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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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8 Stories of First Loves That Will Touch Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

From stories of playground crushes to smooth-talking bad boys, members of the Reader's Digest contributor network tell us all about their first loves.

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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. Have a story...