Stanton recalls a relationship with one young man she still calls the love of her life.
However, neither of them saw it coming for a long time.
In a step that was unusual at the time, Stanton sought a divorce, then went to graduate school in journalism.
She began as a general assignment arts writer and a rock and film critic, and soon became a daily television columnist.
"At one point, I tutored Chris and remember being impressed at how witty this kid was, how capable, and what a good writer he was," says Woolston.
"Later, we had an assignment where we were both the graders for one teacher, and that was spectacularly fun.