Could I Forgive Him One Last Time?

When her ex-husband became terminally ill, she had a difficult choice to make. Over a decade later, her decision still resonates.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #parenting

How to Find the One

After swooning at the interracial couple in “Bend It Like Beckham,” she knew how she wanted her romantic life to unfold. But the future had other plans.

#bend-it-like-beckham-movie, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #pakistan, #race-and-ethnicity

The Shame Game

He considered himself a “toothfish,” carefully curating his dating profile to hide the gaps in his teeth.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #teeth-and-dentistry, #young-damon-1978

What’s the Most Unusual Place You Have Ever Gone on a Date?

Share your story with the Modern Love Podcast, and you may be featured in a future episode.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

Modern Love Podcast: A Mother’s Secret

He always thought his father was the only one at fault. Until one day, deep into adulthood, his mother asked him if they could go on a walk.

#akhtar-ayad, #love-emotion, #marriages, #pakistan

The Prayer We Need Isn’t at the 50-Yard Line

It offends me to see sanctimonious public prayer in any circumstance; yet, how do people who believe entirely in science and reason also believe that prayer can heal and restore?

#jesus-christ, #kennedy-v-bremerton-school-district, #love-emotion, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #supreme-court-us

Modern Love Podcast: Left to Be Found

Two women share their adoption stories — one a daughter, and the other a mother.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #hong-kong, #love-emotion, #women-and-girls

Modern Love Podcast: Only With Distance

After a horrible divorce, they managed to develop a fragile friendship in their 80s.

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

Father’s Day Can be Hard. Here’s How to Handle the Holiday.

For people grieving a loss or facing thoughts “about what could have been or what may never be,” there are ways to find solace.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #fathers-day, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #men-and-boys

A Younger Man

She had a clear vision for the next phase of her life. Dating across an age gap was not part of the plan.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

Logan Ury Says You’re Dating All Wrong

From her Oakland commune, a dating coach has made a big business out of her data-driven approach to modern romance.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages, #online-dating, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #single-persons

Modern Love Podcast: Marriage Classes at Guantánamo

Learning about love from his fellow detainees gave a young Yemeni man hope.

#audio-positive-escape, #dating-and-relationships, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #love-emotion, #marriages, #weddings-and-engagements, #yemen

I Married the Wrong Person, and I’m So Glad I Did

I want to normalize significant periods of confusion, exhaustion, grief and unfulfillment in marriage.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #internal-sub-only-nl, #love-emotion, #marriages, #waite-linda-j

Modern Love Podcast: One Man’s Trash

Listen to a story about a man who couldn’t understand his feelings — until he decided to get rid of his couch.

#dating-and-relationships, #furniture, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #podcasts

Books About Death and Grief Can Bring Hope

The saddest stories can show us how full of grace the fallen world can be.

#books-and-literature, #death-and-dying, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #what-we-wish-were-true-book, #writing-and-writers

How Love Changes Your Brain

In her new book, Stephanie Cacioppo, a neuroscientist, delves into romance, loss and human connection as she writes of her love story with her husband.

#brain, #dating-and-relationships, #loneliness, #love-emotion, #norepinephrine-hormone, #university-of-chicago

The Loneliness of the Locked-Down Single Mother

Having a job, a child and no help during a pandemic can take a toll — but also forge a special bond.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #love-emotion, #single-parents

Modern Love Podcast: First Love Mixtape, Side B

Listeners from around the world shared their teenage anthems. From Nat King Cole to One Direction, these are the songs that filled their adolescent hearts with longing and passion.

#audio-positive-escape, #audio-positive-happy, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #music, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Never Asked; He Never Explained’

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

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #parenting, #passover, #shoes-and-boots, #taxation

‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories

These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #memory, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Closing Up Shop on a Marriage

When the last thing you share is your pharmacy rewards account.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #duane-reade-drugstores, #love-emotion, #marriages

Modern Love Podcast: A Couple Walks Into City Hall

In a year crowded with weddings, we listen to a snapshot of those tying the knot the no-frills way.

#city-hall-park-manhattan-ny, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #weddings-and-engagements

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Quietly, Foolishly Eloped’

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

#dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jams-and-jellies, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

The Dentist Who Treated My Divorce

When in pain, it helps to know someone who has experience treating it.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #love-emotion, #marriages, #teeth-and-dentistry

How Married ‘Bachelor’ Couples Make It Work. Yes, Some Are Still Together.

