Dale and Joe are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Dale (50) and Joe (45) have been together for 20 years. Joe is a corporate consultant and Dale teaches middle school choral music and music theatre. Despite their differences, I could tell at first meeting that these two have been together a long time: they both say “you know” a lot, and have the same exuberant laugh. According… Read More


LeAnne Carrouth and John Bourbonais are fine with being apart, and they told us during our conversation that that’s part of what keeps them together. At first I thought they meant they didn’t like each other that much, so they were relieved to have their independence. But after seeing their fiercely connected dynamic in action, and after hearing their story, my understanding of the potential of partnership has shifted dramatically.  John and LeAnne met in… Read More


We visited Beth and Ken Berman in their home in Potomac, Maryland. They’ve been married for 28 years, and are recent empty nesters. The way these two spoke – even about the heaviest of subjects – had a lightness to it that had me stifling giggles. Their dynamic is filled to the brim with love and admiration, but it is quite clear that they’ve worked at it. They attribute the success of their marriage to… Read More


Tim (28) and Vanessa’s (26) relationship has been filled with typical twenty-something challenges such as periods of long-distance, cross-country moves, and unemployment to name a few. When asked how they’ve managed to grow together, Tim and Vanessa cite a shared worldview: optimism. Let me be clear. This couple isn’t the sunny, saccharine kind that makes those less cheery among us want to throw in the towel. Tim and Vanessa’s positivity is practical, rational, and deliberate;… Read More