Relationships are challenging for almost everyone, but for someone with a health condition, illness can make things even more complicated.
Adam Barrows, author of this week’s essay on modern love, first spoke to his wife, Darla, when she was recovering from a fainting spell caused by an eating disorder. As their relationship grew, she didn’t hide her struggles and he didn’t try to save her. Years later, he came across a study that suggested kissing might counteract anorexia; In this essay he ponders whether love can help heal illnesses.
When Stephanie Goodman was a teenage clogger, she had a crush on another dancer she would see at competitions. She said to a friend at the time: “One day I will marry Mark Clifford.” Twenty years later, her prediction came true. The couple, who have been officially together since 2012, had an intimate ceremony for two in Puerto Rico.
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And in case you missed the Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th, it’s never too late to show someone that you care. Our readers recently shared moments when they encountered loving acts. Here are some of their stories.
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