I’m Getting Married, Mom. Please Cry.

Entering marriage as your mother leaves it can create an emotional disconnect.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #weddings-and-engagements

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Be Grateful We Have Different Last Names’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

Our Kinder, Gentler, Nobody-Moves-Out Divorce

When the end of a marriage means living on separate floors of the same house.

#children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Long After My Ex Had Stopped Caring’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

The Benefits of Bickering in Marriage

A relationship is a shared story, even if it’s hard to agree on the details.

#drought, #floods, #love-emotion, #marriages

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Chased Her Shamelessly’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

Tiny Love Stories for the New Year: Fresh Starts and New Beginnings

This week, instead of the usual essay, we’re ushering in the new year with eight Tiny Love Stories about fresh starts.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

What to Do With Your Bad Holiday Gifts

These objects haunt us; there’s no returning them, not really.

#christmas, #families-and-family-life, #gifts, #love-emotion

‘The Nutcracker’ and the Sex Tape

A holiday story about passion and other adhesives (and an ugly Christmas sweater).

#christmas, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Nobody Knows I’m a Lesbian’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

A Love Language Spoken With Hands

For a deaf man used to broken promises, a video message delivers a fresh start.

#dating-and-relationships, #deafness, #love-emotion, #sign-language

Vicente Fernández Knew His Way Around Your Broken Heart

First breakups. Final goodbyes. For generations, Mr. Fernández, who died on Sunday, provided a soundtrack for moments of anguish and heartache, and a pathway to healing.

#dating-and-relationships, #fernandez-vicente, #love-emotion, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #university-of-texas-at-san-antonio

Tiny Love Stories: ‘A Child I’ll Never Meet’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #poetry-and-poets

My Not-So-Secret Admirer

Sometimes you just need a dose of love and validation to get you through the day. And who better to give it to you than yourself?

#love-emotion

‘I Would Give Anything to Hold Their Hands Again’

A husband and wife find a way to talk to their young sons about an unspeakable event.

#deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Felt Desire Overshadow Fear’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #eczema, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny

Was She Just Another Nicely Packaged Pain Delivery System?

I had been burned too badly to believe in love. And yet, believe I did.

#dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #love-emotion, #wines

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Your Husband Will Probably Leave You Now’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

Swimming Upstream in Heels and Skinny Pants

If I were a salmon, I would die for my child. As a human being, I wish I could have.

#love-emotion, #miscarriages, #parenting, #salmon

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Forced Cinderella to Scrub the Stage Floor’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

He Cared About Me, So I Broke Up With Him

When you’re used to the roller-coaster emotions of bad relationships, it can be hard to believe in anything else.

#dating-and-relationships, #disabilities, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Only Sort of Hope He’s Happy’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

Theirs Is a ‘Traditional Untraditional’ Union

The Tony Award-winning actor Daisy Eagan and her husband Kurt Bloom, who are in an open relationship, share how they designed a marriage that works for them.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages

The Manny Diaries

Chapter one: This job is hard. Chapter two: Leaving it is harder.

#black-people, #child-care, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘His Skin Against Mine’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

The Curious Tale of Mr. Kale

He was everything I expected and wanted. So why hasn’t he returned to Whole Foods?

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Tiny Love Stories: ‘With You, I Can Be a New Person’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #parenting, #wheelchairs

A Stranger Looked Like My Twin. That Was Just the Beginning.

How a family secret was unraveled by 23andMe.

#23andme, #families-and-family-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘At the Halloween Party, Anxious to Go Home’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #halloween, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #online-dating

Two Wrongs Don’t Make Mr. Right

He wanted to get really serious really fast, which felt good until it didn’t.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Has Time to Feel All Day?’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

How a Missing Sock Changed My Life

Not the sock itself, but a note attached to the sock. (Actually, the guy who wrote the note.)

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages

Tiny Love Stories: ‘An Idyllic Trip to Salvage Our Romance’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

How One Woman Fell In Love Again After 80

For Phyllis Raphael, 86, a chance meeting on the street turned into a get-together. Then came a date. A second and third followed. So did a love affair.

#dating-and-relationships, #elderly, #love-emotion, #nevertoolate2021, #phyllis-raphael

The One Thing We Couldn’t Talk About

When the bad news finally arrived, neither one of us — dear friends for 60 years — knew what to say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Couldn’t Stop Ourselves’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

We Wanted to Split Up. OkCupid Had Other Ideas.

Did we really want to throw away 98 percent compatibility?

#dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #love-emotion, #marriages, #online-dating

Driving the Stake Through Emotional Vampires

How a visit to a love shaman helped put an end to draining relationships.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #love-emotion, #vampires

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Conversation Is Great Foreplay’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

Remote Work Gave Us a Life Together. Now What?

When a return to the office threatens a relationship.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

How to Spot a Love Addict

Experts question whether we can describe a toxic relationship the way we talk about gambling or alcohol. But some have found that framework to be a helpful step in the road to freedom.

#addiction-psychology, #dating-and-relationships, #emotions, #love-emotion, #single-persons, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance

Tiny Love Stories: ‘My Body Told a Different Story’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

Hearing His Voice Changed Everything

I never knew my father. Did he know me?

#adoptions, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘The Most Beautiful Man I Had Ever Seen’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

An Anxious Person Tries to Be Chill

Spoiler: It doesn’t work (until she stops trying).

#alcohol-abuse, #buddhism, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #single-persons

From a Sale, Lace Undergarments, Never Worn

My mother told me if I didn’t marry by 25, I would end up “on the shelf.” Still single at 36, I’m learning to appreciate the view.

#love-emotion, #marriages, #muslims-and-islam, #single-persons

Why My Daughter Got (Temporarily) Married at 13

Having been shamed about my sexuality when I was young, I was determined, as a mother, to celebrate my child’s romantic wishes.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #muslims-and-islam, #parenting, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Laughed Out Loud to Nobody in Particular’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

The Best of Tiny Love Stories

These true stories, each no more than 100 words, pack a punch. We gathered 10 of the most powerful to give you a boost.

#children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #parenting

It’s Time to Talk About ‘Hard Things’

Welcome to the world of Anna Sale — the host of “Death, Sex & Money” — where the topics that are the most painful to talk about are also the ripest for discussion.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #sale-anna