EP 286: A Midlife Widow & Her Search To Find Herself Again with Debbie Weiss


What You’ll Learn from this Episode about A Midlife Widow & Her Search to Find Herself Again with Debbie Weiss

  • What it’s like to be a midlife widow and find yourself again after 50.
  • Why it can be jarring to be alone after you marry your high school sweetheart who dies just before you turn 50.
  • What it’s like to be an introvert but notice you’re lonely and know you need to do something about it.
  • How to take baby steps to become a writer in midlife.
  • How to embrace the idea that taking small steps is an amazing path forward as a midlife widow.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Today’s episode is about a midlife widow & her search to find herself again with special guest, Debbie Weiss.

Debbie is a former attorney who earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative non-fiction writing from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2020.

A native of the California Bay Area, she turned to writing after George, her husband, and partner of more than three decades, died of cancer in April 2013, and she found herself single and living alone for the first time in her life.

Her essays have been published in The New York Times “Modern Love” column, HuffPost, and Woman’s Day, among other publications. Her award-winning blog dispenses empathy and advice on grief and dating after loss. And, her first book – Available As Is: A Mid-Life Widow’s Search for Love, was released in September 2022.

Kirkus Reviews describes the book as “a deeply personal story but one that Weiss shares with a beguiling openness and wit. A sharply written, heartfelt dating account that proves both enriching and amusing.”

Debbie’s story is important because she shares what it was really like for her to try to get a connection again after her husband died, and she does so with honesty and humor.

Please enjoy this interview!

Connect with Debbie Weiss

Debbie’s Book, Available As Is: A Midlife Widow’s Search For Love (available wherever you buy books, including your favorite independent bookstores)

Modern Love Article: First Try the Pastrami, Then the Polyamory

Debbie’s website: https://debbieweissauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbieweissauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehungoverwidow/

Featured in this Episode:

Another Woman in the Middle Podcast Guest’s Modern Love Article, Hearing His Voice Changed Everything by Michele Dawson Haber (from Episode 240)

Connect with Suzy

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