10 Signs That Your (Adult) Kid Is In A New Relationship

If only our kid would kindly clue us in when he brings a new special someone into his life.

But alas, we’re usually among the last to officially know. Luckily, we’ve still got our psychic skills, which we’ve been honing ever since our “baby” developed his first crush.

Herewith, FabOverFifty presents the collective wisdom of some of our best supernatural moms. Once you spot your offspring exhibiting any of these signs, you can bet your sweet bippy she’s into someone new. (Of course, this applies to your daughter, too!)

She buys a new comforter and/or sheets

He loses weight and signs up for a gym membership

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She starts to have secretive phone conversations

She texts even more than usual (and smiles while she is doing it)

 

She often wears new clothes

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If You’re Single, Do You Enjoy It?

WHEN WE ASKED THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE SINGLE IF YOU ENJOY IT, YOUR RESPONSES WERE BRILLIANT!
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES.

“After being married for almost 25 years I have now been single for almost 10 and loving it. I almost lost myself in a dead end marriage – Mrs X; mother of X, wife of X and couldn’t find me! Now taking care of me, losing weight and exercising, back to school to get my Masters and ENJOYING life. LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE.”
Jacqueline Lovell-Santos

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The Secrets Behind Marvelous Marriages

WE ASKED “WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO A LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE?”

THE RESPONSES WERE UPLIFTING, FUNNY AND MAGICAL. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES. IT’S EXCITING TO LEARN WHAT MAKES THE LIVES OF OUR FOFRIENDS SO WONDERFUL.

“Unconditional love, accepting that both of you have many faults, communication about everything, no lies, and spending quality time together. Compliment each other for little things and big things. Staying in love is hard work, don’t fall out of love.”
Karri Miller

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“Total devotion to each other. I met my hubby when I was 16, married when I was 17, had our first baby when I was 18. People says we were too young and it wouldn’t last, but hey ho it’s 41 years we’ve been married. We have 3 lovely children, two fab son in laws and 2 gorgeous grandsons. ❤️ We love our little family ❤️”
Col N Nan Taylor

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What You Love Most About Your Significant Other

WE ASKED What you love most about your significant other.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS THINK ABOUT BIG–and little--issues.

“That he loves me more than anyone else ever has. He also treats me like a queen. He’s also a very funny guy.” Kim Masters (more…)

8 Ways To Keep Active This Summer

This post is sponsored by Depend.

If you’re one of the 65 million Americans who experience bladder leakage, you know that this common issue can inhibit you from leading the active and fulfilling lifestyle that keeps you moving and feeling good throughout the day.

Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty.com, has experienced bladder leakage since having a total hysterectomy at age 44, which led to sudden menopause.

depends-rev“I can tell you from personal experience the impact bladder leakage can have on your confidence, not to mention how it can hold you back from doing the things you love, including spending precious moments with family and friends or doing simple everyday activities like exercising or walking your dog,” said Geri. “Fortunately, there are options available, like Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, to help you reclaim your life and reconnect with the people you’ve been missing.”

Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear is designed to move with one’s body and features a new technology to absorb leaks quickly. It’s made of breathable material with all-around leg elastics that provide flexibility.

“I’m thankful for Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, which allows women (and men) to continue leading active lifestyles, without worrying that leakage will disrupt the things we love to do,” Geri continued. “You also can order these convenient and comfortable briefs on subscription from Amazon, so they’ll be delivered right to your door. I encourage all my FOFriends who experience bladder leakage to slip on a pair of Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear and enjoy a summer on the go!” (more…)

You Wish You Had More Of…

WE COULD ALL USE A BIT MORE OF SOMETHING, RIGHT? WE ASKED YOU WHAT YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE OF IN YOUR LIVES.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS, AND FOR THE MOST PART, THEY WEREN’T GREEDY!

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“Time with my loved ones that are gone. And the ones that are still here.” Carri Leigh Wyrick-Bergam

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We Know What REALLY Pisses You Off

WE WERE CURIOUS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVES

HERE IS A SELECTION OF SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS.

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Trash-I hate trash! I go through trash bags like crazy.”–Sylvia Marie

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“People that when you open the door for them act like it’s their right-no acknowledgement or thank you!”Pamela June Diaz (more…)

If You Could Change One Thing About Yourself, What Would It Be?

When we asked on our Facebook page, “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?” we got some pretty diverse answers. We love, and appreciate, everyone’s honesty. We think it’s interesting, and often great fun, to learn what’s going on in the fascinating minds of women 45+. Here are 10 of our favorite responses.

“I would change some of the things I have done in my past and try to understand how to be a good mom. You can teach them the best way you know how, but it doesn’t go that way.” Patricia A Amsden

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Live for today and not worry so much about yesterday.” Tammy Chanprasert

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“My financial decisions.” Joyce West

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“Not a thing. I have a husband I would not want to live without, a beautiful daughter who has completed my life and has given us a gorgeous baby boy, and three more grandchildren from my husband’s family who of course are just as much mine, and all my brothers and sisters. I have everything. ” Julie Swallow

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“Much as I hate to say it, I’m chiming in with “weight”. Would it make everything perfect? No. But I believe it would make me feel physically better.” Paulette Greyn

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“To stop feeling like I always have to fix things….I can’t turn it off.” Helena Shanks

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“Have the mobility I had in my 40s.” Linda Orwick Reed

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“ Learn to forgive easier.” Barker Simcox Millie

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“I would’ve done a better job as a mother. I obsess constantly on how I thought I was doing right by my daughters, yet they made all the wrong decisions.  Now I’m raising 4 grandkids and I pray I do right by them. I’m doing the best I can with what I have.” Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

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“Nothing, as life is so short. Enjoy and be happy.” Ashley Meade

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The Age You REALLY Want To Be

We received an overwhelming response when we asked you this question on our Facebook page:

If you could be any age now, what would it be?

Over 650 comments poured onto the post, and we read every single one. They were funny, thoughtful, warm, insightful, honest and touching. We’ve chosen some of our favorites to share here.

THE AGE I AM NOW

“I like it right here, at 56. My life’s ups and downs have brought me here and I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. I am still happily married to my best friend, 37 years and counting. Two grown sons who are thriving in happy marriages and they have given me 7 beautiful grandchildren. I am as happy as I can be right here.” Teresa Mathews

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The Loved Ones We Miss The Most

It brought tears to our eyes when we read your answers to the question:

Who do you miss most of the people you’ve known who have died?
How lucky we were to have them bless our lives.

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