Ann Jonas and Scott Ducharme

They both needed to get out of a tailspin. This should help.

By LOIS SMITH BRADY Marcia Pobzeznik contributed reporting from Newport, R.I.

IN March 2008, Ann Jonas moved from Palm Beach, Fla., to Manhattan, newly divorced, 28 and shellshocked. It was not a nasty divorce (“It was like, ‘You take that, I’ll take this,’” she said), but it was disorienting. “I was lost and meeting all the...

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