Love Letters

By The Boston Globe

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A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.

Episode Date
S4E1: Balls to the Wall

When Jenni and Drew hit their 40s, Drew decides to build a ball pit in their house. Not for their kids -- for him. The splurge fulfills a lifelong dream of Drew's, but it also holds a lesson about marriage, self-care at middle age, and learning to live for the moment. Email us at

Sep 15, 2020
Season 4 Trailer: Love at Any Age

On Season 4 of Love Letters, host Meredith Goldstein explores love at every age — from the first stirrings of teenage infatuation to the hard-won lessons of the golden years. Universal stories about dating and relationships, coming September 15. Email us at or find us on Twitter @lovelettersblog.

Sep 01, 2020
Bonus: The O.G. Quarantine Couple

Kim and Glenn Schryver are experts at coupling in isolation. For more than a dozen years, the Schryvers have managed a remote mountain reservoir in the Rockies of Colorado. They go weeks without seeing anyone but each other. How do they do it? And what can they teach other couples who now find themselves in a similar position? ... For Season 4, we're looking for love lessons at all kinds of ages. Have a story you'd like to share? Email us at

Jun 09, 2020
Bonus: Love in the Time of Corona

Is he using the lockdown to ghost? Is it a good time to text your ex? Meredith invites her sister, Brette, onto the show to dish out advice to letter-writers dealing with pandemic-related relationship problems. Plus, their friend Nicole offers an intimate look at what it's like to date on FaceTime. How has COVID-19 affected your relationship? Email us at

Apr 16, 2020
Bonus: Take Me to 'The Lake House'

Meredith Goldstein talks to Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr about what to watch during stressful times, why people are drawn to disaster flicks, and the best rom-coms to screen right now -- including a Keanu Reeves-Sandra Bullock classic. What are you watching? Email us at

Apr 02, 2020
Check out Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet

Introducing Motherhood Sessions, a podcast from our friends at Gimlet. Motherhood Sessions features emotionally honest conversations about being a mom. In this episode, Dr. Alexandra Sacks sits down with a couple that hasn’t had sex in more than two years. On the surface, it seems like the birth of their son was the main cause of their loss of intimacy. But as Dr. Sacks digs deeper, it turns out that the couples’ sexual issues pre-date their child.

Mar 17, 2020
Bonus: Jia Tolentino on Not Getting Married

Jia Tolentino, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the essay collection "Truth Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion," joins Meredith to talk about how she knew she didn't want to get married. Have a story of your own? Email us at

Mar 10, 2020
S3E11: My Year of Magical Selfhood

Lisa was just 34 when her husband died suddenly of a heart condition. As she came to terms with her grief, she confronted questions she never thought she’d have to answer: How do you know when to move past mourning and date new people? How do you know you’re ready? … Have a story of your own? Email us at

Feb 04, 2020
S3E10: When Should You Have Sex?

If you want a new relationship to last, how long should you wait to sleep together? There’s an old adage that says three dates. But is that right? In today’s episode, we explore three takes on this question. Have a story of your own? Email us at

Jan 21, 2020
S3E9: A Hollywood Arrangement

Huda always knew her marriage would be supervised by her family. She accepted that, but she pined for romance: She wanted a love story worthy of the American rom-coms she grew up on. The question was, could she have both?... Have a story of your own? Email us at

Jan 07, 2020
S3E8: Mom's New Boyfriend

As a newly single mom, Lauren had to wrestle with two big questions. First, when to start dating again. Second, how and when to introduce her daughter to the men she was seeing. For Lauren -- and for anyone trying to date while raising kids -- the stakes can be quite high. Have a story of your own? Email us at

Dec 17, 2019
S3E7: Writing on the Wall

What do pierced nipples and “Silent Night” have in common? In today’s stories, both were signs that a relationship had run its course. Jordan had to accept that his marriage was over. Allison had to listen to her gut. Have a story of your own? Email us at

