• Love After 50

  • How to Find It, Enjoy It, and Keep It
  • By: Francine Russo
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Love After 50

By: Francine Russo
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
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A comprehensive and intimate guide to finding, keeping, and enjoying love after 50, the best kind of love there is.

Studies keep showing that love after 50 is more satisfying than at any other stage in life, and it makes sense: At this stage, you are more emotionally stable and more focused on the present; you know what you absolutely have to have, but also what you can live without; partnering is no longer about building family and fortune — it’s about sharing intimacy as grounded individuals. And sex isn’t pass/fail anymore, but about becoming erotic friends.

So, if this is the promised land, how do you get there?

In Love After 50, journalist Francine Russo interviewed the best experts in the field and dozens of couples to help show the way. Her “practical, excellent guide” (John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work) includes advice like:

  • How to recover from the emotional damage of divorce, the grief of widowhood, or a history of unfulfilling relationships
  • How to build realistic requirements for a partner
  • What attitudes to bring to dating
  • How to overcome the psychical challenges of sex and embrace your erotic selves
  • How to evaluate the financial, emotional, and practical results of marrying, living together, or living apart
  • How to deal with (hostile) adult kids to safeguard your relationship and family 

Love After 50 is “essential reading” (Pauline Boss, PhD, author of The Myth of Closure) that is not only practical but also unassuming and candid. It is full of real people’s stories (including the author’s), with vivid examples of couples who have overcome their pasts to form healthy and nurturing partnerships. In other words, it’s as real as love after 50 can be.

©2021 Francine Russo. All rights reserved (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved

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very encouraging and practical.

this book has a very positive outlook on relationships between older people. it is very open and gives practical advice on dealing with unhappy children and aging bodies. there is definitely useful advice between these pages

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‘Name changed” unnecessary repetition ruins this book

I had a very negative experience with a duration of this book. The writer could have omitted the cases (obsessively, irritatingly) when “name changed” was repeated. So many, that it just makes you what value it adds besides frustration. Couldn’t the author just make a disclaimer that most of the names are changed?! Couldn’t the narration leave out all the cases when such thing was mentioned?! There was only one case when the author wanted to mention the real names. 1000 other cases and names needed the ‘name changed’ often several times in one sentence. Weak presentation.

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So many things to think about!

Surprisingly good reading! Clear, insightful reading about so many topics relating to finding and enjoying love as you become older. I'll continue to think about topics from this book long after finishing the last page.

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Fantastic guide.

I loved the way Francine so comfortably addressed how to present yourself, deal with challenging interactions and situations, as well as her frank discussion of geriatric sex. As someone considering joining dating sites at age 75, I feel like a have a road map to help me and embolden me.

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Over 60 and in love

Loved how she mentioned all aspect of relationships after the age of 50 years old.

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Glad I read it

Really found it useful. Showed lots of positives but also the challenges faced and needing to deal with them with good communication.
Strange though how all the peoplw quoted had the same surname - Neramechanged!!