Carter and Janet’s Texas home is so full of laughter, it’s almost surprising it’s just the two of them living there. Married 27 years, their children grown and away from home, Carter and Janet have recently begun falling in love all over again. When you see them together, it’s easy to see why they’re together; the deep, jubilant love between them is clear. Their love is the kind of all-consuming love that started one night… Read More


Chris Anne and Jason are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Jason and Chris Anne met in 2000 while in their early 20’s. Chris Anne says she knew right away that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Jason: “Like, ‘you’re the one. You. Are. It. And I love you,’ and my claws went in, and that was it.” Though Jason… Read More


Sara and Gina – both in their ‘40s – have been together for 11 years. They met at Sarah Lawrence College; Gina was part of the theatre department and Sara the dance department. Gina says, “We did say ‘hi’ to each other shyly for 2 years before we actually really spoke.” Finally at a joint event they got a chance to get to know each other, and they quickly realized there could be something more between… Read More


Jordan and Jessica met in 2010, when Jessica was a first-year law student, and Jordan – in his third year – was the class’s TA. Jordan says, “she was very active in the class and kind of really drew attention.” Jessica also noticed Jordan right away: He was super super intelligent – I loved that about him – um, really confident, and not in an off-putting cocky way at all. He was just comfortable with… Read More


Mycah and Ashley were high school sweethearts. They met and started dating as freshmen in high school 15 years ago in 2000. Ashley says, ”We went to the birthday party at the church, we danced, we kissed, then he dragged me out to meet his Mom in the car.” Mycah and Ashley describe their teenage romance as profound, intense, and emotionally nourishing. Mycah says, “I feel like we skipped the part where we were crazy… Read More


Mindy and Bobby are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles! Before I begin, I want to say that I could have published this interview in its entirety. The transcript reads like a script: it is full of detailed anecdotes, simple wisdom, and sparkling humor. This story almost sounds too scripted to be true. I can assure you, however, that every word of this story is true. I’ve tried… Read More


Katy (27) and Luke (28) grew up in Texas, and went to the same high school, but they didn’t really get to know each other until years later. Before they got together, Luke was having some trouble with the law in Texas. He had been on probation for a long time for a non-violent crime he’d committed as a minor: I was failing drug tests for weed, so I was getting in trouble and ended… Read More


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


Allan and Stephanie are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Allan (53) and Stephanie (47) Herpin are meant to be. They believe in fate, and they believe they were destined for each other. They felt a spark immediately at their chance meeting at a night club in Houston, TX on May 21st, 1980. Stephanie says, “He asked me to marry him the very first night, [laughing] which scared me. That’s… Read More