Reflections on Identity

What to Call a Midlife “Boyfriend”

Renaming titles as we define ourselves anew

Last night I went out to dinner to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Well, not my friend exactly, more like the man I’ve been dating for a few years. He calls me his girlfriend and I have gotten used to it, though I remember the first time he introduced me with that…



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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.