In later life, especially once we’ve retired, friendships and relationships can become even more important than before because we have more time for them. It can be a wonderful phase of life in which to spend more quality time with partners or children, friends or relatives, and to strengthen bonds with them.
But for many reasons, things can go wrong. Maybe we and those closest find it hard to see eye to eye despite our nearness, or maybe one of us takes the other for granted or is unaware of the effect we have, or can't work out how to help.
Whatever the reason, Maggi Stamp’s articles each month, which deal with many specific difficulties that people bring to her, can be immensely helpful. She strictly respects confidentiality and never identifies those who write to her. But the individual worries they raise are invariably felt by others, so her responses can help many.
To the right, you’ll see all the subjects that Maggi has written about and we’ve collated them into broad categories to make it easier to find advice most appropriate to your situation.