Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: Love Post50

Featured, How We Love Now »

[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 21,552 views]
‘Unlikely’ In Love: Why I’m Urging My Friend Anne To Go For Online Dating

Suzanne Braun Levine
Huff/Post 50

My friend Anne just turned 60, and she looks great. She has a great job, the capstone to a great career. She has two kids she adores and two ex-husbands she doesn’t. She is full of energy and curiosity and has tons of friends. But no “boyfriend” (to resurrect a term from the past) to do things with, to have sex with (or not), to laugh with, but not necessarily to get serious with (though that would be nice).

Featured, How We Love Now »

[12 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 2,657 views]
Why Men Need to Talk to Each Other <br />About Love, Sex and Intimacy

Suzanne Braun Levine
Huff/Post50

Frequently after I have talked about the challenging changes and opportunities that are confronting women at a lecture, a man will come up to me and say, “Why don’t you do your next book about men? We are going through a lot of the same transitions that women are.” To which I always reply that a book about men in Second Adulthood has to be written by a man. My main credential for explaining things is that I am on the same trajectory as the women I write about. It would be presumptuous to try to explain men to men.

Featured, How We Love Now »

[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,192 views]
Are You Old Enough to Know What Love Is?

By Suzanne Braun Levine

I am making a new friend…. I think; you never know about such things until you are actually there, at intimacy. But this friendship is already taking a surprising turn.

I find myself going at it in a very different way from relationship-building in the past. I am still looking for trust, humor, empathy, curiosity — the same old things I’ve always looked for — but the stages I find myself going through to get there are new.

Featured, How We Love Now »

[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 918 views]
Is Meryl Streep Our Generation’s Next  Helen Gurley Brown?

Suzanne Braun Levine
Huff/Post50

The fact that Meryl Streep’s new movie “Hope Springs” opened and Helen Gurley Brown died in the same week seems to me a passing of a very important baton. The baton our Post50 generation needs to get us moving toward an honest and candid discussion about sex. Helen did it for us back in the sixties in her books and her magazine; Meryl is getting the conversation going with her movies.

Featured, How We Love Now »

[1 May 2012 | No Comment | 2,499 views]
“Single And In Search Of…”

Ruth Neubauer,
MSW, LCSW
Huff/Post50

Late last night I gathered up my courage, as I must each time, and called the 800 number to access the voice messages responding to my personal ad.

Just composing the ad took approximately two psychological years of my life. What me? Do this? No way.

Featured, How We Love Now »

[22 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 4,952 views]
Join Pat Wynn Brown & Me<br />TTN/Columbus, OH, April 4

Suzanne Braun Levine &
Pat Wynn Brown of
“Hair Theater”

The Transition Network special event in Columbus, Ohio promises to be a really fun evening. The group has asked Pat Wynn Brown, creator of the “Hair Theater” and an Ohio Treasure, to join me on the program. We’re having a conversation about “Reinventing Intimacy After 50” and then, the audience will have time to share stories and ask questions.

Featured, How We Love Now »

[22 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 3,926 views]
TTN/JCC/LONG ISLAND<br />Special Event, April 3

“Reinventing Intimacy,
Love and Sex After Fifty!”

The Transition Network of Long Island in partnership with Sid Jacobson JCC present, Suzanne Braun Levine, author of How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood.

Featured, How We Love Now »

[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 7,974 views]
It’s Enough To Make A Unicorn Blush: Our Problem With Talking About Sex

By Suzanne Braun Levine,
Huff/Post50

Not long ago I wrote a blog called “Sex, Love, and Unicorns,” describing the ambivalence I was encountering when I talked about sex among us older folk. Everyone seemed to be embarrassed by the topic. Those who were doing it were a little sheepish and didn’t want to go public. Those who weren’t doing it were a little cynical and didn’t want to hear others sing the praises of a revitalized erotic life. It got more than 500 comments!