A story about sharing the most cataclysmic moment of your life with a perfect stranger.

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3. Making a Marriage Magically Tidy

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“When I was 23, I left my New York City apartment with a panty liner stuck to my back. Yes, it was used.”

This essay is essential reading for slobs. (You know who you are).

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2. After 264 Haircuts, a Marriage Ends

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For more than 22 years, he kept his secret locked away. Then, in a Walmart parking lot, his wife finally asked: “Are you gay?”

A shared ritual comes to an abrupt end when the truth finally comes to light.

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1. You May Want to Marry My Husband

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The author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, died 10 days after publishing this heartbreaking essay about preparing for her death from cancer.

[Bonus read: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love]

Still want more? Deep-dive into 13 years of Modern Love here.


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