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Relationships and family

As you get older your relationships carry more meaning and you may begin to lose life-long friends.

Main topics

  • How to adjust to living alone

    Although it may be scary to begin with, living on our own is a situation most of us can adapt to.
  • Remarrying

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

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

    When you lose someone, it can feel like your world has fallen apart. Our advice and support can help you cope.
  • Guide to dating

    Getting older doesn’t mean that our need for closeness and companionship goes away.
  • Sex in later life

    Sexuality doesn’t just disappear as you age and it’s perfectly natural to have sexual desires.
  • LGBT+

    Many of the issues in later life are similar whether you’re heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but some matters may need special consideration.
  • Top tips for grandparents

    It's normal to feel nervous about spending time with little ones. We can give you some support.
  • Protection from abuse

    We should be able to live safely, without having to worry about being exploited, abused or neglected.

Tips from widows

Following her own experience of bereavement, Jan Robinson published a book of advice, gathered from others who have also lost their husband.

Find out what sort of support Age UK offers in your area

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Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
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