As “The Bachelor” franchise enters its 20th year, still-married couples who met on that show and “The Bachelorette” discuss how they’ve built lasting relationships.

#love-emotion, #marriages, #television, #the-bachelor-tv-program, #the-bachelorette-tv-program, #weddings-and-engagements

Modern Love Podcast: Right Swipes, Big City

A young woman with a prosthetic leg navigates dating apps in New York City.

#amputation, #audio-positive-escape, #audio-positive-happy, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #new-york-city, #online-dating, #prostheses

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Our Most Mundane Conversations Became Contentious’

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

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

The First (and Last) Time She Didn’t Come Home

My sister and I searched for clues in our mother’s desk — and in her life — for why she left us and this world.

#depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #flowers-and-plants, #love-emotion, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

All in the Game of Love

Over crosswords, Rubik’s Cubes or Scrabble, these couples bonded through their shared love of puzzles and games.

#bullock-jessie-crossword-constructor, #cards-and-card-games, #crossword-puzzles, #dating-and-relationships, #games, #love-emotion, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #scrabble-game, #trudeau-ross-crossword-constructor

Modern Love Podcast: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

As a closeted teen, he turned to romantic comedies for connection. Over a decade later, he still feels he’s lagging behind.

#audio-positive-escape, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #love-emotion, #movies, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Tiny Love Stories: ‘The Empty City Was Our Playground’

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

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

On (Not) Wasting My Time With a Younger Man

We had no future together, so why not fall completely in love?

#dating-and-relationships, #eugene-ore, #love-emotion

Modern Love Podcast: A Mother’s Wild, Extravagant Love

She couldn’t be physically present for her daughter’s life. But she found a way to be there, still.

#dating-and-relationships, #death-and-dying, #gifts, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

Tiny Love Stories: ‘It’s Hard to Tell Family About Sex, Love or Money’

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

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

When My Heart Broke, My Father Used Google to Save Me

And soon after, I told both of my parents who I really am.

#heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lagos-nigeria, #love-emotion

Modern Love Podcast: Beyond Girlfriend-Boyfriend

For one Black woman, embracing polyamory has allowed her to “experience the expansiveness of love.”

#audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-positive-escape, #black-people, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Really Didn’t Want to Hurt Her’

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

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

Becoming a Woman Without Her

In my mother’s absence, I’m learning how to construct a sense of self — and femininity — from fragments, friends, music and memories.

#barnard-college, #children-and-childhood, #love-emotion, #women-and-girls

Modern Love Podcast: You May Think You Know Your Parents

That is, until you have a startling revelation about them in adulthood.

#children-and-childhood, #love-emotion, #parenting

Tiny Love Stories: ‘So Fragile I Had to Look Away’

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

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

Seeking a Father for My Child (Relationship Optional)

Nearing 40, I decided to separate dating from mating.

#artificial-insemination, #buddhism, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

Modern Love Podcast: Married to a Deal Breaker

Could you fall in love with someone who can’t quit the thing you hate?

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

Tiny Love Stories: ‘He Was My Mother’s Type, Not Mine’

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

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

‘How Much of My Story Am I Supposed to Share?’

When a former stripper marries a future minister, she goes silent about her past — for a while.

#christians-and-christianity, #love-emotion, #strip-clubs-and-strippers

Modern Love College Essay Contest: What Is Love Like For You?

In these turbulent times, are the kids … all right? If you’re in college, tell us what love is like for you today. (Maybe it’s good?)

#colleges-and-universities, #contests-and-prizes, #love-emotion, #new-york-times

Modern Love Podcast: The ‘Ham Sandwich’ Effect

For one first-generation Indonesian American, this metaphor explained why it was initially so difficult for him to have sex.

#immigration-and-emigration, #indonesian-americans, #love-emotion, #sex

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Never Good Enough, Never Skinny Enough’

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

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

The Love Issue: Romance, Friends, Dogs and Chocolate Included

Try our relationship tuneup and other advice in this special Valentine’s Day edition of the Well newsletter.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #dogs, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #love-emotion, #sleep, #valentines-day, #well-challenge-2022

Instagram Is Making Valentine’s Day Even Lonelier

Romantic love is a beautiful thing, but it is not the only way to feel connected, to feel seen, to feel loved.

#facebook-inc, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #meta-platforms-inc, #social-media, #valentines-day

Can You Manifest Love

Videos on social media claim that positive thinking can lead to love, but studies suggest otherwise.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media