Pauline L. - Dating: Age 50 and Over (2005) [CD]
Pauline talks about dating for the first time in recovery. She shares her childhood experiences with an abusive, alcoholic family as the last of five children. Pauline discusses trying to reconcile her past while married to a man who was drafted and killed in Vietnam. Trying to move on with her life, she became vindictive towards men and describes herself as a "black widow spider," also falling in love with men who were unavailable. Entering recovery, she began to grieve her losses and suffered anorexia until she became willing to get to know herself, her desire to be a whole person, and connect with another whole person.