Relationships

Interpersonal relationships are a vital part of everyday life. We know relationships aren’t perfect, but we can help guide you through advice on how to fix common issues, things you should and shouldn’t say to the people in your life, and, of course, roundups of funny cartoons and quotes to remind you that laughter can be the best medicine.

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40 Years After Falling for a Girl, He Finally Got to Be with Her

A lovesick teenager gets the girl—
40 years later.

This Veteran Found His Long-Lost Love After 75 Years

Grab a tissue. This romance between a World War II veteran and his long-lost love spans decades and proves that...


Men and Women Share the Sweetest Thing Their Partner Has Ever Said to Them

It may feel like romance can get lost in the shuffle of everyday life, but these couples remind us that...


How I Learned to Love the Real Me

Her distinctive nose cast a shadow on her confidence until wisdom intervened.


My Dream Guy Broke My Heart—and Allowed Me to Find the Love of My Life

His snarky remark turned out to be the best thing anyone's ever said to me.

8 Outrageous Marriage Proposals You Have to Read to Believe

Some grooms to be are really willing to go the extra mile to surprise their potential brides, so much so...


My Husband Won Me over by Showing up to Events He Wasn’t Invited To

She wasn’t wild about Harry at first, 
but he kept popping up.

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...


This Couple’s 43-Year-Long Love Story All Started in a Pen Pal Club

Once our paths crossed, being together was all that mattered.


28 Real Couples Reveal How They Knew They Found “The One”

Was it that shy glance, the clever line—or an offer to fix a clogged sink? As our readers’ stories attest,...


24 Summer Love Stories That Will Make You Swoon

According to these truly epic tales of romance, one way to find a love that lasts in summer is to...

The Heartwarming Reason My Grandma Ironed My Grandpa’s Work Clothes Every Day—Even Though He W...

The author’s grandmother wanted the world 
to see her husband not as an aging farmer with false teeth but exactly...


This Story Will Remind You Exactly How Your First Crush Felt, Heartbreak and All

The way this woman fell for her handsome, guitar-playing British neighbor is so relatable—and adorable.


I Wrote Letters to 3 Beauty Contest Winners in the ’40s—64 Years Later, I’m Still Happil...

I was shocked when I got return letters from all three of them. But one stood out to me more...



My Husband and I Got Married in the Church My Grandpa Built

Grandpa told Breanna that her wedding in the village was a dream come true.

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The Beautiful Girl Next Door Absolutely Refused Go on a Date with Me. Now She’s My Wife.

This persistent man started calling her the "No" Girl because of all her rejections. One rainy day, she finally said...


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I Screwed Up the Honeymoon, But 68 Years Later We Are Still in Love

But the couple is still married, 68 years later!


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Decades After Tying the Knot, This Couple Finally Got to Walk Down the Aisle Together

Bill and Alice have been together for more than 50 years.


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I Made a 21-Point List of the Requirements for the Man I Would Marry—and It Worked!

Carl and I have been married 65 years, and he still lives up to the list.


My 6th Grade Love Story All Started Because of a Ruined Valentine’s Day Present

The love of her sixth-grade life gave her a gift that melted her heart.


This World War II Veteran Had the Best Homecoming Ever: Love at First Sight

He met his soon-to-be bride right outside FJ&G Railroad where he worked.


This Daring Receptionist Pursued Her Crush With a Christmas Card. It Worked.

Good thing she followed her mother's advice and sent a card!


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I Was Engaged to Be Married. Nine Days Later, I Wed a Different Man. Here’s Why.

When this couple first met, he insisted he was going to marry her.


A Couple Spent Just $30 on Their Honeymoon to Maine—and Loved Every Minute Of It

Newlyweds Terry and Jim Orcutt created honeymoon memories on vacation in Maine during the 1970s.


Why Forgetting Their Anniversary Was the Best Thing This Couple Ever Did

This couple's "every-other-year" anniversary rule is the best idea ever.



“If You Find This Letter, Then It’s For You”: What It’s Like to Write Love L...

Hannah Brencher left a note on the subway for a stranger. What came next was an abundance of love.


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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 traveling...