Sunday, October 01, 2006


Synopsis of Fear of Feeling Loved

Marcia Anderson is starting a new chapter in her life. She has recently broken up with a long-term boyfriend, just completed her PhD, and is setting out for a teaching position in Tampa. The last thing she wants is a new relationship. But on the way to Tampa, she has a chance meeting with Jack Johnson, a handsome, buff, somewhat older man, who is to figure highly, perhaps too highly, in both her personal and professional life – a problematic admixture that poses anguish for her.

Over the next few weeks, as she puts together courses, gets to know her fellow teachers, and tries to settle in to her new environs, Marcia must wrestle with conflicting emotions and come to grips with lingering issues from previous relationships and her family. Fortunately she has a warm circle of new friends and old family members who provide not only insight and advice but also humor and fun as she struggles with many painful issues such as jealousy, anger, guilt and trust. Along the long journey through her first semester of teaching, a journey that takes her from rough biker bars to posh Key West restaurants, Marcia must confront her most basic fear – her fear of feeling loved.