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Midlife Friendships

Why Middle-Aged Women Need Friends More Than Ever

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

If you are still, at midlife, grappling with the mean girl relationships in your life, it's time to move on. Being cute and bitchy is expected in middle school, but at middle age it's inappropriate and toxic. So take a good look at the relationships in your life and be honest with yourself.

Growing Friendships At Midlife

Judi Freedman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I attended my first blogger conference eight years ago. I was a newbie blogger and one of only a dozen or so bloggers in the audience who was nearly 50. I was welcomed among crowds of "mommy bloggers" with babies in tow. Despite our age difference, I was smitten with the blogosphere.

Why You Need Your Girlfriends In Midlife More Than Ever

Susan Pace | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

One joy in reaching midlife is that I know my friends and I are still pals after all these years not because we are bound by PTA or corporate meetings, but because we have all thrown every possible foible onto the table along with plenty of glasses of wine.

5 Ways To Find A BFF After 50

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Irene S. Levine

After their kids leave the nest or they stop working, women may find themselves drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational -- linked more closely to being at the same place at the same time than to feeling like kindred spirits. When we lose common ground, relationships don't always mesh the way they once did.