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Entries by Ken Solin from 02/2012

A Midlifer's Loss Is His Gain

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Fifty

Look around you the next time you're in town or at the mall. Do you see any obese, old men? You won't, because they're all dead.

A Valentine Gift That Lasts

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Fifty

You can bring candy and roses, but if you really want to touch your sweetie's heart, give her a half-hour of openly and honestly sharing your feelings about her and the relationship.

Divorcing an Old Friend

| Posted 02.19.2012 | Fifty

One of the most difficult issues I've had to face in midlife is letting go of an old friend. I've invested considerable energy in my men friends over the years. Friendships are forever, right? Apparently not.

Giving Advice: You Should Never Say "You Should"

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

A therapist friend of mine once said that advice is the lowest form of conversation. I would go even further in warning that giving unsolicited advice is a sure way to erode trust and drive people away.

See Friends for Who They Are, Now

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Fifty

The next time you talk with a friend, consider looking at that friend with beginner's eyes. You might notice some pretty terrific positive changes if you're willing to see your friend anew, as he or she is, right now.