Relationships

Read the entries of Honey’s Diary where she explores the long-term and daily journeys of relationships over 50. From love and marriage after 50, relationships with adult children and grandchildren, to blended families and friendships old and new, all the while nurturing the most important relationship of all – the one with ourselves – so we can stay confident and visible as we grow older.

The wrong title for your significant other could be a mistake.

When dating, the wrong title can ruin a romance

I remembered an incident in my life after reading my writer friend, Barbara Ballinger’s story, “What’s in a name.” Her story sparked a memory dating back twenty-six years. After attending a Friday night…

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Making friends after 50

About a month ago, on a sunny summer day, I ran into one of my girlfriends in front of the Chanel Boutique. We spoke about making plans with our spouses, promising as we…

Why making new friends after 50 is important

I inherited many things from my mother, including her drive and desire. I live outside the box. I plunge into life. Life is my oyster, as the saying goes. This attitude has made my…

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Why my husband is so good at gift giving

My Good Morning stories generally take me down memory lane and today it also presents a lesson in how to be a good gift giver. The key is listening. The first chapter…

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My Grands

My grandchildren have been on my mind almost constantly of late. I am sad and happy. Sad, because Friday was the first night of Passover and my large family, including Shelly and myself,…

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Why I’m thankful to my mother: A letter

95. That is the birthday my mother will celebrate on April 14 this year. She will sit at the head of ‘her’ table at her favorite restaurant with her family, sip champagne,…

Learning to say ‘no’ if you are a people pleaser

My daughter, Jenny, and I were having a conversation about my Grand, Skylar. I am very careful not to interfere in my daughter’s life but every once in a while, when I…