Alone: A Love Story

Alone: A Love Story

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Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir by Michelle Parise. With candour and humour, Michelle delves into the deepest, darkest aspects of her divorce and her new life as a part-time parent, part-time partier.


Forza, coraggio and an update: Bonus
Apr 27 • 4 min
It’s okay to grieve when things are beyond our control. Michelle Parise shares words of wisdom for these uncertain times. Plus, some news! “Alone: A Love Story” is now a book.
Introducing Asking For It
Mar 12 • 25 min
From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace, Asking For It is a queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner…
Chapter 28: Love after Love
Feb 11, 2019 • 35 min
Spiderman, a sexy cowboy, and making my way out of the wild, wild wood.
Chapter 27: Blow Away
Feb 10, 2019 • 27 min
Cloud 9, flight school, flying high. Then a sudden change of altitude.
Chapter 26: Caution
Feb 9, 2019 • 22 min
Carpenter ants, cotton candy and a passionate declaration from The Man With the White Shirt.
Chapter 25: Lost
Feb 8, 2019 • 25 min
Cold legs, wanderlust and living by the tides.
Chapter 24: Falling
Feb 7, 2019 • 30 min
The edge of despair, The Husband becomes a dandy, and the trouble with truth and trust.
Chapter 23: In Dreams
Feb 6, 2019 • 25 min
PDA in NYC, running in circles and sex as ceasefire.
Chapter 22: Variations
Feb 5, 2019 • 27 min
Marking time, my territory and my biological clock.
Chapter 21: Courage
Feb 4, 2019 • 27 min
The first episode of the third season. A frightening encounter, a beautiful road trip and a new chapter in my life.
Get hygge with the final season of Alone: A Love Story
Jan 30, 2019 • 2 min
Michelle Parise invites you to get cozy with the final season of Alone: A Love Story on February 5th.
I Should Sleep But I Don’t Sleep: Bonus
Jan 18, 2019 • 5 min
A drifter in her own life: Michelle Parise shares a poignant scene that was cut from the upcoming season.
The Thing About the Heart & Maps: Bonus
Dec 20, 2018 • 5 min
A rundown heart and a road map for life: Michelle Parise shares two more scenes from the Season 3 cutting room floor.
Fireworks & So Many Maybes: Bonus
Nov 27, 2018 • 6 min
Explosive love, beef brisket and “f—k yes!” Michelle Parise shares two scenes from the cutting room floor.
Introducing The Horror of Dolores Roach, a new scripted fiction podcast from Gimlet
Oct 30, 2018 • 28 min
A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. Listen to the first episode of Gimlet’s new scripted fiction podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale.
Coming Soon, Season 3 of Alone: A Love Story
Oct 11, 2018 • 4 min
The final season of Alone: A Love Story by Michelle Parise arrives February 2019. Until then, here’s a tease of what’s to come.
Chapter 20: Someone Good
Apr 13, 2018 • 20 min
Tarot cards, Lou Reed’s bookend and a serpent eating its own tail…
Chapter 19: So It Goes
Apr 12, 2018 • 22 min
U2, unicorns, a journey to the red hills and the curse of Drew Barrymore…
Chapter 18: He Exists
Apr 11, 2018 • 28 min
Begging God for a boyfriend, a man in a white shirt, floating on Cloud 9 and Destiny’s Child…
Chapter 17: The Lonely
Apr 10, 2018 • 27 min
Bob Dylan’s curse, what lonely feels like and a visit with the matchmaker…
Chapter 16: Sidelines
Apr 9, 2018 • 26 min
A favourite lover, the divorce office, a crazy request and a (not so sure) sure thing…
Chapter 15: The New World
Apr 8, 2018 • 27 min
Dancing, being Italian, a man in the kitchen and advice from an ex-husband…
Chapter 14: Adrift
Apr 7, 2018 • 28 min
Springsteen, breaking the one and done policy, The Bad Ones and an orphan Christmas…
Chapter 13: The Saddest Optimist
Apr 6, 2018 • 27 min
Princess Leia, part-time parenting, the invisible thread and music in the MRI…
Chapter 12: Half-Life
Apr 5, 2018 • 27 min
Hookup culture, the paradox of choice, a cute/crazy guy and love off the coast of Newfoundland…
Chapter 11: Hold It Together
Apr 4, 2018 • 22 min
Sex, sailboats and a Dark ‘n Stormy. Season 2 kicks off with first times and quantum leaps…
Alone: A Love Story Season 2
Feb 14, 2018 • 2 min
No matter how many times love kicks her in the shins, Michelle won’t give up hope. Stick with her. Season 2 of Alone: A Love Story launches April 4.
Chapter 10: Forza
Sep 30, 2017 • 24 min
Michelle goes to Italy to be with the people that are, and the place that is, her anchor. The sea, soil and family ground her, and a new bond is made with her father. She returns to Canada with her life a big question mark.
Chapter 9: Freedom
Sep 29, 2017 • 22 min
Michelle looks to superconnector friends to help her re-enter the world as a single person. Late nights and spontaneity reawaken parts of her she didn’t realize were dormant.
Chapter 8: Left and leaving
Sep 28, 2017 • 22 min
Michelle and The Husband pack up their house together, dismantling 12 years in two months. They move out and into two apartments across the street from one another, committed to raising their daughter together.
Chapter 7: Protection
Sep 27, 2017 • 20 min
In the first weeks after The Bomb, friends, family, co-workers and strangers show kindness and support, and The Husband has a revelation about kindness too.
Chapter 6: Fallout
Sep 24, 2017 • 21 min
In the wake of The Bomb, Michelle becomes a shell of her former self, and slowly spirals down, deeper and deeper into grief and straight into the arms of the monster, Loneliness.
Chapter 5: The bomb
Sep 23, 2017 • 17 min
By the time the baby is four, The Husband has become a stranger in his own home. There are arguments and few answers as to why. One day, Michelle finds a tell-tale umbrella and soon after, she’s hit with the bomb called Affair.
Chapter 4: Impossible to see
Sep 22, 2017 • 29 min
Michelle struggles with the isolation of maternity leave and emptiness sets in as she feels less and less like herself. Just as she’s about to return to work, there’s a surprising event and everything changes again.
Chapter 3: The feelings I don’t feel
Sep 21, 2017 • 19 min
The first four years of marriage are a happy, love-drunk time until The Husband delivers an ultimatum. Michelle reluctantly (at first) gets pregnant, and everything starts to change in her — physically and mentally.
Chapter 2: Why not?
Sep 20, 2017 • 21 min
The relationship with The Scientist proves harder than expected, and yet he surprise-proposes right when a huge world tragedy occurs. Michelle says yes, starting a chain of compromises as they plan a wedding and get married.
Chapter 1: Not if, how
Sep 19, 2017 • 19 min
On the cusp of her 39th birthday, recently divorced Michelle struggles with a complicated new romance. A drunken tarot card reading returns her to 1999, when she first met The Scientist (soon to be The Husband) and all was filled with promise.
Coming September 19
Aug 29, 2017 • 2 min
With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone. The series is available Sept. 19.