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What to Do When Your Husband is Unfaithful

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 4:14 PM

We interviewed happily married women for our book, Love For Grown-Ups (a relationship guide for women who want to meet and marry and are over the age of 35). For some of these women it was a second marriage. When we asked them about how their previous marriages ended, we...

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The Holidays: Don't Feel Like a Loser

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:56 PM

Ok, your husband has re-married and he has the kids for Christmas or New Years or whatever. You haven't re-married yet.

When we wrote our book Love for Grown-Ups (it's all about meeting, dating and marrying as a mature woman) we interviewed women who had spent many years alone,...

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Family Vacation? Family Trip? Or a Second Honeymoon

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 2:09 PM

Summer time is coming soon and plans are being made for all kinds of vacations. If it's just the two of you it can be another honeymoon. But when making plans involves including your kids (from a previous marriage -- his kids from a previous marriage, maybe the kids you've...

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We've Both Had a Total of 5 Weddings! Should We Have Another One?

(5) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 11:48 AM

We've both been married before and have had a total of five weddings! Should we have another one?

When we wrote Love for Grown-Ups, a relationship guide for women who married or re-married after the age of 35, we interviewed women from all over the country who had gotten...

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My Husband's Kids Are Coming to Live With Us!

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 5:23 PM

When we interviewed women for our book Love for Grown-Ups, a relationship guide for women who marry or re-marry over the age of 35, many of these women (including all three authors of our book!) married men who already had children. If the children were living with their mom it...

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5 Top Tips for Martha Stewart's First Date

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 9:12 PM

We read in the April 30 issue of the New York Post that Martha Stuart has registered on and we wanted to share with her some of the information we've learned from women we interviewed for our book Love For Grown-Ups.

The Garter Brides Top 5 Tips for Martha's...

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How To Let Your Kids Know You've Started Dating

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 12:04 PM

Telling your children that you are beginning to date or introducing them to a new man in your life be stressful -- for both you and the kids! When we wrote Love For Grown-ups, a relationship guide for women who married or re-married after the age of thirty-five,...

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10 Ideas on How to Meet Available Men

(3) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 11:11 AM

Meeting a man you'd like to date and have a life-long relationship with sounds to some as difficult as pushing a pea uphill with your nose! When we interviewed women for Love For Grown-Ups: The Garter Brides' Guide to Marrying for Life When You've Already Got a Life, all of...

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2013: The Year Online Dating Works for You!

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 5:38 PM

Well, New Year's Eve has come and gone. You've made a lot of resolutions and hopefully, you will be able to keep most of them. Somehow, when you prioritize, the personal things that are "nervous-making" get put down to the bottom of the list, like dentist appointments or cleaning out...

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6 Things You Should Know (About Yourself) By 50

(173) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 6:09 AM

The following has been co-authored by Ann Blumenthal Jacobs, Patrician Ryan Lampl and Tish Rabe.

We've all heard that "30 things you should know by 30" has gone viral. But we made an interesting discovery about what happy women have learned about themselves by the time they're 50!...

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New Year, Same You -- But Better!

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 1:15 PM

Well, there is no doubt about it, time seems to be flying! It feels like you just get the holidays trappings and trimmings put away and it's time to get them out again. When we interviewed women for our book Love for Grown-ups, we discovered that as the holidays came...

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How Do I Ask My Soon-To-Be Husband If He Wants To Have Kids (Or More Kids)?

(8) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 10:44 AM

When we interviewed women for our book, "Love for Grown-ups: The Garter Brides Guide to Marrying for Life When You've Already Got a Life," we discovered one of the topics that generated a lot of passionate discussion was kids. Some of the women had kids, some wanted to have kids,...

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How to Keep Opposites Attracting

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 11:12 AM

He's a night owl -- you're a morning person. He's a neatnik -- you're a collector. Russell Brand recently told Australia's 60 Minutes that incompatibility led to his split from Katy Perry. We interviewed so many women for our book Love for Grown-Ups who married an "opposite" and have...

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I Feel Like My Daughter-In-Law Is Taking My Son Away From Me -- What Do I Do?

(21) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 11:45 AM

By Ann Blumenthal Jacobs, Patricia Ryan Lampl and Tish Rabe. Authors of "Love for Grown-Ups: The Garter Brides' Guide to Marrying for Life When You Already Have a Life".

Your son is in love and marrying the girl of his dreams so... what do you do if she...

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Thinking About Getting Divorced? 7 Things To Consider

(34) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 12:15 PM

A lot of the women we interviewed when we wrote "Love For Grown-Ups: The Garter Brides Guide to Marrying for Life When You Already Have a Life" were on their second or third marriages. They'd all been through a divorce or two and offered us some advice for...

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Commuter Marriage: Can it Work?

(17) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Hooray -- you've found your perfect match -- the two of you are terrific together, have the same goals and a wonderful romance. So, what's the catch? You both live in different cities due to work, families, whatever, and you both have to commute between two cities.

In our book...

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My Son Just Got Engaged! What Does the Mother of the Groom Do Anyway?

(77) Comments | Posted August 25, 2012 | 2:03 PM

You've just hung up the phone and you can't believe it: your son has just told you he is getting married. Hopefully, you're thrilled (some mothers are, some not-so much) but now you are faced with an interesting question: as the Mother-of-the-Groom what are you supposed to do next?

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Dating After Divorce: Should You Move In Together?

(49) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 3:05 AM

There are no hard and fast rules for deciding when it's time to move in together. It's a very personal decision for you and the man in your life. In our book Love For Grown Ups: The Garter Brides' Guide to Marrying For Life When You've Already Got...

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I Can't Stand The Man My Daughter is Marrying -- Help!

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 11:47 AM

There is no question that when your adult children tell you they are going to get married it is supposed to be a time of celebrations, toasts, and exciting plans for the upcoming wedding. But what do you do if you think your kids are making a mistake and you...

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Sharing Custody of My Child: What Do I Do?

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 2:49 PM

Picture this: The dust has settled, the property is divided, the visitation schedule is in place and the divorce is final. However, there is something wrong with this picture -- you are not waking up in your home with your own children every morning.

We interviewed dozens of women for...

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