Is This What You Wanted: Things Cohenites Like Most About Leonard Cohen: The Women In His Life

Introduction: Things Cohenites Like Most About Leonard Cohen

The paradoxical popularity of Things Cohenites Don’t Like About Leonard Cohen has prompted a consideration of a decade of writing about Leonard on my own sites and turns posting on LeonardCohenForum, Facebook fan groups, YouTube, and the official Leonard Cohen Facebook page, to determine1 which aspects of Leonard Cohen’s life and work are most favored by fans.

Note: For the purpose of this series, I’ve eliminated what could be described as “breaking news,” e.g., announcements about album releases, tours, books, etc.

#2 The Women In Leonard Cohen’s Life

Leonard Cohen’s romantic relationships with women comprise the second most popular category of posts, whether the content consists of Leonard’s words about the connection with a woman, the woman’s observations about Leonard, collaborations, photos…

Below are a handful of representative posts about Leonard Cohen and his long term amorous relationships:


Dominique Issermann


Rebecca De Mornay

Suzanne Elrod

More Things Cohenites Like Most About Leonard Cohen

#3 Spiritual Themes
#2 The Women In His Life
#1 Photos

Credit Due Department: Photo of Leonard Cohen’s final bow at the Dec 12, 2010 Las Vegas show atop this post taken by J.S. Carenza III. Photo of Dominique Issermann by Dominique BOILE.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted June 9, 2018.


  1. “Determine” connotes observations on my part that lack rigid, scientific statistical verification but which I am am convinced – and on which I would wager significant sums of cash – are accurate []

One thought on “Is This What You Wanted: Things Cohenites Like Most About Leonard Cohen: The Women In His Life

  1. I am not surprised these post were popular. The woman in Leonard’s life were fascinating people and their own right. Of all of his relationships the one with Rebecca De Mornay fascinated me the most.
    However I was more interested in Leonard Cohen’s ability to articulate the Zeitgeist and his reports about his explorations of the landscapes of the collective interior. Also his prophecies – although I wonder whether some of these were grounded in his ability to identify trends early, and an ability to project his discoveries from the “Zeitgeist” and “landscapes” into the future.


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