Louis Falik and Vera David are both psychologists with experience in the practice of psychotherapy. Louis has written a number of books on therapy and the processes of learning. Vera maintains a psycho therapy practice working with a variety of adult clients, focusing on helping them to recover from occupational injuries and other aspects of life adjustment. The authors met one another in the seventh decade of their lives, each coming from long-term, successful, and loving marriages. Both had lost their spouses through debilitating and fatal illnesses. The experiences through their caretaking and loss, and their professional backgrounds encouraged them to share their experiences and broaden their consideration to all of those who—for a variety of reasons—are seeking new and meaningful intimate relationships.