Category Archives: intimate partner

Millennials and Marriage Advice

Millennials have been keeping their distance from one of the core institutions in our society. Only 26% of this cohort, that numbers over 80 million, is married. Compare that to other generations: 36% of Gen X, 48% of Baby Boomers and 65% of the Silent Generation  were married at the same age. According to a Pew Research Center survey, one of the main qualities most women want in a husband is a secure job. Yet the report points out that young men are increasingly less likely to be employed. And those … Continue reading

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Blogging for Moms of Millennials

We appreciate your loyalty over the past 14 years. As we approach our 9th anniversary of blogging and the launch of our book for the Moms of Millennials, we celebrate you! CLICK ON THE LINKS after the numbers below for articles that can help you navigate the inevitable family transitions. Do you ever wonder if the only constant is change? As our children grow into teens and kidults move on to college-then sometimes back home again-it’s not easy to integrate all the complex emotions. And the empty nest brings it’s own … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour: 30 Lessons for Loving

Today we are pleased to host family sociologist, researcher on aging and author Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. on our blogsite. We will be discussing his insightful book, 30 LESSONS FOR LOVING: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage. Dr. Pillemer led an in-depth study of long-married elders ever conducted, comprised of 700 people averaging 43 years of marriage. They opened their hearts and the findings are fascinating, so let’s get started. Her Mentor Center: What is the Legacy Project and what inspired you to launch it? Karl Pillemer: … Continue reading

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Gratitude List

This time of year, we are all busy making lists – grocery shopping lists, gift lists, to-do lists, invitation lists, holiday card lists, New Year’s Resolution lists. I would like to propose that we take some time to make another kind of list – a Gratitude List. Particularly because we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week, we have the opportunity to consider what we are individually thankful for. Kindergarteners are asked to think about thankfulness, why not grownups? I’ve begun making my own Gratitude List and I’d like to share it … Continue reading

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