33 episodes

Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir by Michelle Parise. With candour and humour, Michelle delves into the deepest, darkest aspects of her divorce and her new life as a part-time parent, part-time partier.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 2K Ratings

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Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir by Michelle Parise. With candour and humour, Michelle delves into the deepest, darkest aspects of her divorce and her new life as a part-time parent, part-time partier.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Chapter 21: Courage

    Chapter 21: Courage

    The first episode of the third season. A frightening encounter, a beautiful road trip and a new chapter in my life.

    • 27 min
    Chapter 22: Variations

    Chapter 22: Variations

    Marking time, my territory and my biological clock.

    • 27 min
    Chapter 23: In Dreams

    Chapter 23: In Dreams

    PDA in NYC, running in circles and sex as ceasefire.

    • 25 min
    Chapter 24: Falling

    Chapter 24: Falling

    The edge of despair, The Husband becomes a dandy, and the trouble with truth and trust.

    • 30 min
    Chapter 25: Lost

    Chapter 25: Lost

    Cold legs, wanderlust and living by the tides.

    • 25 min
    Chapter 26: Caution

    Chapter 26: Caution

    Carpenter ants, cotton candy and a passionate declaration from The Man With the White Shirt.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

RoGo18 ,

One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to in years

As a 47 year old woman who separated from my husband 3 years ago, and who just broke up with a man I loved deeply, and the mother of a 5 year old daughter, there was a lot in this story that I could relate to. Michelle describes her journey with such candor, vulnerability and humor that I couldn’t stop listening. She has a great voice, and the soundscape is beautiful. The stories made me laugh, cry and feel many emotions in-between. I’m also feeling a lot of loneliness right now, and her story has helped me sink into my heart, rather than feeling like I need to run from it. Thank you Michelle for so bravely putting your story out into the world. It touched me deeply. ❤️

Pittsburgh-Gina ,

Starts strong, then stagnates

As a divorced mom of one young girl, I could relate to this story to some extent. But honestly, Michelle’s self-pity and non-stop despair (with periods of surprise elation caused by men) were kind of pathetic. Or maybe just different from my experience, so made me feel strong and resilient. I really don’t understand why her entire affect depended on her relationships with men, like she didn’t even try to lean into her hobbies or her work, and it didn’t seem like she gave anything to her friends while expecting condolence over and over. Again, we all experience loss differently, but this perspective did not connect with me.

shayeaddy ,

The best

This podcast is the only reason I sleep at night, her stories..her voice, I put myself in her shoes! It feels so realistic the way the story is told, this was the first podcast I EVER listened to and is now the only one I play over and over to find peace enough to sleep,

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