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34 minutes | 4 days ago
S5E3: Let's Stay Together
A vow renewal is a special breed of new beginning. It’s not just a restatement of original promises; it’s about a couple reaffirming their love and mutual commitment after years of lived experience. Which is exactly why Cindy Brown and Sharon McMahon chose to do it again and again. Plus, Meredith drops in on a (virtual) mass vow renewal ceremony organized by her alma mater, Syracuse University. Email us at email@example.com.
37 minutes | 18 days ago
S5E2: New Crush, Old Bones
When Paola Bayron first noticed the cute guy at work, she already had a boyfriend. Over the next four years, as she and her colleague began and ended other relationships, the two of them cycled through periods of flirting, talking, not talking, and avoiding each other altogether. Until one day, when they couldn’t avoid each other any longer. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
36 minutes | a month ago
S5E1: A Kiss on the Shoulder
All this season, hear stories of new beginnings, resets, do-overs, and fresh chapters. In the first episode, Meredith shares the story of Kristina Libby and Tim Cahill, a New York couple who -- despite all the horribleness of the past year -- still managed to find each other. Then they grew closer through a modern-day Victorian courtship, finding sexiness in restraint and boundaries. Email us at email@example.com.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus: Love in Motion
(In collaboration with and presented by the Boston Pops) Do good artistic partners make good romantic ones? In this special bonus episode, dancers Mia Dalglish and Jun Kuribayashi share their story of marriage, tango, and one very important full moon. Also, Meredith talks to Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart about what it takes to be a good collaborator -- in music and in life. Have a story to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
71 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus: Season 4 Live Episode
In this special live episode taping, Meredith is joined by her sister, Brette, and Elizabeth Segran, a journalist and author of the book "The Rocket Years." Their wide-ranging conversation dwells on love lessons at different ages, and how one's perceptions of potential partners evolves over time. Have a story you'd like to share? Email us at email@example.com.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
S4E9: Move Over, Hugh Grant
Paul’s story is straight out of a rom-com. After his first marriage fell apart, he gave up on love. Then a woman walked into his life, and, well, she changed his mind. That was more than 30 years ago. Through sickness, health, and many tears along the way, Paul and his wife learned the secret to a successful partnership: You just keep showing up. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
S4E8: Writing Your Heart Out
On today’s episode, three writers -- Alondra Bobadilla, Asiyah Herrera, and Meredith Russo -- talk about the relationship between art and love, and how they use their creative work to explore ideas about dating, courtship, belonging, and commitment. All of them, in their own way, understand love and life by writing it. Email us at email@example.com.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
S4E7: Three Chords and the Truth
The thing about love is, we never stop learning. That’s a good thing. We’re supposed to be ever-evolving creatures, always working to be better. After three long-term relationships, Claire knows this as well as anyone. This is her story: three loves, many lessons. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
S4E6: Paging Prince Charming
How do expectations for love affect what we seek, and how we define relationship success? Sarah Huckman had grand expectations for her romantic life heading into college. Then she got there and it wasn’t quite what she’d imagined. Also, Meredith’s sister, Brette, joins the show to share the most important relationships lessons she’s learned. Email us at email@example.com.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
S4E5: The Role of a Lifetime
How do you get through the hardest moments as a couple? By building a strong foundation. Writer and actress Marianne Leone Cooper reflects on her life with actor Chris Cooper, and how the two of them supported and complemented one other when it mattered most. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
S4E4: Jenny Plus Molly
Over the three decades they've known each other, Jenny and Molly have been friends, more than friends, and everything in between. Along the way, they've cycled through many different lessons about love, trust, and companionship. Their story is about how sometimes, no matter how much you grow and change, you can keep someone forever. Email us at email@example.com.
28 minutes | 7 months ago
S4E3: No Ghosts Allowed
Monica grew up an Air Force brat, moving with her family from base to base in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She never stuck around long enough to make meaningful connections. It wasn't until her 20s that Monica learned an important lesson: Relationships matter, and when they end, you must honor them with a proper goodbye. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Listen to Mr. 80 Percent!
Introducing Mr. 80 Percent, a new six-part narrative podcast hosted by friend-of-Love-Letters Mark Shanahan. Mr. 80 Percent is a deeply personal, sometimes harrowing, often funny, always true story about Mark’s odyssey with prostate cancer. There’s sex, celebrity cameos, real talk about masculinity, and more sex. Listen to Mr. 80 Percent wherever you get your podcasts, or online at bostonglobe.com/prostate.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
S4E2: What Buffy Taught Me About Love
Ian was going through a hard time, but his new boyfriend seemed just right. The guy was cute, and exciting, and didn't make Ian dwell on his problems. But just when Ian needs him most, he reveals his limits as a partner. Turns out, it's a love lesson ripped from the TV show Ian and Meredith share an obsession with: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Email us at email@example.com.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
S4E1: Balls to the Wall
When Jenni and Drew hit their 40s, Drew decides to build a ball pit in their house. Not for their kids -- for him. The splurge fulfills a lifelong dream of Drew's, but it also holds a lesson about marriage, self-care at middle age, and learning to live for the moment. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 minutes | 8 months ago
Season 4 Trailer: Love at Any Age
On Season 4 of Love Letters, host Meredith Goldstein explores love at every age — from the first stirrings of teenage infatuation to the hard-won lessons of the golden years. Universal stories about dating and relationships, coming September 15. Email us at email@example.com or find us on Twitter @lovelettersblog.
23 minutes | a year ago
Bonus: The O.G. Quarantine Couple
Kim and Glenn Schryver are experts at coupling in isolation. For more than a dozen years, the Schryvers have managed a remote mountain reservoir in the Rockies of Colorado. They go weeks without seeing anyone but each other. How do they do it? And what can they teach other couples who now find themselves in a similar position? ... For Season 4, we're looking for love lessons at all kinds of ages. Have a story you'd like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
46 minutes | a year ago
Bonus: Love in the Time of Corona
Is he using the lockdown to ghost? Is it a good time to text your ex? Meredith invites her sister, Brette, onto the show to dish out advice to letter-writers dealing with pandemic-related relationship problems. Plus, their friend Nicole offers an intimate look at what it's like to date on FaceTime. How has COVID-19 affected your relationship? Email us at email@example.com.
33 minutes | a year ago
Bonus: Take Me to 'The Lake House'
Meredith Goldstein talks to Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr about what to watch during stressful times, why people are drawn to disaster flicks, and the best rom-coms to screen right now -- including a Keanu Reeves-Sandra Bullock classic. What are you watching? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 minutes | a year ago
Check out Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet
Introducing Motherhood Sessions, a podcast from our friends at Gimlet. Motherhood Sessions features emotionally honest conversations about being a mom. In this episode, Dr. Alexandra Sacks sits down with a couple that hasn’t had sex in more than two years. On the surface, it seems like the birth of their son was the main cause of their loss of intimacy. But as Dr. Sacks digs deeper, it turns out that the couples’ sexual issues pre-date their child.
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