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[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 15,768 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).

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[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,156 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.

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[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 7,389 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!

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[6 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,950 views]
SUMMER READING:  SHARE YOUR FAVORITES

“THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS” – ISABEL ALLENDE’S REMARKABLE WOMEN- BY LIANA SIDERI

As I was contemplating “Fifty is the New Fifty,” I kept thinking of the immense resilience characteristic of the female nature, the concept of which you illustrate so beautifully. And though most of us have been taught to be in control of the many roles we shuffle daily (and of those we were never called to assume but we have), eventually we come to a point where we need to reevaluate the meaning of and the reasons for …

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[25 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 1,685 views]
“SUGAR TIME” – THE BEST BEACH READ OF SUMMER 2009!

LOVE, SEX, INTIMACY…
A New Novel from Jane Adams
A year or so ago, I read the manuscript of a novel about a woman like us – turning 60, facing career challenges, dealing with uncooperative children, redefining love- AND sex – and getting to know her authentic self. Charlotte “Sugar” Kane is a great character and very, very funny in that wry way we enjoy in our friends.
The only problem was that the author, my friend Jane Adams, couldn’t find a publisher interested in fiction about midlife women, so she finally …

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[19 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 1,926 views]
HOW DO WE LOVE TODAY?<br />HELP ME COUNT THE WAYS

DEFINING A NEW WAY OF LOVING IN SECOND ADULTHOOD
Do you have a partner or a project or a person who moves you deeply? Someone you trust totally? Have you heard yourself use the word “love” in circumstances you hadn’t before? Do you connect love with sex? If you feel you are missing love in your life, what is it you miss?
The reason I ask is that everywhere I go, I hear from women who are experiencing love, intense love, in new ways. In some cases, they do not label …