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Midlife Marriage Problems? Practical Questions To Think About

Midlife Marriage Problems? Practical Questions To Think About

I think every man and woman going through midlife asks the question “Will my marriage survive this midlife transition?’ I know I have asked myself that question at least once daily. While there are many variables that can factor in to the answer, statistics show that 60% percent of divorces are initiated by women between the age of 40 through 60 and even beyond. Now that doesn’t look very promising does it? Most of us have spent 15, 20, 25, 30...

Menopause, Are Men Really The Victims? The Astonishing Answer

Menopause, Are Men Really The Victims? The Astonishing Answer

We all know that entering Midlife can be a difficult experience for women. It can also be difficult for men as well. Men really don’t comprehend the term menopause so when his spouse begins to demonstrate symptoms they immediately think the worst … he doesn’t realize that her actions are reactions to hormonal changes brought on by menopause. Well, at least not at first. As history goes, men tend to age with grace. Their salt and pepper hair can be attractive...

Does Your Man Feel Invincible? A Simple Men’s Healthcare Guide

Does Your Man Feel Invincible? A Simple Men's Healthcare Guide

I write so much about women and midlife that today I want to address men’s healthcare during midlife. Our men are aging and from the recent studies that I have read they have a tendency of having a shorter lifespan than women. Why is that do you think? We look at our men as the family provider. Many of our men are electricians, plumbers, carpenters and engineers. These men are responsible for the very infrastructure you drive on, walk on and even...

Did You Know Power Napping Can Surprisingly Change Your Day?

Did You Know Power Napping Can Surprisingly Change Your Day

When I was a child my Momma would put my sister and I down for a nap just like many parents still do today. However, Momma did it a bit differently she would also take the time to get in a nap herself. No matter what day it was she would set a timer for 30 minutes, tuck me and my sister into bed and she would lay on the couch. She gently instructed us not to come out of...

Spark The Magic With 9 Awesome Fall Date Nights You’ll Love

Spark The Magic With 9 Awesome Fall Date Nights You'll Love

Fall is a great time to start new date night traditions, don’t you think? After you’ve been married for 20, 30, 40 years it seems that the typical date night consists of dinner at a favorite restaurant and a movie. You have done this same date night routine for years and, well, it just seems like it has lost its magic. It has become a routine. A routine is not magical it’s boring, very boring. Now don’t get me wrong, I love trying...

Menopause Crazy? Killer Tips To Crush It In Its Tracks

Menopause Crazy? Killer Tips To Crush It In Its Tracks

Menopause is a fact of life that not one woman alive can out run … hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, moodiness (that’s really just putting it mildly), thinning hair, lack of energy and aches & pains …. for years … you feel that you will never get over it nor will it ever end. Your sanity is tested and your nerves are stretched …  Menopause crazy? What is a woman to do?! As a women who has been there and done that...

Dear Mrs. R – What is a Valuable First Step to Save a Failing Marriage?

Dear Mrs. R What Is A Valueable First Step To Save A Failing Marriage?

An Advice Series for Women of All Ages I am so excited to bring you another installment of Dear Mrs. R. I truly value all of my readers and your support has been amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! In an effort to protect my readers privacy, I will refer to only a First Name and Last Initial when posting to Dear Mrs. R. So, please do not worry about your confidentiality as it will be protected....

Do You Know the Truth About Ageism and Women?

It seems that every time I turn around I’m hearing about another middle-aged woman losing her job because they are “Too Old.” This mindset was very prominent during the Recession of 2008. I had friends and neighbors who were virtually forced to retire because of the cost that it would take to keep them on. I even had friends who were just plain fired because here in South Carolina an Employer can fire you with or without cause provided there is no violation of law....

Dear Mrs. R – An Advice Series for Women of All Ages

 I have received quite a few emails from my readers asking questions on a variety of topics. While I do answer those questions individually through email, I thought I’d start a new series entitled Dear Mrs. R. Dear Mrs. R will be syndicated weekly and posts every Friday. There have been some awesome Q & A that I thought all my readers could benefit from. Especially for those of you who have been afraid to ask such personal questions. In an effort to protect my...

9 Valuable Things to Actually Ease Panic of a Midlife Move

Mr. R and I have been renovating our house this year. We have lived here for 18 years, our children lived here, we have some beautiful memories as well as some not so beautiful memories. Now that the nest is empty, we are finally in the position to renovate our little family home to meet our needs. However, Mr. R asked me if I wanted to put it on the market after the renovations were complete? I must admit, I...