64 episodes

A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.

Love Letters The Boston Globe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 1K Ratings

A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.

    #6 How to Step-Mom

    #6 How to Step-Mom

    When a step-parent enters the picture, it can be an especially fraught new beginning -- for everyone involved. Stacie discovered this after she and Tim decided to make a life together. Tim came with two kids; Stacie had none. Nor did she have any idea -- at first, anyway -- what it meant to be a step-mom. Plus, Meredith and her sister, Brette, sing Mary Poppins. Sort of. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

    • 34 min
    #5 This Beautiful Thing for Right Now

    #5 This Beautiful Thing for Right Now

    It’s hard to not worry about the future. We all want to know how things are going to work out. For Meighan, her romantic path seemed clear. Until … it didn’t. That’s when she learned to let go of tomorrow and just live for today. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

    • 26 min
    #4 Her Mother's Daughter

    #4 Her Mother's Daughter

    When Letitia needed inspiration for her new beginning, she found it in the most natural place: from her mother, who showed Letitia how to keep her heart open to new love. Even when it seemed so overwhelming. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

    • 31 min
    #3 Let's Stay Together

    #3 Let's Stay Together

    A vow renewal is a special breed of new beginning. It’s not just a restatement of original promises; it’s about a couple reaffirming their love and mutual commitment after years of lived experience. Which is exactly why Cindy Brown and Sharon McMahon chose to do it again and again. Plus, Meredith drops in on a (virtual) mass vow renewal ceremony organized by her alma mater, Syracuse University. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

    • 30 min
    #2 New Crush, Old Bones

    #2 New Crush, Old Bones

    When Paola Bayron first noticed the cute guy at work, she already had a boyfriend. Over the next four years, as she and her colleague began and ended other relationships, the two of them cycled through periods of flirting, talking, not talking, and avoiding each other altogether. Until one day, when they couldn’t avoid each other any longer. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

    • 33 min
    #1 A Kiss on the Shoulder

    #1 A Kiss on the Shoulder

    All this season, hear stories of new beginnings, resets, do-overs, and fresh chapters. In the first episode, Meredith shares the story of Kristina Libby and Tim Cahill, a New York couple who -- despite all the horribleness of the past year -- still managed to find each other. Then they grew closer through a modern-day Victorian courtship, finding sexiness in restraint and boundaries. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Michellearbol ,

Joy and hope

Love this podcast the stories the vibes and most importantly Meredith! She cracks me up and love every single topic that’s been published it’s so hard to choose my favorite. She continues to inspire me and to have hope in love once again. Keep up the good work!! <3

lashel27 ,

Beautiful, real and honest stories

The story telling on this podcast is beautiful. I love the narrative by Meredith, the real stories they tell— the heartbreak and emotion of honest love stories.

amcs2323 ,

Too few

I absolutely love this podcast. Love Meredith. Love her sister. Love the advice. Love the stories. Love the guests. Love. I won’t deduct a star for my only complaint, but why do we have to wait 2-3 weeks between episodes?! And when we do finally get one, it’s 26 minutes long? Kinda frustrating. Others are weekly and 60-70 minutes.

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