most of us adore our families, in fact I am always suspect of anyone who does not. Unfortunately, we may view our own families with rose colored glasses ….and sometimes  even blinders! I have been blessed with three incredible brothers, a wonderful mother and stepfather, an amazing […]

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As we age it is common to have difficulty sleeping. While we can agree that when we refer to “sleeping” together we are often talking about sex, there are also times when we actually need to get some shut eye. What if you and your partner do not agree on the best way to ensure […]

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Financial disparity

This can definitely be the subject that no one wants to talk about, but probably is the most important topic to discuss. When we first meet a potential date, we may be attracted to his/her appearance, personality, smile, eyes and the list just goes on. Many of us will deny the fact that we are […]

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To pet or not to pet

    Okay, let’s start off with I am a dog lover. My two little doggies have replaced my children at this stage in my life. When you enter my house, naturally my puppies rule. I would not say that they are particularly well behaved….but they aren’t obnoxious either. (At least not to me.)  They […]

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