Posts tagged February 2019
Why Romantic Relationships Matter in Midlife (and how to improve or find yours!)

Marriages and long-term relationships in midlife can feel hard - whether you’re rekindling a fading flame, deciding to walk away and start over, or getting back on the horse and entering the dating game; it’s challenging at this phase of life.

There are a few key things that make this so complicated:

  1. Dealing with your own identity crisis via the midlife transition

  2. Feeling lower confidence in what you’re bringing to the table

  3. Pressed for time because you’re so busy and wearing so many hats

But, in spite of these challenges, pursuing a deep, meaningful, and satisfying romantic relationship is well worth the effort.

Read More
How to Make Friends in your 40s

Humans crave connection.  

Some people crave lots of connection and others want lots of solitude (but, they still need interaction with others).

When you’re young, you have access to others your age via school and make tons of friends.

As adults, it gets harder.

Yes, you’re surrounded by adults in every phase of your life - work, activities, the gym, etc.  but life gets in the way.  Everyone is busy, and friendships drop lower on the list of priorities.

In many cases, friendships weaken and drift away.  Or, maybe you’ve moved to a new city where you don’t know anyone.

I’ve talked to so many women in their 30s and 40s that crave female friendships.  

But, how do you make new friends when you’re busy and don’t have much free time?

Read More
5 Ways to Reconnect With Yourself

When we think of deepening our “connections” in our lives, we typically think of those around us - partner, family, friends, etc.

But the most important relationship to work on and strengthen is the one with ourselves.  Our personal relationship is the foundation of all of the other relationships in our lives.

To look at it from a different perspective, the one common link among all of the relationships we have is ourselves.  That means, if we don’t establish a healthy self-relationship, creating healthy and meaningful relationships with others is more next to impossible.

Read More
Over 40? Why Your Relationships Matter More than Ever

As human beings, we’re wired to connect with other humans.  This is something that has evolved over the thousands of years that we’ve been roaming this Earth.

Historically, and evolutionarily, speaking, we needed strong connections to survive.  Whether it was to ward off invaders or to rely on family and neighbors to raise children (it takes a village!), we, as humans, have a reliance on others.

Today, we may not have a strong need to fight off invaders, and we pay doctors and day care centers to help raise the kiddos, but we still need solid human connections to thrive

Read More