Dec 03, 2019
S3E6: Friends (Without) Benefits

Sometimes friendship is just friendship, and sometimes it’s meant to be more. But how do you know? Aubrey spent years trying to figure that out with a guy she calls The Singer. Could she learn to be comfortable with ambiguity? … Have a story of your own? Email us at

Nov 19, 2019
S3E5: Leave the Light On

Marlee and John’s relationship got serious fast after an a-ha moment at a Michigan bar. They got married and built a local arts community together. Ultimately, their marriage didn’t last. But their relationship did. Have a story of your own? Email us at

Nov 05, 2019
S3E4: Eat, Pray, Love, Eat

One night on a dark dance floor, Douglass Williams bumped into the woman who would change his life. Not just because they went on to get married and start a family together. She gave him a lifelong gift -- one he didn’t know he was looking for. Have a story to share? Email us at

Oct 22, 2019
Check out Hot and Bothered

Meredith was the special guest on this recent episode of “Hot and Bothered,” a podcast about reading – and writing – romance novels. Hear Meredith talk with host Vanessa Zoltan about paranormal romance and what we can learn from vampires, ghouls, and fairies in love. Email us at

Oct 15, 2019
S3E3: Too Big to Fail

Anna Sale, host of the podcast Death, Sex & Money, talks about the time a stressful couch purchase forced her and her boyfriend to reexamine their relationship. In time, they learned how to talk about money, and how to share a life together … Have a story of your own? Email us at

Oct 08, 2019
S3E2: Is Forever Forever?

Lance was certain he and his wife would be partners for life. But it would take years for Lance to truly understand himself. What happens when you make a big call about love at a young age? … Have a story of your own? Email us at

Sep 24, 2019
S3E1: Two Rings to Rule Them All

Elizabeth and Dave are two Austin musicians who initially sought different things from their relationship. In time, both knew they were meant to be together. But how? What did that “knowing” look like? … Have a story of your own? Email us at

Sep 24, 2019
Season 3 Trailer: How Do You Know?

How do you know when it’s true love? When to sleep together for the first time? When to leave someone? This season of Love Letters, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on a universal question: How do you know? Stories, confessions, expert advice, and more. Season 3 launches September 24. Email us at or tweet at us using #loveletterspodcast.

Sep 10, 2019
Check out The Moment (from Wondery)

Here’s a clip of a new show called The Moment, from our friends at Wondery. The Moment, hosted by newly engaged comedian and actress Ingrid Haas, tells stories about love, relationships, and dating in a fun, comedic way. You can find The Moment on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. Learn more at

Aug 27, 2019
Bonus Episode: Finding Love in the Comments
Jul 16, 2019
Bonus Episode: Love Letters Live
Jun 25, 2019
S2E10: Extreme Love
Jun 04, 2019
S2E9: Benchwarming
May 21, 2019
S2E8: Carpe Diem (or Matt Dorfman)
May 07, 2019
S2E7: Going for Broke
Apr 23, 2019
S2E6: Beware the Fairy Tales
Apr 09, 2019
S2E5: A Spark in the Darkness
Mar 26, 2019
S2E4: What Fresh Hell Is This?
Mar 12, 2019
S2E3: Single? Live Here!
Feb 26, 2019
S2E2: Take It Up with H.R.
Feb 12, 2019
S2E1: ‘He Doesn’t Look Odious’
Feb 12, 2019
Season 2 Trailer: How Do You Meet Someone?
Jan 29, 2019
Season 1 Trailer: Getting Over It
Jan 18, 2019
Bonus Episode: Camp Love
Aug 29, 2018
S1E8: The Friend Zone
May 08, 2018
S1E7: You've Got to Keep Living
May 01, 2018
S1E6: The Night I Became Roy Orbison
Apr 24, 2018
S1E5: 'I Feel Like It Was Fate'
Apr 17, 2018
S1E4: For Coffee, in Paris
Apr 10, 2018
S1E3: Cloudy with a Chance of Breakup
Apr 03, 2018
S1E2: Don't Look at the Cupcakes
Mar 27, 2018
S1E1: Getting Under to Get Over
Mar 20, 2018