Love Stories

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14 Mini Essays That Prove the Meaning of Love in 100 Words or Less

Readers share their most romantic moments in these short, sweet tales of love, both young and old… >>

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There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.

One day in Alaska, a black wolf appeared in front of wildlife photographer Nick Jans. This is the… >>

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The Husband Who Vanished

For 15 years, Anne McDonnell lived in limbo—not knowing whether her Jim was dead or alive. Then… >>

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My Love Story, Before Social Networks

The tale of a man who traveled across two countries and an ocean to follow the love of his life. >>

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The True Story Behind The Vow

Fall in love with the Reader's Digest original story that inspired the romantic movie starring… >>

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The Amazing Ways 8 Extraordinary People Said “I Love You”

Sometimes, the people we love deserve more than chocolate and flowers. >>

Liz Vaccariello
Editor’s Note: This Herring Says I Love You

A Christmas tradition illustrates the true meaning of love. >>

Laughter: Really the Best Medicine
Laughter: Really the Best Medicine

It’s not every day that a man walks around a field of cows wearing nothing but a pink tutu. Or… >>

11 year engagement
Ann Patchett Tells Everything She Knows About Love

After learning that her boyfriend of 11 years has a potentially fatal heart condition, the author… >>

Unstoppable: Quadruple Amputee Taylor Morris
Unstoppable: Quadruple Amputee Taylor Morris

  I didn't want to interrupt the power of these images with words until… >>

Joni Rodgers
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: A Short Love Story

In this true short love story, a party girl meets her match as she passes through Montana with a… >>

Celebrity Love Letters
Celebrity Love Letters

Let these smitten scribes, from Johnny Cash to F. Scott Fitzgerald, inspire your own Valentine's… >>

A Wife Gives her Husband the Gift of Life
A Wife Gives her Husband the Gift of Life

  The year 1998 was the beginning of a remarkable transformation for my family. My… >>

Lines from Love Letters
Lines from Love Letters

Who doesn't swoon at a beautifully written love letter? We asked our Facebook fans to share the… >>

True Romance: The Second Time's the Charm
True Romance: The Second Time’s the Charm

The Millers had a good life, but things changed. Here, they recount the story of their… >>

True Romance: The Airport Connection
True Romance: The Airport Connection

X marks the spot when it comes to true love. This couple's airport game led to a proposal and a… >>

True Romance: Her Mother Was Right!
True Romance: Her Mother Was Right!

Alexandra's mother introduced herself to Steven as his future mother-in-law and that's just who… >>

True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars
True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars

They were friends, stationed in Iraq, but their friendship became a scene from a romance film. Says… >>

True Romance: Love At Long Last
True Romance: Love At Long Last

A story that proves true love knows no time limit. >>

True Romance: The Luckiest Mistake
True Romance: The Luckiest Mistake

How a chance typo turned into happily ever after. >>