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Love After Loss

Dating While Gray, WUNC
Dating While Gray, WUNC

After meeting a widower who seems anxious to jump from first date to happily ever after, Laura wonders how losing a partner to death impacts the search for new love. | Support this show at Share your stories and questions at

In this episode, Laura talks with Peter Lichtenberg, a geriatric neuropsychologist whose insights have been gleaned not only from his work, but also from tragic personal experience. Then she meets Inge, whose spouse’s death freed her to accept who she’s been all along.

Meet Lidia, a widow, and her new love Adam.
Meet Lidia, a widow, and her new love Adam.

Laura also catches up with twice-widowed Mark (long-time listeners will remember him from Season 1) to find out what happened after she took the suggestion of a listener and introduced him to Evamarie, another Season 1 guest.

Finally, widow Lidia and Adam discover that sometimes, new love is literally right around the corner.

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Laura Stassi is creator and host of the podcast Dating While Gray: the grown-up’s guide to love, sex and relationships. She explores issues and relays true stories about seeking, finding and keeping love after age 50. Online dating, sexual intimacy, deal breakers – everything’s on the table.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Truitt moved to Durham, North Carolina, and made it her home. She quickly matriculated from student reporter to Youth mentor and was later named Director of WUNC’s Youth Reporting institute. Truitt has produced radio reports for national broadcast on NPR’s Here & Now, and Oakland Youth Radio. She also currently serves on WUNC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability Committee.
Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.