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Relationships and family

  • How to adjust to living alone

    With a little help, living on our own is a situation most of us can adapt to.
  • Befriending services

    Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating.
  • Guide to dating

    Getting older doesn’t mean that our need for closeness and companionship goes away.
  • How to be a great grandparent

    We've come up with 5 key areas where problems can arise and how to overcome them.
  • Coping with bereavement

    When you’re bereaved, it can feel like your world has fallen apart. We have advice and support to help you cope.
  • Sex in later life

    It’s a myth that older people no longer want or need a sex life. Sexuality doesn’t just disappear as you age and it’s perfectly natural to have sexual desires.
  • Remarrying

    There are some key practical issues to consider when remarrying or forming a new civil partnership.
  • End of life

    Thinking about the end of life can be difficult, but being well informed can help us stay in control of the way we die.
  • Loneliness

    Loneliness can define our lives and harm our health. Get advice and support to improve your situation.

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Telephone befriending: Barbara's story

Barbara was failing to cope on her own after suffering a double tragedy. Read how Age UK’s ‘Call in Time’ telephone befriending service helped her get back on her feet.

Tips from widows

Jan Robinson, following her own personal experience of bereavement, published a book of advice called ‘Tips From Widows’, gathered from others who have also lost their husband.

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