Humans have a strong desire for social connection throughout the stages of life, and friendship can be an enduring gift of joy, companionship and shared experiences. However, it is a common pattern of human behaviour to lose friendships over time. Put simply, as we age we have fewer friends. Studies on relationship change show there are stages of friendship-forming … [Read more...] about How relationships change over 50
Susi Prescott had it all. A large, busy family, a school teaching job she loved, a home on Sydney's leafy North Shore. But with the sudden demise of her 30-year marriage, her world crumbled. In 2017 she released a book about how she rebuilt her life after 50 and her resulting Peruvian adventures. She sent a copy of "Where Hummingbirds Dance" to Balance and we were so … [Read more...] about Where Hummingbirds Dance: Across the Pacific, A New Life Awaits
Whether they saw it coming or not, divorce usually ranks as one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. For women who are within 10 or 20 years of retirement, it can be an especially cruel blow. When you’re dealing with the emotional fallout of saying goodbye to the person you once promised to spend your life with, having to also manage the finances can be … [Read more...] about Bouncing back financially from divorce
The decision to separate from your partner is probably one of the most difficult and stressful times in your life and even more so when kids are involved. Unfortunately, the reality is, at some point in this emotional process, you'll have to examine your finances. The financial impact of a separation can place enormous pressure on both parties, and with the rising cost of … [Read more...] about It’s over… but can you afford to separate?
As head of a professional executive dating and introduction agency for over 40 years, Yvonne Allen has helped clients in all stages of life find and build successful relationships. But what impact can divorce and menopause have when it comes to finding love? In this first video, Deborah asks Yvonne about some of the greatest challenges facing women going through … [Read more...] about How we think about menopause and divorce can impact our search for love