Are you seeking devoted love from a good man?
Are you an accomplished woman who feels good about her life, but would truly like devoted love from a good man who appreciates you and matches your enthusiasm for life?
I was that woman…
Throughout my life I have taken on the challenge of living the fullest and most contributing life possible
But there were many moments when this did not seem possible, especially when I was a young single mother, without a career direction.
It’s inevitable that life will force you to face challenges and transitions that are seemingly unsolvable.
I knew that this is the one life I had to live, and that if there was something that could be learned that would make my life great, I wanted to learn that.
So I dedicated myself to transforming my life:
- from sadness as a single mother to great joy as a wife and matriarch of a large and expanding family.
- from not knowing where to work and contribute my talents to being a global consultant, coach, and professor of leadership.
At age 29, I committed to developing myself to make the largest contribution possible with my life. With two children under the age of five and very little child support, I embarked on what would become a seven-year journey of earning my masters and then doctoral degrees from Harvard.
Mine was not an easy path, but it has enabled the rest of my life’s work to be one of joy and contribution. I discovered my purpose, which was to “teach leadership”, and did that for more then 30 years in both the business and public health sectors around the world. Now my purpose is to help successful women find the love they deserve.
No matter how far behind we may be feeling, there are still enormous opportunities available if we reach out to find them.
Calling in a True Partnership
After ending a marriage in my late 50’s, I was left with mixed feelings including relief, and fear about the future. To face the challenge of getting back on my feet to call in healthy happy love, I was inspired to work with Katherine Woodward Thomas, best selling author of Calling in “The One™.”
While going through the “Calling in “The One™” coaching program, I became aware of my old beliefs and excessive care taking behaviors. I did not believe a partner would take care of me in a mutual way.
Through this transformational work I learned to take on a new identity in love: that I am “deeply worthy of a love and respect from a caring man”. I set an intention to bring that kind man into my life. In my online profile I wrote that I wanted someone who was, “proud of his accomplishments in work and family” (as I was.) I wanted my match.
After dating and meeting many men over two years, I met Marc.
Marc is kind, adventurous and dependable. Introducing him to my family and friends, six weeks after we started dating, at my 60th birthday party was incredible. I had found someone who could be respected by and relate well with my family and friends. He won my heart that day.
We married when I was sixty-two with our seven grown children as witnesses.
I no longer need to use excessive care taking behaviors because my husband is an incredibly kind, caring and competent man. We care for each other and are on a great adventure: creating a wonderful life together.
I’ve learned that healthy supportive love supports you to live the life you were meant to live.
No matter how old we are or what we have been through we can learn to create healthy happy relationships.
Dr. Joan Bragar is the author of Never Too Late for Love: The Successful Woman’s Guide to Online Dating in the Second Half of Life.
She works with Katherine Woodward Thomas, the family therapist and New York Times best selling author of Calling in the One, and Conscious Uncoupling to design and develop The True Love Awakening transformational programs.
Joan is a certified relationship coach who helps women to find happy healthy love in the second half of life. She was happily married at age sixty-two to Marc, whom she met on Match.com. They are living a full life in Florida and Boston, working, staying fit, and enjoying their many children and grandchildren.
She has worked as a professor of leadership at Boston University and as an executive coach to business owners at Harvard Business School.
Joan earned her AB, EdM and EdD degrees from Harvard University. She has taught leadership around the world in universities, businesses, and health ministries. The leadership practices and programs that she led are documented in her book, Leading for Results.
Listen to my latest interview: The Successful Woman’s Guide to Online Dating in the 2nd Half of Life
By Sandy Weiner
My podcast guest, Dr. Joan Bragar, divorced when she was in her late fifties. She wanted to be in a committed relationship, so she learned how to date online successfully and found a loving husband. She shares this knowledge with her clients and readers of her book, Never Too Late for Love! The Successful Woman’s Guide to Online Dating in the Second Half of Life.
Let’s move Past the Blocks Keeping You
From the Intimate Supportive
Relationship You Desire
Through our most recent coaching sessions, I started to realize that my thoughts are creating my world and the life that I am living in. The statement that we created in the last session together 'I am at peace and others love me exactly the way I am' is very powerful. I started to become aware of how often I am telling myself that others would not like me for who I am and I have to do more or be better so that others will love me. Only after I quiet down that inner voice, I am at peace with myself and others, and I can truly experience life.
Thank you very much for your coaching, Joan, as always!
Calling in “The One”™
Joan’s coaching made a huge difference in becoming more aware of myself and how I approached relationships. I am learning that when dating I don’t have to do all of the work. If a man really likes me he will make the appropriate moves towards me.
Senior Scientist looking for love
Working with Joan helped me get clear about what I wanted in a relationship. She really helped me to focus and get present to what I want and deserve in a partnership.
Recently divorced mother of a teenage son.
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