As Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples, and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 21, 2010 - 488 pages
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In this inspiring book, best-selling author Abigail Trafford describes how people over fifty are rewriting the script of love and in the process redefining the institution of marriage for future generations. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of men and women, married and single, gay and straight, Trafford explores what it means to love and be loved in the decades after midlife - and offers solutions to the most common problems that define this period, such as ''retired spouse syndrome'' and divorce. Wise and compassionate, As Time Goes By is an essential guide to the pursuit of love and happiness in this dynamic stage of life.
 

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As time goes by: boomerang marriages, serial spouses, throwback couples, and other romantic adventures in an age of longevity

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As people live longer and healthier lives, the opportunities for finding love and enduring loss grow to awesome proportions, found Trafford (My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades After Fifty ... Read full review

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User Review  - dianaleez - LibraryThing

This is an interesting book. It's not particularly deep, scholarly, or wise, but it does give insight into the romantic relationships of seniors. While I enjoyed peeking into others' lives and bedrooms, I didn't really learn anything important about love/sex among the older set. Read full review

Contents

The Big Churn
3
Retired Spouse Syndrome
34
In Sickness and Health
65
Sexy Beasts
96
Sticking Together
247
Boomerang Couples
278
Throwback Romance
307
Serial Spouses
337
The Circle
369
Selected Bibliography
376
Back Cover Material
384
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Abigail Trafford is a columnist and former health editor at the Washington Post. She hosts "Health Talk," an online talk show on washingtonpost.com. She is the author of Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life (1982). She lives in Washington, D.C.

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