Loretta's Countdown to 60

Aging on my terms - Daily musings in 500 words or so

Love Over 50

If you’ve been following my story, you know that I’ve finally found my person. It only took me 53 years and 4 husbands. From the time I was young, I could see myself with someone who understands me and likes me. As a person.

John is my best friend, husband, biggest fan and supporter, sounding board, Instagram photographer and my rock. And he knows I feel the same way about him. Being in love feels good. 

We have noticed more than a few others struggling to find love after divorce and reaching midlife. And since we have always been fascinated with relationships and how men and women go about finding love, we thought we’d start a podcast.

Only, we don’t know anything about podcasts yet.

So in the spirit of “just start”, we are using YouTube until we master podcasts. I hope you will join us.

Hi, John here. You’ve heard a lot about me, now you’re going to hear from me!

A big part of how Loretta and I came to be, had to do with our conversations on how men and women ever get together in the first place. When we first knew each other we’d sit out on her deck, wine glass in hand, talking about love (and then we fell in it).

It seemed to us that earlier in life finding someone was pretty easy and maybe a bit innocent, but later in life, it just seemed to get complicated.

And honestly, for me, love was very complicated. Loretta had her challenges too. But I think we knew we’d found ‘the one’. Now all we had to do was figure out how to let that one all the way into our life. And that’s what our new podcast is about: how, at midlife, you risk being vulnerable again and let someone in.

We hope you enjoy hearing about our journey, and thanks for watching!


  1. Stephanie Skelly

    2018-08-29 at 07:32

    Yay for just starting! You are both inspirational. I could say a little more, but since this is a public place, I won’t.. yet.. <3 Looking forward to hearing what you have to share .

  2. jodie filogomo

    2018-08-29 at 09:09

    How cute you two are!! I have to admit, that Rob & I are like that. It’s so nice to find someone who “gets” you all the time.

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-08-29 at 10:56

      Thank you Jodie! I’m glad you have Rob and a close relationship…makes all the difference in the world!

  3. I love this! I love hearing about relationships…and people in general! I’ll be watching weekly to hear more! I’m too am so happy to have found my “one”.
    It’s so fulfilling to the body and mind to be in love and to be loved.

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-08-29 at 10:57

      I know you found love after divorce and know just how wonderful it is to find your person.

  4. Congratulations John and Loretta. I am looking forward to seeing the next clip. Regards.

  5. So much fun watching the video. Can’t wait to watch Loretta. 😘

  6. perfect timing!! i just ended a relationship and my head is spinning! looking forward to listening to you weekly!!

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-08-29 at 14:48

      Wow, Debi…I am sorry to hear that. Ugh, breakups are hard to do! Feel free to ask any questions that we might be able to help with. Thanks again, for sharing this too!!

  7. Amazing sister. Romeo oh Romeo. You should post these on the FFR YouTube page. Love your chemistry. I’m in.

  8. And I love your story…Great vlog…

  9. Yay! Good for you! I finally found the love of my life at 44. It’s so interesting how things that may have annoyed us when we were younger, don’t as we get older. 4 husbands? Holy smokes! I was married for 20 years, and swore I’d never do that again. I’ve been with my boyfriend for over 10 years and still don’t have plans to get married. LOL. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us over at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-09-01 at 10:20

      Hi Stacey, glad to hear you found your love…44 is better than never, right?

  10. So glad you found him! Things happen in life, you didn’t leave 4 husbands without reason, there got to be something big. Otherwise, we women are very loving and cooperative.


  11. So happy you found your person! So did I! What a blessing to love and be loved! Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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