Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home is the true story of a California couple on the brink of divorce who unexpectedly find love again on the Italian Riviera.
Tired of each other and completely disillusioned with married life, Susan and Tim Pohlman are wrapping up a business trip in Italy. They have just one day left to spend together with no agenda before they go home to California, to start divorce proceedings and finally move onto separate lives.
But during their last day as they walked along the Italian Riviera, Tim fantasized aloud that, perhaps, they could live there. Susan initially dismissed the notion as nonsense, but found herself inexplicably overwhelmed with a desire to give the marriage another try. Defying all logic, the couple found a school for their children and signed a lease for an apartment. Their therapist called it “an elaborate scheme of avoidance at best.”
But maybe, Susan thought, a life in such a charmed setting could help them find their way back to each other.
Halfway to Each Other is the remarkable true story of a family who traded their breakneck Los Angeles pace for a slower, relaxed life, and in the process, found abundant room for adventure and love. This is a book to be savored and enjoyed, perfect for that rainy weekend or evenings in front of the fireplace.
Open and honest, Pohlman shares the struggles she faces as she and her husband work to reconnect and save their marriage. It is difficult to leave life as you know it behind and simplify everything so that you can spend time with the people you love. Susan and Tim’s story is one of hope and hard work.
Susan’s descriptive writing brings the reader to the Italian Riviera, where you want to just slow down and enjoy life. This true story is easy to relate to because all relationships have their stresses and strains. I recommend you pick up a copy of Halfway to Each Other, step away from your busy life, and enjoy tis great book.