Do you want to love and be loved? We are genetically disposed to create bonds, love and friendship.  But relationships are not always easy. This section is about getting the most from partners, family, friends and anyone else who adds to your life.


Gaslighting – top tips for escaping an emotional controller

Gaslighting is high in the media at the moment due to Rebecca Humphries’ open letter about Seann Walsh after his very public clinch with Katya after a Strictly Come Dancing party.

Does your George Clooney have feet of clay?

Top tips for realising you’re compromising on the wrong man – and why we lie to ourselves

Why do women put up with less than they deserve? And why do we lie to ourselves when we know he is less than we want…or need?

Grey Haired and Scared Part Four - Top Tips for Navigating a New Relationship

Our previous articles have covered the road to a relationship – getting back into the dating game, presenting yourself, the first date. But when a first date leads to a second and a third and talk begins to move towards future plans and possibilities, then you need to navigate the next stage – the stage of ‘this just might be a relationship’ stage.

Grey haired and scared part three – top tips on managing the first date

The best advice I ever had on dating was from a sixty year old man. ‘Men are rubbish when you first meet them. You need to give us a chance to stop talking bollocks and show who we really are.’

He was right. But all good advice tends to fall away when you walk through that door to your first date.


Grey Haired and Scared Part Two – Top Tips for Getting Going with Dating

We had such a reaction to our first article, “Top tips for dating after 45”, that we have decided to do more on the subject. It seems there are thousands of Sassitas out there looking for romance, friendship, companionship or just sex. Whatever your dream, you need to go out and find it as knights in shining armour rarely turn up on the doorstep unless you live in a Disney movie.

Create Your Mate

In our article "Top Tips for Dating after 45. Grey Haired and Scared" we made a point of the importance of seeking a mate who suited your soul rather than your eye (though both is good).

Grey Haired and Scared Part One - Top tips for dating after 45

Can I ever date again?

Who said love is for the young? Forget this rubbish about being over the hill, too old for romance; too droopy for sex.

There are women out there as active as teenagers (but with the wisdom to get it right and know when it is wrong).

Couples Therapy – Can you do it yourself?

When Marcus Barzun, US Ambassador to the UK, mentioned he and his wife attend couples therapy, he probably did not expect to hit the headlines or be splashed into a full page spread in the Times (Tuesday 5th July, 2016). Maybe coming from America where ‘therapy’ is generally more accepted as part of a normal approach to wellbeing,

Angela Epstein says her friends make her frumpy. Really?!

‘Now don't get me wrong. I love these girls to pieces,’ chirped Angela Epstein in the Daily Mail (May 12th) having just claimed that ‘my three frumpy friends who make me feel, and look, every year of my near half-century’. 

Loneliness – is it breaking your heart?

Recent research by UK Universities (April 2016) has reached a conclusion which is both sad and alarming. Loneliness is linked to a 29% increased likelihood of cardiovascular ill-health. It seems that being alone with no friends or contacts is literally breaking hearts.

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