Living the Second Act is an online publication for women
who are celebrating life in their 40s and 50s.

And Then She Got A Tattoo

She came to me again at some point and pleaded her case further, believing that the tattoo she wanted and the reasoning behind it would soften me. Her dad died when she was 12. What she was proposing was a small tattoo, on the inside of her arm, of his very recognizable signature.

read more

The Struggle Coming From Abject Poverty

I was a wounded and frightened child trying to live an adult life. After a year I wanted to have a baby, after all when you are finishing up your last year in high school, and a successful year at that, and you have outgrown the party scene, the next logical step would be to start a family.

read more

The Weekly Ritual Of My Card Table

So that card table and those four hours every week have come to represent the state of my life. Tuesday nights at my house is filled with gossip, idle chatter, political commentary and the status of our favorite sports teams.

read more

What’s My Name?

It is every parent’s worst nightmare.A college student mistakenly gets into a car which she thought was her Uber and the driver murders her. It is almost impossible to wrap your head around.

read more


Dating Advice (or any kind of advice) from Wendy Wiener.

Wendy has a very unique and humorous perspective on dating and would really like to hear from you. Send in your dating questions using the form below and stay tuned to see her responses on our ‘Ask Wendy’ Column.

Your email will not be shared with our audience.
This is the name that will be seen by our readers.
Ask Wendy anything for a fresh perspective on dating!

Note: Wendy is not a licensed Therapist but you won’t want to miss her old-soul, time-tested, well-experienced advice!

You can find Wendy’s informative and entertaining articles on dating here!