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Single Parent Survey now up for next Love Factually book!

Wise Readers~

Did you know?  Over 25% of American children are being raised by at least one parent who is not partnered.  But even though single parenting is common, when it comes to dating they’re all too often given the same advice and resources as non-parents.  If you are, have been, or were raised by a single parent, you know that dating after children is simply not the same.

This survey is for everyone who is a single parent looking for love; has been in that situation; or who was raised by one or more parents in that situation.  


Your anonymous answers will be used to shape the first science-based book to take single parents through every phase of dating, making sure it includes what you want to know, and incorporates experiences important to you.   Dr. Duana Welch—relationship science expert/author/coach and former single mom—is currently writing this book.  As with her first book Love Factually, this one will use science to address every stage of dating; but this one will specifically cover issues and topics relevant to finding and keeping love for single parents.  

Thank you very much for your wisdom and help, and for sharing this with others.



Free Love Science Class Coming to Eugene Oregon for One Day Only

Wise Readers,

Want to attend a free mini-class on love science? Come to the Eugene Public Library’s downtown branch on Saturday, November 19, at 3:00.

You’ll get to ask questions (anonymously if preferred), learn information about your relationships, and understand the place that science can have in creating better, happier, more loving relationships for everyone—taught by the person who literally wrote the book on it.  

Here’s the description from the EPL website: 

“This is a lively talk by author Dr. Duana Welch based on her book “Love Factually,” the first book that uses science rather than opinion to take men and women through every stage of dating, from before they meet until they decide to commit. 

“Learn surprising ways that biology, chemistry, and cognition influence emotions and interpersonal relationships.

“When it comes to medicine, physics, and other important topics, people expect that science is the foundation of reliable information. But when it comes to love, most people accept fact-free advice as the only option. Discover the findings of more than 60 years of science on how people choose and maintain a healthy, happy, lifelong partnership.

“Dr. Duana Welch specializes in applying social science research to real-life relationship issues. She has been a professor at universities in Florida, California, and Texas, and writes and consults for Psychology Today, eHarmony, and Redbook.”

Here is the link to detailed information: https://www.eugene-or.gov/Calendar.aspx…

See you there!


The Best Part of My Job is wedding invitations

Wise Readers: the very best part of my job is receiving notes and photos like these.  Thank you to Jeremy and Karla for letting me be part of your journey, and congratulations to you both on your upcoming marriage.  Wishing you a lifetime of mutual support, friendship, and love!


Love Factually to be published globally in Spanish, Japanese

Wise Readers, 

Two major publishers—Planeta and Shasta—have contracted to publish and globally distribute Love Factually in Spanish and Japanese, respectively.  You can learn more here:




Pacific Northwest authors, publishers coming to Florence Festival of Books this 9/23 and 9/24

Wise Readers,

For those of you who love to read (and that’s all of you, right?), you are cordially invited to the Florence Festival of Books this Friday, 9/23 and Saturday, 9/24: