My mother is a cougar, and I hate it!

Jane and Julie have always been close – Jane was a single mother, Julie her only daughter. It’s a strong bond. They’re now 64 and 38 respectively and finding for the first time that there’s a situation threatening their closeness. Jane is a cougar...

Top tips for living with tinnitus

It’s a condition that affects many people, particularly in the second half of life, and whilst it’s currently the case that there is really no known cure, there are definitely ways of learning to live more happily with tinnitus. For those who don’t...

Unhappily ever after? Retirement is killing our marriage

Since we retired we now spend more time together than ever before – something we’d looked forward to. But we’re growing to hate each other. We thought it would be fun but we get on each other’s nerves. What do we do? After meeting at...

Vegan for a week – could you take the challenge?

As it’s World Vegan Month, it seemed as good a time as any to try out the lifestyle and see just what a plant-powered diet feels like. So I pledged to give it a go for a week. I’m definitely an omnivore, but I love a lot of vegetarian food anyway...

‘We don’t hire people like you’: what happens when you’re out of work and 50-something

It’s all very well starting a brand new career in your fifties if that’s what you wanted to do, but what if you lose your job having been quite happy with it, thank you very much? “When you hit 50, they don’t hire you any more...

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