One of my New Year’s resolutions has something to do with dating and finding a life partner. Coincidentally (or is it?), just got my copy of September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years
, by journalist Maggie Scarf
(you may know her bestseller Intimate Partners). And I can’t wait to read it. Her new book is about long marriages as couples age and offers a view of their lives that is has been called insightful and surprising (and positive). Because people are living so much longer, not only are marriages lasting longer, but for those of us, like me, who stay more single than coupled, there is hope…for a second…or third stage of life marriage.
Some really great reviews, but more than that, I’m particularly delighted to find a book written for this demographic. Scarf interviews couples that have been together for decades and I am very curious to find out how they see marriage’s evolution through the years (Scarf refers to this time as the “bonus” years.)
I’ll let you know what gems I discover.