Along with Brooke Bishop, Daniel Landberg is a Founding Author of How Love Lasts, Daniel is a producer, composer, writer, and all-around maker. He has written and performed pop-rock scores for CityShakes’ productions of The Merchant of Venice, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night. Daniel is a self-taught musician, and has been singing, playing guitar, and writing songs since he was a tween. He has also played with multiple bands and as a solo artist… Read More


Kevin and Johanne (Jo) have been married for 35 years, and Kev says, “being with someone for that long, 35 years – it’s the best thing you’ll ever do.” They live in Wells, Maine. Kevin is a general contractor – direct and outspoken – with a quick wit and wry sense of humor. Jo is a teacher. Born in Quebec, she speaks in a Québécoise accent. Risk has been built into their relationship from the beginning. When… Read More


Thane is detail-oriented. He’s learned new skills to help maintain the house he shares with Kim – replacing drywall and repairing a deck – tasks he’d never done before. Kim exudes a calm ease, which probably comes in handy in her career in the airline industry. Thane and Kim met nearly four years ago online, and Kim says she was “scared to death” to meet someone online: I went out with one other person who didn’t look… Read More


Tom (36) and Helena (33) live together with their 8-year-old son in Wells, Maine. We visited them during a serious snowstorm. Like most New Englanders they appear unfazed. Although they had been aware of each other’s existence – having gone to the same high school and living in the same hometown – they really met in 2000 online via an Internet instant messaging system. Tom says, “We had a lot of mutual friends that we didn’t realize.”… Read More


Bob (60) and Sue (64) Lechner met in January, 1982 when Sue was a single mother raising her young daughter. Bob says, “We were friends. I used to come over and read books to [her daughter], clean out the gutters in her house. I’d just try to be a good guy.” Sue adds, “At some point you wanted to be more than just some nice guy.” A few years later, Bob’s wrote Sue a letter, in… Read More


Nicole and Jared met in college in September, 2008 at a theatre audition. Jared quips, “I think it was the 27th. I think it was a Wednesday.” He’s serious – Nicole adds, “He’s good with the details.” They didn’t get together right away, but in time they became friends. Friends turned to good friends, which morphed into dating and a relationship by the end of their time in college. They moved in together in 2012 after… Read More


David puts it simply from the get-go: “One of the secrets of us staying together – since we’ve both worked [as lawyers] in divorce work over the years – we understand how ugly and horrible it can be.” He goes on to say, “I have nothing against divorce … it’s a positive in certain circumstances. I’ve always said a kid that grows up in two separate happy households is better than the kid who grows up in… Read More


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


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


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