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"I Firmly Believed I'd Be Single Forever": 19 Heartwarming And Heart-Wrenching Stories From People Who Found Love Later In Life

"I’m 69, and my wife is 68. I was 41 when we met. We have five kids, two of mine and three of hers. I love her more each year it seems and can’t imagine life without her. We both screwed up big time in the first half of our lives, but we learned from our mistakes. When we met, we were ready for a real, committed relationship and went all in."

"I Cried At My Wedding, And It Wasn’t Tears Of Joy." Here's Why 15 Brides Decided To Call Off Their Marriage On Their Wedding Day

"I caught my husband-to-be being intimate with my maid of honor (former best friend) on our wedding day. My friends tried to tell me, and I wouldn't listen. What could either of them say? They were caught. I immediately went to my dad, calmly told him what happened, and then walked down the aisle by myself...and made an announcement to the invited guests that the wedding was off."

"I Couldn't Handle It Anymore": Here's Why 17 Brides Decided To Call Off Their Wedding And Never Look Back

"I found out the day of my wedding while getting my makeup done that my soon-to-be husband was on Tinder. I found out because while GETTING READY FOR OUR WEDDING, he had matched with one of the guest's cousins and was actively messaging her trying to plan to see her before we went on our honeymoon ... I didn't say anything to anyone other than my family, and I left."

"You’ll Transfer A Lot Of Harm Unintentionally To Your Kids": People Are Sharing Signs You're Not Ready For Parenthood

"You shouldn't become a parent if you obsess over having a cute baby without actually having any experience taking care of babies or kids. The cuteness does NOT fully compensate for the energy, time, patience, and unconditional love needed to properly raise a child. People see babies as objects or status and then get frustrated when they actually have to parent."

People Are Revealing The Most Over-The-Top Things Rich People Have Done At Their Weddings, And It's Wild

"I went to a very wealthy person's wedding at a winery in Napa Valley. The most expensive parts were the food and drink. I believe 140 people attended, and as favors, the adults got to choose a bottle of red, white, or rosé wine, and two wine glasses as we walked out. YEAH. Also, each table had its own two-tier wedding cake! The big cake alone had to have been well over $15k, and each 'baby' cake was a replica of the bigger one, just a different flavor. ... Everything was gorgeous, and years later, I came to learn that the whole wedding was a cool $2 million."

16 Heartbreaking Confessions From People Who Regret Getting A Divorce

"I absolutely didn't want to divorce. It was 1000% her choice. ... I feel sadness over losing what we had built together and for what could have been. All my dreams for the future were crushed. I tried to be the best husband I could be. I felt like I was kind, caring, loving, and supportive. I was proud to be the partner to my wife. We built a relationship, a family, and a home together. It was absolutely heartbreaking to be the one that had to file."

Couples With Big Age Gaps Get A Lot Of Hate — Here's 14 People Who Have Been In One Weighing In On Whether They Deserve It

"I was with a wonderful man who hadn't dated younger before. He's 31, and I'm 20. It worked perfectly — we were on the same page about a lot of things. The only thing was, he wanted kids within the next five years and I didn't want kids for at least another 10 years. So, we had to unfortunately stop dating — I guess issues like that are most common [in big age gap relationships]."

People Who Married For Money Are Revealing What It's Like, And It's Wayyy Messier Than I Imagined

"I met my husband in a business school class. I'm 24, and he’s about 22 years older than I am. He's the heir to one of the biggest family fortunes in the state. Everything was perfect in the beginning, and I have no regrets. But I’m pretty lonely most days. It's just me, the dog, and my year-old daughter. He works all the time and travels a lot, so most of the time, it’s just me in this big house. I just want to travel and do the things women my age do. All the money in the world isn't worth it if you're basically confined to your house for days or even weeks at a time."

People Who Traveled Abroad For Love Are Revealing What Actually Happened After, And Some Of These Are Heartbreaking

"I was visiting Singapore for a short trip and was swiping on Tinder at the airport while waiting for my flight. I caught his profile, thinking he was cute, and swiped right, but was called for boarding immediately. When I landed, I got notification that it was a match, and he messaged me right away. We messaged each other, but nothing serious happened until he told me that he was visiting Indonesia for a business trip, which was a lie; he just wanted to meet me. We finally met after four months of talking online. After meeting me, he said he doesn't want to be friends with me anymore — he wanted to marry me."

"The Majority Of Us Saw Dysfunctional Relationships Growing Up": This Artist Is Using Illustration To Help Break The Cycle Many Millennials Find Themselves In

Illustrator Lainey Molnar has gained a following of over 1 million by sharing comics about dating, double standards in relationships, and learning to choose yourself. "When it comes to relationships, it's still very hard to swim against the stream. Women in straight relationships carry so much of the emotional labor, the unpaid domestic labor, and family logistics, while putting themselves last," she said.

21 Toxic, Wild, And Messy Things In-Laws Did To Their Families — Like, Their Behavior Is Unacceptable

"The first time I met my future mother-in-law, she tried setting up my now ex-husband with another woman right in front of me. She made comments about how she always thought he would end up with someone who was a model — which I was not. Once we were married, she gave me acne medication as a Christmas gift. I didn’t have bad acne at all. She'd also come over and rearrange my dishes in the cupboards without me knowing until I opened the cabinet to get something. She had no concept of boundaries."

31 Divorced People Who Knew On Their Wedding Day That They Made A Huge Mistake And Married The Wrong Person

"On our wedding day, one of his female friends turned up in hot pants, a crop top, and a necklace saying my husband’s name. Then, she got extremely drunk and said to all of my family that my husband was her third favorite man after her dad and her brother (this was in front of her own husband) and that I didn’t deserve him. After I told him how awful this made me feel, my husband didn’t tell her to stop, but instead said how sweet it was and how grateful he was to have her in his life."