Reflections on Identity

Learning to Cope With All the Midlife Doozies at Once

Divorce, Death, Moving, and Career Change

Laura Friedman Williams
4 min readJun 18, 2021

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A lone ship in a vast ocean, photographed on vacation in the “before” times

My daughter spent the days following her grandfather’s death making a video montage. It was moving and beautiful, an epic poem of his life from his childhood in Brooklyn to his years in the Peace Corps in Iran to his five children and…

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Laura Friedman Williams

Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; Harper360 May ‘21). Mom of three, diehard New Yorker.