A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman - Chapter 14, Safe Harbor Summary & Analysis

Joan Anderson
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Chapter 14, Safe Harbor Summary

After the rest of the family left, Joan's older son and his wife stayed with her for a little while longer, before embarking on a long bicycling trip that they were taking together. Joan knew that she would miss their company, but she was looking forward to getting her life, and her solitude back. Still, she missed the companionship of marriage, and was surprised to realize how much she missed having a sex life. Joan thought about how she still wanted her marriage to succeed, even after so much time alone, but she was only interested if her husband would meet her half-way. She knew that her marriage had lost its sense of balance because she was always putting the needs of others before her own and they were happy to let her do it.

Inspired by her son and his wife, Joan...

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