Love stories. Dating stories. Relationship stories. Stories about romance, marriage, partnership, sex, loss, and the human heart. Served with a side of advice. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein. Distributed by PRX.
Send us your stories about love & money
Look, money is a hard thing to talk about -- especially in relationships. But it plays into so many of our decisions. For the next season of Love Letters, we're looking for stories about money in love and dating. How do you tell a serious partner about your student loan debt? What happens when two people come from different wealth backgrounds? Why are breakups so expensive? If you have a story to share about love and money -- even if it needs to be anonymous -- please get in touch. Email us at email@example.com.
#10 A Woman Walks Into a Burger Joint
After years of being told she wasn’t enough – good enough, smart enough, pretty enough – Tooky Kavanagh discovered that, yeah, actually, she was enough. This revelation came in the unlikeliest of places: the basement of a burger place, at a comedy open mic night. For the first time, Tooky could see who she was supposed to be. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#9 From Roz With Love
Finding and sustaining love takes real work. It takes intention. But we never know when life is going to throw someone important in front of us. Then we’re forced to confront a big question: Is my heart open to love, or is it not? The story of Roz and Ralph is all about that: being open — remaining open — across six decades, multiple states, one bowl of pea soup, and a whole lot of letters. Email us at email@example.com.
Sidebar: 'Marley-ing' and Other Holiday Hazards
Meredith quizzes her sister, Brette, on the latest terms of art in dating and relationships. Plus, they discuss a letter from someone who's all worked up after seeing an old flame at Thanksgiving. Email your dating and relationship questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#8 Heart & Solo
Pebbles is a well-known morning radio show host in the Boston area. Being happily single has long been part of her brand. But her story – how she came to understand her priorities and know her own heart – is far richer than most people realize. Email us at email@example.com.
#7 The Best Partner I Ever Had
There’s a reason Meredith and her friend Kumar hit it off when they first met. Well, two reasons. One, they’re both obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Plus, they both operate with expansive definitions of love, commitment, and partnership. That’s why, when Kumar was going through a major change in his life, Meredith knew just what it felt like. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart and Solo indeed
This conversation with Susan (Pebbles) resonated so deeply with me. It really gets tiresome having to put others at ease, to entertain the platitudes you referred to, or to explain my rationale for choosing to be single and being true to what I want. I hope to travel once my kids are older and in college and explore the freedom that comes in knowing myself best. Thank you for shining a light on this part of a middle aged woman’s journey when the path ended up being different than she’d imagined. I’m grateful.
Meredith I love your Boston Globe column but it seems this podcast attracts self centered people obsessed with being single and comparing themselves to their married friends. And the vocal fry epidemic with many of these woman is so annoying! Maybe expand the theme of the podcast to be similar to your column?
I love this podcast and have been listening since the beginning. Each season makes me think critically about love and relationships. I really like Meredith’s interview style and the episodes are a good length. Producing is great - show flows pretty flawlessly and the ads don’t take up too much time. Relationships are all so different and I love how this show explores such variety. The new “sidebar” episodes are peaking my interest so far; I like that they’re short and answer letter writer questions and I’ll be interested to see how they progress. Thank you Meredith, Kaitlyn, and love letters team!