Love Stories

January 1987 RD Classics
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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My Back Story: A Humorous Look at Muscle and Marriage

A professor pushes the limits of "in sickness and in health." >>

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What I Learned From the Last Meal My Mother Ever Cooked for Me

Now when I make her beef bourguignonne, I realize how I've moved from fury to forgiveness. >>

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Outrageous Love and Marriage in the News

Sometimes "til death do you part" isn't soon enough. >>

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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. >>

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Editor’s Note: This Herring Says I Love You

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

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A Widow’s Incredible Final Gift to Her Husband

They wouldn’t let religion, custom, or even burial come between them. >>

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The Day I Felt the Richest

We asked and you answered: here are four incredible moments when our readers felt their richest. >>

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Ann Patchett Tells Everything She Knows About Love

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