“The Time Traveler’s Wife”

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We met each other through the college network on Facebook. One night, we talked about our favorite books. I mentioned mine was the “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and how I wish I could find a hardcover of it. A week later, I received a package. It was a limited edition hardcover of the book. We’d known each other only three weeks but I was already falling.


Postscript: It’ll be our two-year anniversary in ten days.

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“Hate you”

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When we first met and everyone thought we had known one other for years. We finished each other’s sentences (obscure ones too). Both of us had just of bad relationships, and we didn’t think that we had the capacity to love anyone ever again. I’m a self admitted commitment-phobe. It was love when were parting ways and we would say, “Hate you.” I realized that I didn’t want to ever hate anyone else ever again.


Postscript: Still going strong, we’re moving to Hawaii later this year.

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We already knew we loved each other, but we were reading It Was Love When the book, and I grabbed one of his used nose tissues to wipe my tears. I didn’t care. I knew this relationship should stay a thing. (We’ve been dating 2 years)

— Zoe

Postscript: Planning on engagement in about two years.

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“Never Over”

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1940: sophomores in high school — I invited him on a moonlight cruise on Lake Michigan and instant love on first date. Seven years later, including WWII overseas, we married.


Postscript: Eight children later and a long goodbye next to him in the hospital, he went with the angels to God. A marvelous long love story — never over.

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“Elementary Sweethearts”

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In 5th grade we dated for several months, but we were young and naive.

Fast forward. Senior year we had a class together, and we both were in longtime relationships. We talked all the time. They broke up, and we talked even more. When my boyfriend and I fought he was there, comforting me saying it would be OK, wiping my tears. Anything I needed, he was there in a second. After an entire year of be an amazing friend, my sad excuse for a man broke up with me, and I finally realized my amazing friend was the love of my life.


Postscript: we’ve been together six months, and we are going to get married and be in love for the rest of our lives. He is my prince and makes me feel like a princess.

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“True Blue Chicago”

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I fell in love with my husband when he put my bicycle in a taxi cab during the Chicago riots of 1968. This was our first meeting.


Postscript: We have been married for 41 years, and our daughter was a scholarship recipient of the 19th Century Charitable Association.

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“An Old Friend”

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Very soon after starting to date my husband, I suspected that we would marry. It’s not that the infatuation was more intense than in other relationships. It was just a sense of recognizing my husband, as if I were walking down the street and happened to run into an old friend.


Postscript: We have been married for 19 years.

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