What To Tell Your Family About Your Medical Challenges BY KAREN L. RANCOURT “I think I’m having a heart attack,” said my 78-year-old husband Gary, one evening after dinner. I

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What I did for love BY KAREN L. RANCOURT “What I Did for Love” is a popular song composed by Martin Hamlisch for A Chorus Line, which premiered on Broadway

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  Tips to Make Hosting the Thanksgiving Holiday Less Stressful BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, Ph.D. “Ask Dr. Gramma Karen” Preparing for Thanksgiving and hosting the day can be stressful, yet

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Grandmother Advice: Explain Less And More Empathize More BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, PH.D. A reader contacted me seeking advice: Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, I am six weeks from seeing my

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Contrasting My 70th and 80th Birthdays BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, PH.D. Ten years ago, when I was turning 70, I decided to throw myself a party I themed “The Incredible

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A stepmother shares her experiences and advice BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, PH.D.  A stepmother explains why she feels positive about her role: When I met my husband, I learned he

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What To Do When an Entire Political Party Needs the Help of a Sex Therapist By Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D. I have been a relationship advice columnist for the past

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How to be a lifeline for an unfavored grandchild BY KAREN L. RANCOURT A distraught grandmother sought my advice concerning her granddaughter: My son-in-law bullies my 6-year-old granddaughter Katy, while

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