A sabbatical equals time to read - so I've been making up for lost time binge-reading all those books on aging I should have been reading. If you are behind like me, here are four suggestions that show the range of writing on successful aging (and how to get there).
We often focus on big-ticket gifts in our romantic relationships. But surveys of long-married couples show the importance of "thinking small"—focusing on small, positive actions routinely in a relationship. It's those continual, loving gestures that lead to a long and satisfying relationship.
According to long-married people, there's a dangerous and false assumption many people make: that they can force their partner to change. The elders suggest that giving up that usually impossible goal is the key to a better relationship.