Senior Relationships

"Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes..."

Dean Martin crooned, and Senior Relationships are really important.  ALL relationships are important...but when you are aging, you need people. We were made to have people around us.

Senior Relationships for Baby Boomers

As in your pre-retirement days, we all need to share life with others. You don't necessarily need marriage as friends and family can keep you active too... you just need SOMEONE to chat to and enjoy others company.

Some seniors are lonely. Please don't just Sit There and say you are lonely -- get out of that house.

Just get out -- shop, eat out somewhere, start a conversation with someone having coffee somewhere, run to the library, just get out of that house.

There is a difference between being Lonely and enjoying solo life. Lots of retirees enjoy living a single life! Read more here.

You might seek out new friends at church. If you don't attend one, try it. If one doesn't feel right, try another, every church is different. Christian Seniors are everywhere and offer great friendship opportunities!

Marriage in Retirement

First, my own two cents on Retirement: Time to Invest in Your Marriage

Suddenly together -- 24/7, it takes some adjustment in retirement. I think this is especially true when one retires first, finds their retirement groove (routine), and then the other retires. Interesting!

Death of Your Spouse

Death of a Spouse is a horrible event in anyone's life... whether expected (we always have hope) or not. There is grief, but you can get past this. Give yourself the time to grieve what you've lost, give yourself time, then kick yourself in the pants, and get back into life. Whomever is left is always stuck with more life, right?

This retiree decided to step out of his comfort zone... Now what? indeed!

Divorce at Retirement

Divorce at Retirement can be a great "freedom" into your new life, or can be terribly depressing. What about new relationships after divorce? Like anything in life, divorce is what you make of it - get over the settlement and don't make the lawyers rich with your divorce fees (save that money for living) and build your new free life. If you need counseling to get past this, do it -- life awaits you! 

Homemakers in Retirement


Homemakers in Retirement - hopefully the "stay at home" moms, as retirees, have friends they can meet for lunch and some gardening. We need to maintain friendships into retirement.

Hmmmmm, Homemakers, in retirement, do they ever really retire anyhow?

Dating for Boomers and Seniors

Dating for Seniors... Ideas on where you are headed and some stories from single seniors. Can we have "friendship" dating to get both parties out of the house for dinner... we all need senior relationships!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Do you realize how many Grandparents are raising Grandchildren?

Adult Children


Adult Children
 are one more issue in retirement. This can be great for you (grandchildren in the home) or it can be a hit on your pocketbook or home serenity if they move back in.

This is my own funny McDonald's for Retirees Story. Just a day with my parents, and yes, I am the Adult Child here. Grin!

Aging Women need Friendships

Aging Women need other senior relationships in Retirement. This link is what some retired women think about their gal pals. We must value our friendships...

Have you ever considered Senior Pen Pals? You can connect with other seniors, nationwide or worldwide, to share thoughts, share life, email by email!


Share your two cents on Family Issues after Retirement!

Do you have a story to share with others? Your two cents could help another retiree feel more comfortable with this idea, or might give them the warning signs on how this won't work in their circumstances. Share and help someone else out there...

Learn from others... check out their Two Cents!

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No Time For Me! 
I have been retired for seven years. I retired happily at 55 with 25 years of service. My Husband retired about a year or two ago. I am going crazy, …

I am circling the runway... in a holding pattern 
I could have retired last year but decided to stay until things were worked out with my only grandchild. Unfortunately her parents are struggling with …

My son's illness 
I just learned that my son was diagnossed with LYME disease. He's 55. And he lives in Pa. I live in Florida. I have had a difficult relationship with …

Annoying remark from family 
I asked my son to buy me a few items from a shop which I gave him a voucher to use up. I also gave him two gift cards for the turkey for xmas. …

Dating Site Smiles and Frowns! 
I wanted to find someone to go places with be friends. I researched on line dating as the immediate pool of men around me is 0 ha, ha! Anyway on a …

Missing my sons 
I am wondering if I am odd or whether others have experienced this feeling as well, but I really miss my children. They are both close to 30 years …

My husband is driving me crazy after he retired 
My husband retired at 62, he had worked at the same job for 42 years. I was happy for him to get out of there, but he is now driving me crazy at home. …

Making friends after 60 - how to 
I was not sure whether to post this on depression/anxiety or under friends, but I think I may get more rounded feedback here. A little about me - …

Moving, again. 
As we all know we all have a a different story in life. I was the one who had various jobs being a woman with two children. i was divorced when they …

The Role Retirement Played in my Spouse and I drifted apart 
I worked as a teacher for forty-three years, and believe it or not was was not ready to retire because I truly enjoyed working with my students and their …

Empty Feelings 
I am not liking this retirement lifestyle! I lost my job to a company buyout and was home for a year before my husband retired. Since being at home, …

My Elderly Mum 
I'm in a similar situation; I'm aged 58, Mum is 83 and I'm her only known living blood relative. Her hobby is researching her family history so I'm absolutely …

The Selfish Family 
It was grandfathers' birthday. He was 79. He got up early, shaved, showered, combed his hair and put on his Sunday best so he would look nice when they …

Friends 
I have learned one thing about retirement, everyone I know or did know is gone, I am still around, and wondering what is going to happen to me next. …

Husband Retired, Help! 
My husband and I are both retired, he was laid off from his job after 18 years. Since then he has been home 24/7, has no ambition to do anything, when …

Where is my spouses pension? 
After divorce, I was told that I get half of my ex pension. How does that work? would I get my pension that I work for alone with half of my x pension …

Do You Love Your Husband? 
A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with your husband.   The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?" …

The Death Watch 
I am burying my one hundred year old mother tomorrow. These last few months have not been pleasant ones for yours truly. I guess, as many others in …

Miss Your Husband? 
I live in a seniors' complex and most of the women are widows. Currently, I have five of these women wanting me -- also a widow -- to visit them. And …

Retired Husband 
My husband just lies around all day, watches tv, or is playing games on the computer and is around 24/7. I try to get him to give us some time apart, …

Starting over 
I wasn't exactly retired because I had never worked outside the home full time, but when my husband was forced to retire at 62 it was a depressing time …

Retired and Out... 
I was with my partner 27 years, and came home someone else had moved in, I immediately fell into shock. I was 2 years into my retirement, and it could …

Friendships....Then and Now 
Well.....it had been I guess about a year or so since I had spoken with my friend of some fifty years. It was the holiday season, and over the years …

PEN PALS: CLOSENESS,CYBER ROMANCE OR DISPOSABLE FRIENDS? 
Christmas was coming near. For me it is the hardest part of the year. Early in December 2011 I sought refuge in pen pals on retirement- online. Let …

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Living with the present and the past  
Reaching the stage of retirement is like reaching the final destination of a long journey. You stand relaxed, take a yawn, loosen your limbs and take …

Retirement and Parenting your Grandchildren 
We've had full custody of our granddaughter for the past 6 years (she'll be 9 very soon). I feel old when we are at her school gatherings and some of the …

Friendships....Then and Now 
Well.....it had been I guess about a year or so since I had spoken with my friend of some fifty years. It was the holiday season, and over the years …

Aging: Retirement years and Adoption! 
I am 58 years old and retired. My husband is 65 and still working. We feel young because 7 years ago we adopted a little girl, 18 months old from …

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