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The Transition Network: Supporting Women '50 And Forward' As They Savor The Second Half Of Life

Posted 07.24.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM By Deborah Harkins Charlotte Frank and Christine Millen belong to the first generation of women who achieved widespread success...

The W Connection: Support for Widows by Widows

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Perry Garfinkel

With the economy still not recovered, federally funded social service agencies and hospital and hospice-based bereavement groups for widows are becoming an endangered species.

The Last Tango in Syria

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Rym Tina Ghazal

Too much has been said about death and Syria, and so I wanted to focus on life and Syria, and those who have seen it all and understand it best, like my grandmother.

6 Survival Strategies For All Single Parents

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
M. Lin

You matter. Your children may be the center of your universe, but it doesn't mean that you have to disappear to give them everything they need.

Totally Committed/Completely Unattached: Reinventing A Future

Robert Levithan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Robert Levithan

Reinventing a future after widowhood, illness, forced retirement or divorce is both challenging and potentially invigorating. It helps to have techniques and principles to guide.

The Loneliness of Living Long Enough to Be Lonely

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I remember the moment I truly understood my mother, a woman I couldn't understand for the life of me ... I saw her loneliness that day. I saw it because, for the first time, I felt glimmers of it in my own life.

International Widows Day Opens Eyes, Hearts

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

In 2005 Cherie Blair launched International Widows Day at the House of Lords in London, and this important humanitarian conversation has continued to capture the interest of governments worldwide.

Latest Survey of Singles: This Is How Stereotypes Are Perpetuated

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bella DePaulo

Have you heard about the latest survey of single people? It is based on a nationally-representative sample of more than 5,000 Americans, ages 21 to 65...

Hurricanes in Paradise: Characters Over Plot

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Some books are plot driven and some are character driven. Denise Hildreth's latest novel Hurricanes in Paradise is definitely character driven.

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.

Over 115 Million Widows Live In Devastating Poverty

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — At least 245 million women around the world have been widowed and more than 115 million of them live in devastating poverty, ac...

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

A Love Letter To My Husband

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

I have now been a widow for fourteen months My loss is huge. My husband was fun, funny, intelligent, and he wished for my happiness.

Where Are Iraqi Women Today?

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zainab Salbi

Socially and economically marginalized Iraqi women are at high risk of trafficking, organized and forced prostitution, polygamy, domestic violence, and being recruited as suicide bombers.

So Cal Chronicles Suburban-Style

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jane Minogue

At the checkout in front of me was a frail, elderly lady in a gray sweat suit. Her liver-spotted hands shook as she put 2 jugs of wine onto the counter. One red, one white. Her drugs of choice.

BBC Claims Singles Are at Risk for Alzheimer's; I Think the BBC is Losing Its Mind

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

With no reliable differences in the rate of Alzheimer's between the married and the single people, the BBC should not have heralded the "findings" in a headline.