FRANCINE RUSSO

Author and Speaker

FRANCINE RUSSO

Author and Speaker

FRANCINE RUSSO

Author and Speaker

Love After 50

How to Find It, Enjoy It, and Keep It


A comprehensive and intimate guide to finding, keeping and enjoying love after 50, the best kind of love there is. 

Studies keep showing that love after 50 is more satisfying than at any other stage in life, and it makes sense: at this stage, you’re more emotionally stable and more focused on the present; you know what you absolutely have to have, but also what you can live without; partnering is no longer about building family and fortune—it’s about sharing intimacy as grounded individuals. And sex isn’t pass/fail anymore, but about becoming erotic friends.

So if this is the promised land, how do you get there?

For Love After 50, I interviewed the smartest experts and dozens of couples to help show the way. I also share my own intimate story of finding later-life love, including my many mistakes and the hard-won personal growth that ultimately brought me happiness.

My practical advice includes:

  • how to recover from the emotional damage of divorce, the grief of widowhood, or  a history of unsatisfying relationships
  • how to build realistic requirements for a partner
    what attitudes to bring to dating
    how to overcome the physical challenges of sex and embrace your erotic selves
  • how to evaluate the legal, financial, emotional and practical consequences of marrying, living together or living apart
  • how to make your relationship work despite differing in money, culture, tastes, and more
  • how to deal with (hostile) adult kids to safeguard your relationship and your family

I’ve written Love After 50 to be practical as well as psychologically helpful. I’ve filled it with vivid examples of men and women who’ve overcome their pasts to form healthy and nurturing partnerships. In other words, it’s as real as love after 50 can be.

 © Jane Hoffer

About the Author


Francine Russo is the author of Love after 50 and They’re Your Parents, Too!  Armed with a PhD in English literature, she became a journalist focusing on psychology, relationships and social trends. And she’s made her mark. Having cut her teeth at the late lamented Village Voice, she’s gone on to write for virtually every publication from the Atlantic to The New York Times. She covered the Boomer beat at Time magazine for over a decade, and her cover stories have appeared on Parade and Scientific American and New York Magazine.  A dynamic and polished presenter, she is in great demand as a keynote speaker

Francine has two grown children, three adult stepchildren and six amazing grandkids (with twins on the way!) She has experienced first-hand the tremendous potential we all have to grow and transform ourselves with the people we love. She lives in New York with her partner.