Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Sixty-Six: Can Love Survive a Terminal Illness? feat. Alison Acheson

In this episode Mica and Alison tackle questions like: is it possible to maintain romance in a relationship where one partner is dying? What’s it like to re-fall in love with your spouse? What is a soul? And is there anything to glean from cliches like “live in the moment”?

Alison Acheson is a writer and teacher whose latest book, Dance Me to the End, is a memoir of her time caregiving her husband, Marty, through ALS. In this episode Mica and Alison tackle questions like: is it possible to maintain romance in a relationship where one partner is dying? What’s it like to re-fall in love with your spouse? What is a soul? And is there anything to glean from cliches like “live in the moment”? We also discuss viral trends (remember the ice buck challenge?) as a means for raising awareness. Are they effective or are they fuelled primarily by online ego? Both?

Also, good news: Alison’s book is out October 8th. Available online and at fine bookstores everywhere!

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