Tag: Love (Emotion)

Tiny Love Stories: ‘How Come You Rarely Told Me You Loved Me?’

Come Back, Cat! One morning the cat didn’t come back. We searched for Lionel most of a summer. We thought his tabby coloring was unique, but we later found his look-a-likes around the corner, at shelters, online. Each time our hearts soared. Lionel! He had been a needed gift for our youngest child. We never […]

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reads ‘In a Charmed Life, a Road Less Traveled’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Driving to his family’s summer home in Rhode Island, Layng Martine Jr. was delayed by an awful accident. He took a back road to avoid traffic, unaware that he was passing by his wife’s car crash. […]

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She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals

“Stay here and guard the castle,” I would say to my dog, Dusty, every time I left our condo. Over the years, his eyes — one blue, one brown — had become washed with gray, his sight was failing, and his hips were becoming tight. He was hardly a guard dog. When I came home, […]

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Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — On a Monday afternoon in June 2017, Renee Holland was draped in an American flag at Philadelphia International Airport, waiting for a soldier she had befriended on Facebook. The married 56-year-old had driven two hours from Delaware to pick him up. Their blossoming online friendship had prompted her to send him […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I’ve Been Mostly Dead All Day’

Bye Bye “Family” Minivan The “family” minivan — that he said we needed, but that I should buy, for road trips to visit his son in Los Angeles, and his daughter in Santa Barbara, and to take our two boys camping and biking and skiing; the “family” minivan that he encouraged me to purchase just […]

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Jessica Walter Reads ‘At What Age Is Love Enthralling? 82’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When a man 30 years younger confessed his attraction, Sophy Burnham was surprised — even embarrassed. As an octogenarian, Ms. Burnham knew that sensuality does not just disappear with age, yet she still struggled to believe […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Will You Please Forgive Me?’

Second Time at the Hitching Post Almost 50 years ago, Sue and I hurriedly married to avoid the embarrassment of being unwed parents in seven months. The ceremony remains a blur but the declaration of “Until death do us part” was unforgettable. Five years and two children later, we divorced. A few months ago, I […]

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Zosia Mamet Reads ‘A Tattoo for the Living’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Finishing Thanksgiving dinner, Alana Dakin watched her boyfriend show off his new tattoo: the word “nobody” written in Greek down his forearm. Less than a week later, Ms. Dakin looked for photos of the same tattoo. […]

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When a Dating Dare Leads to Months of Soul Searching

At 2 a.m., two blocks from Chinatown, Sarah ended our first date by telling me that my race might be an issue. What was supposed to be a one-hour coffee date had evolved into a nine-hour marathon. From discussing the five love languages during dinner to telling stories about our exes at Coit Tower, we […]

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