"Drs. Mayer and Jacobs use their clinical wisdom and story-telling abilities to bring to life the challenges for couples as they age. Their advice will help strengthen long-term relationships to combat the rising trend of Gray Divorce."
Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, author of After the Affair and Life with Pop
With couples divorcing at higher rates than any generation before, and longer lifespans leaving people unwilling to settle for an unsatisfying partner, it's more important than ever to refocus and strengthen your relationship. The only question is: how?
In AARP Love and Meaning after 50, husband-wife psychologist team Julia Mayer and Barry Jacobs with 50+ years of experience between them identify the 10 most common challenges to sustain loving relationships:
The Empty Nest * Extended Family * Finances * Infidelity
Retirement * Downsizing and Relocating * Sex
Health Concerns * Caregiving * Loss of Loved Ones
AARP Love and Meaning after 50 offers insights and anecdotes, do it yourself assessments and follow-up exercises, and tips for connecting through the difficult times. With this book, you'll find deeper meaning and greater satisfaction for the decades aheadtogether.
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About the Author
Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and long-time journalist and writer. He works as the Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and has had adjunct faculty positions with the Temple University School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and his Doctor of Psychology degree from the Hahnemann/Widener Universities.
Table of Contents
Tips for Talking and Listening xvii
Challenge 1 The Empty Nest 1
Challenge 2 Extended Family 19
Challenge 3 Finances 39
Challenge 4 Infidelity 59
Challenge 5 Retirement 77
Challenge 6 Downsizing and Relocating 93
Challenge 7 Sex 109
Challenge 8 Health Concerns 127
Challenge 9 Caregiving 145
Challenge 10 Loss of Loved Ones 161
When Nothing Works: Cooperative Separation and Divorce 179
Afterword: Final Thoughts 193
About the Authors 237