An essential listen for any woman jumping on the roller coaster of midlife dating and wants to keep her dignity and sanity intact...and enjoy the ride! When Keri Sackville began dating again after a long marriage, she made every mistake known to womankind. She swiped right on scammers and fakers, spent weeks fruitlessly texting, agreed to long dates with the wrong men and got involved with hot messes and commitmentphobes. She also met amazing men and went on sensational first dates and learned how to navigate the minefield that is dating in midlife. Now, in this comprehensive survival guide, Kerri shares her wisdom. Peppered with hilarious anecdotes from her five years on the scene, she covers everything from ghosting to negging, from friends with benefits to players, from online profiles to spotting 'red flags', from the perils of chemistry to the pain of breakups. She will show you what to expect when you join a dating site, which men to avoid, which men are worth a shot and, most importantly, how to protect yourself along the way. Kerri Sackville is an author, a social commentator and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald amongst countless other publications. She is also the author of When My Husband Does the Dishes and The Little Book of Anxiety. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerri Sackville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004382/bk_howe_004382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Midlife divorce is skyrocketing, and women are initiating divorce in higher numbers than ever before in history. Psychotherapist Abby Rodman surveyed hundreds of women who divorced in midlife to find out the "whys", "whats", and "hows" of their experiences. Packed with personal stories, fascinating statistics, helpful checklists, expert advice, and practical tips, Without This Ring is a necessary and critical listen at any stage of midlife divorce - whether you're just starting to consider it or you've already come out on the other side. Abby Rodman is a relationship coach, an author, and a speaker who's renowned for her focus on midlife dating, marriage, and divorce. Abby is regularly sought out by print, broadcast, and online media outlets for her expertise on relationship issues. She has also successfully lived through and beyond her own midlife divorce. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Rodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042997/bk_acx0_042997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Magic at Midlife: Your Relationship Roadmap for Romance After 40 was written by Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, PhD, a psychologist, and her husband, Charles Peck. It offers mature listeners practical advice on how to find just the right partner, how to navigate the dating minefield, and how to create a lasting relationship that is healthy and joyous. It was written for people who are considering long-term, committed relationships or who are interested in understanding and improving their current relationships. Based on Jennifer's professional experience, Jennifer and Charles' personal story of midlife love, and stories shared by many other couples, the book helps listeners to pinpoint their own values and goals, identify what makes relationships work and what makes them toxic, communicate effectively, problem solve typical concerns such as reactions of adult children or care of aging parents, and focus on long-lasting love. The book is enhanced by examples drawn from real life, tools for reflection and communication, and useful resources. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069663/bk_acx0_069663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when you're a newly divorced 52-year-old mother, keen for a second chance of romance? Why Internet dating of course! Daisy Mae_224 embarks on the Internet dating process with trepidation. Having not been on the dating scene for nearly 30 years, and with fairly rudimentary computer skills, she finds herself embroiled in a series of haphazard and hilarious situations. Daisy keeps a diary of her Internet dating life and reveals detail by detail, the ups and downs of her midlife dating extravaganza. Soon after starting out, Daisy realizes her true mission. With no past experience and no-one/nothing to guide her, she needs to produce - Internet Dating lessons. Listen on to find out about PLONKERS, muppets, and MAWDs, and a whole host of amusing anecdotes, tips and ideas. Working by day as a Sexual Health doctor, the story as it unfolds contains accounts of Daisy's clinical experiences with patients in the Sexual Health clinic. She also reflects on her past life with Voldemort (the dreadful ex-husband). With advice and encouragement from Imogen, her 17-year-old daughter, her surrogate parents known as the Amigos, with a big house and swanky swimming pool, her friend Pinkie and from Jeannie, her nonagenarian friend from the Nursing Home, Daisy resiliently persists in her quest to find a long-term partner. This is a heartfelt story that will ring bells with anyone who has ended a long term relationship and now wants to find somebody new. It is humorously written, full of emails, poems, limericks, and even a recipe! Daisy can't resist her advice on topics like "Kissing" and "Anti-Snoring". It is a unique and highly amusing book, which will make you laugh out loud! So listen on and see. Will Dating Daisy find her "prairie vole?" Or will the whole process end in disaster? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098789/bk_acx0_098789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this side-splitting memoir, the former Saturday Night Live star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it - at the age of 44. Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John. Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, undreamed-of child and moved to New York to be a dad. With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word. Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar is a refreshing version of the "happily ever after" story that proves female comics - like best sellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler - are truly having their moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dratch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001868/bk_peng_001868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this funny and inspiring memoir of change and growth, publicist Mindie Barnett shares the secrets to keeping the faith and managing to thrive while starting your own second act.After finding the courage to leave her perfect-on-paper marriage, Mindie Barnett shifted the spotlight to herself. An expert at helping her clients pivot and put their best foot forward, it was now time to focus on her own second act. She committed herself to opening her heart and mind and bringing uplifting experiences into her life - even as it turned upside down. From tap lessons at her daughter’s dance school to a midlife Bat Mitzvah ceremony, from running a half-marathon to seeking help from beyond the grave, from traditional talk therapy to consulting the angels, her journey covered all the bases as she juggled owning a business, the kids’ new schedules, and dating all over again in the age of texts and Tinder.Sometimes, the show must stop before it can go on. In Intermission, Mindie provides an inspirational guide to kick-starting your life that will resonate with women everywhere facing big life changes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mindie Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145696/bk_acx0_145696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, or mellow. She can be maternal and playful, bossy and submissive, strong and soft. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life. In her most groundbreaking work since Passages and The Silent Passage, best-selling author Gail Sheehy reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon: increased vitality in women's sex and love lives after 50. Sex and the Seasoned Woman is the story of an intimate revolution taking place under our very noses. Boomer generation women in midlife are open to sex, love, dating, new dreams, exploring spirituality, and revitalizing their marriages as never before. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women, married and single, who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don't have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women, once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers, find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their "second adulthood" as a period of reawakening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000649/bk_bkot_000649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.