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We offer inspiration, insight, resources and support to single, divorced and widowed women in their late 30s and beyond who desire a loving partner.

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

- Joan Didion, writer and journalist

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- Joan Didion, writer and journalist

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.
There's something special about telling a story.

- Doris Kearns Goodwin

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- Doris Kearns Goodwin

There's something special about telling a story.
Everybody has a story and there’s something to learn from every experience.

- Oprah, Oprah’s Master Class

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- Oprah, Oprah’s Master Class

Everybody has a story and there’s something to learn from every experience.

 

Stories

Rachel and Matt

Everyone’s time is valuable. How much of it should you spend texting and emailing with a prospective date before meeting him for the first time? A seasoned dater, Rachel invested more upfront time getting to know Matt than she usually did with her blind dates. As it turned out, Matt’s actions spoke louder than his words.

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Elizabeth and Tom

What do you do when your biological clock is ticking and you want to be a mom, but there is no man in your life? Elizabeth decided to go it alone and was pregnant when Tom asked her to dinner. The story of what happened next should be heard by every woman who’s in a similar place in life today as Elizabeth was then.

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Connie and Chris

Connie thought she had found the perfect match in Chris. But, when his actions on their first date suddenly took a sharp turn, she wondered whether she should trust her heart, or her gut. Listen as Connie shares her story about connection and intimacy, and how they don’t always match up.

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The Mystery Date

I sat across from Neal at the cafe, doing my best to attentively listen to him. But a question was nagging at me. I couldn’t shake it or figure out the answer to it. Had I met this man before?

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