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When Your Parents Were Lovers

This month would have been my parents’ 67th wedding anniversary. They had only 40 years together before my father died in 1989, and Mom passed away last November. Through the years, she always marked the date. I’ll continue the tradition and think of them as young, healthy lovers. The grainy, black-and-white photographs from 1946 fluttered to …

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Menopause: Lifecycles and Loss

Ellen Dolgen is a longtime contributor and friend of Midlife Boulevard. We send her our condolences on the loss of her mother. Read more from Ellen on her website. On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, …

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Losing a Father

Father’s Day can be a difficult time for those of us who have lost our fathers, but Lynne Cobb reminds us that with the love and support of others, we’ll get through it. Read more from Lynne on her blog.  “I am going to need you to help me through this,” was the message my …

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