Older Couples: New Couplings
Finding and Keeping Love in Later Life

Edith Ankersmit Kemp, L.C.S.W. and Jerrold E. Kemp, Ed.D.

ISBN 1-58832-019-7

First edition released by UP, May 2001.
Rights acquired by Ten Speed Press, May 2002.
Please contact Ten Speed Press to order.

A heart-warming, absorbing account of men and women who form romantic relationships well into their senior years. These stories about real couples challenge our dour stereotypes about aging, and show how much beauty and happiness lie ahead. Should be mandatory reading for everyone over 50.

Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D.
Author, The Good Marriage (1995) and The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, Report of a 25-Year Landmark Study (2000)

This visionary book is replete with experienced guides to the deeply personal territory of second-chance relationships in later years. The stories and information map the opportunities and pitfalls of such liaisons for later-life renewal of joy and love.

Jay Thorwaldson, editor
Palo Alto (California) Weekly


How can senior citizens spend their remaining years in enjoyable relationships?

Answer this question by becoming intimately acquainted with couples who found love later in life. Explore topics of prime importance such as health and sexuality, relations with children, styles of conflict, and monetary arrangements. If you are currently unattached, find answers to such questions as: Am I emotionally ready for a new relationship? What sources can I use to find a partner? What characteristics do I value in a mate? Learn important facts relating to a healthy lifestyle, and legal and financial matters.

This book offers today’s seniors an invaluable source of informed advice about finding and keeping love in later life.


Edith Kemp is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience in counseling couples. Jerry Kemp holds a doctorate in educational technology, and is the author of three textbooks. Together, they have brought to this book not only their professional expertise and the stories of many couples interviewed, but also their own personal experiences as a newly formed older couple.

May, 2001

Family & Relationships, Aging and Marriage

6 x 9 Paperback
384 pp.