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These are the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning.

These are the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning.
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These are the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning.

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I Love You Buddy

11/14/2018
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Buddy Woodall is serving three life sentences for murder. In January he'll celebrate his 22nd wedding anniversary to his wife Kristy.When Buddy was sentenced he asked Kristy to divorce him, he begged her to divorce him. She refused. She says she will stay with him until the very end. This is their love story. It starts when they were 15 years old and Kristy hit Buddy in the head with a volleyball in gym class. It takes them through the difficult early days of their marriage when they were...

Duration:00:48:32

What the Cancer Stole

11/8/2018
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Carol is 25. Her husband John is 51. They got married when she was just 21 and had plans to travel, buy a house, start a family. Four months after their wedding John was diagnosed with stage four gastrointestinal cancer. Carol quit college and started working full-time to pay John’s medical bills. They struggle every month to take care of all the expenses. She went from being a newlywed to being a caretaker in the blink of an eye. John’s doctors have told him that he has less than a year to...

Duration:00:29:46

He’s 25 years older

11/7/2018
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Natalie was in junior high when she first met Brandon. He was the father of one of her friends. Fast forward 15 years, Natalie and Brandon become a couple and they’re forced to consider how this might devastate their families and their entire lives. Today, as they plan their wedding, they’re dealing with the realities of their age difference—all of the judgements and stereotypes that come when a younger woman is married to a much older man. People ask Brandon if Natalie is his daughter. They...

Duration:00:36:57

When a Democrat Meets a Republican (A Love Story)

11/5/2018
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What happens when a liberal falls in love with a conservative..... On the eve of this wildly contentious election day we wanted to bring you a short episode that proves love can cross the aisle. When Rick and Jeanne met in the seventies Jeanne was a liberal psychoanalyst and Rick was a writer for the National Review and William F. Buckley. Over the past forty years they've learned how to live with the other side. Their marriage and love story offers us advice for how we can all cross the...

Duration:00:12:38

Just Do The Next Right Thing

10/31/2018
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Ryan sold Brittany some bad heroin. Then they reconnected in rehab and it was love at...second sight. But both of them put their relationship ahead of their recovery. They imagined that doing drugs together would be the best high they'd ever had. So they bought $500 of dope and checked into a motel outside of Augusta. Within days they'd both overdosed. Ryan couldn't believe he had nearly killed the person he loved most in the entire world. In order to ever be together again, they had to give...

Duration:00:38:25

We're Both So Lucky

10/24/2018
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Kaitlyn Kiely hates it when people tell her that her fiancé Matt Wetherbee is so lucky to have her. "I'm lucky to have him," she says. Matt was in an accident just two days before he planned to propose. It left him completely paralyzed from the shoulders down. He vowed that he wouldn't propose to Kaitlyn until he could do it on his own. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to...

Duration:00:35:34

Jerry

10/17/2018
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Most marriages don’t survive more than a few years after losing a child to violence. Fred and Maria Wright have had dark days since their son Jerry was murdered in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in 2016. Two years later there are days when they still can’t even leave the house. This is the story of two people forced to confront the worst thing that can happen to parents and finding a way through the darkness together. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:00:38:53

Just Kids

10/10/2018
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Mickey was 14 when she found out she was pregnant. She was 15 and Matt was 17 when they had their first baby. A year later, Mickey's parents emancipated her so she could marry Matt. Over the next few years, they had two more kids, got jobs and lost jobs, bought a house and lost a house, and then divorced in their early twenties. They sowed their wild oats. They did all the things they couldn't do because they got married when they were just babies. Then, three years later, after Mickey had...

Duration:00:43:32

A Modern Southern Romance

10/3/2018
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Abbott Jones fell for a mystery woman who called herself Lauren the first time she tried online dating. Her friends told her that Lauren was probably a “shady lady.” It turns out Lauren did have a secret. She was Miss. America. When Deidre Downs Gunn walked down the aisle to marry Abbott Jones 13 months later she would be the first Miss. America in history to marry a woman. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn...

Duration:00:32:34

Don't Give Up Love

9/26/2018
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Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp got engaged in Tahiti before they set off to sail across the Pacific Ocean. Only one of them made it to land. This is a story of bravery and survival and a love than transcends life and death. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:37:01

The Shop Around the Corner

9/19/2018
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Every couple has a career fantasy. Bestselling novelist Emma Straub and her husband Mike made theirs happen when they opened their bookstore Books Are Magic. Opening a bookstore after being together for 16 years was like having another baby and it has completely changed their marriage. This is how they made it happen. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit...

Duration:00:37:44

We’re All In This Together

9/12/2018
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Mark’s lovely wife Giulia has been in the psych ward three times since they got married right after college. You wouldn’t know it to look at her or to talk to her. When Mark first saw Giulia when they were freshman at Georgetown he thought of her as the exotic Italian girl he would be in love with for the rest of his life. Now it’s 18 years, three hospitalizations and two children later and their family’s motto is “We’re all in this together.” This is a story about hope as much as it’s about...

Duration:00:54:27

You Are My Safe Place

9/5/2018
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The pastors Vanessa Brown and Twanna Gause met as choir girls when they were teenagers. They became best friends. Both of them considered marrying men they didn’t love just to make other people happy. It took 30 years for these two women to find their way back to each other. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit...

Duration:00:41:03

When Lightning Strikes Twice

8/30/2018
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When Nora’s husband died of a brain tumor she had a plan. She’d adopt more kids. She’d date. But she wouldn’t fall in love again. She wouldn’t have another grand love story. But then lightning struck. Along came Matthew, a handsome divorcee who made her snort wine through her nose when he fell out of his chair at a bonfire. Finding someone new was easier than she thought, figuring out how to make it all work...that was a lot harder. This is the episode for everyone who has asked us whether...

Duration:00:39:10

He Was the Brave One

8/29/2018
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When Nora found out her boyfriend Aaron had a brain tumor she told him they were getting married. They lived their lives like Aaron wasn’t dying. They had a baby, binge watched Netflix, had lazy Sunday barbecues with friends. This is a story of how you love when you know the person you love won’t always be around. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit...

Duration:00:26:58

Hope is a Dangerous Thing

8/22/2018
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Matt and Doree (of the podcast Matt and Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure) are on their fifth round of fertility treatments and they’re both wearing a little thin. Getting pregnant isn’t always easy, but no one ever talks about that. Matt and Doree do talk about it. They’re open and honest and raw about the challenges infertility place on a marriage. But they’re also hilarious. It’s important to note that they have stayed hilarious through this entire insane journey of trying to make a small...

Duration:00:36:45

Reformed by a Good Woman

8/15/2018
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Duke believes he was one of the most evil men on the planet. He was the co-leader of the largest Neo-Nazi organization in the world. He was also the bodyguard for a black woman named Catherine who loved him despite all of it. Duke says that Catherine's love is what rescued him. Their story - and their marriage - is raw and powerful and romantic. It was one of the most difficult stories we've reported and produced to date. Too many people have been harmed by the noxious things the National...

Duration:00:36:17

I Just Want to See You Shine

8/8/2018
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Running for political office is a team sport. Your spouse is a critical part of the campaign whether they like it or not. Lauren Baer is running for Congress in Florida’s 18th district. Her wife Emily is the support system behind the scenes. They’re two working moms trying to get Lauren elected. This is how they do it. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit...

Duration:00:37:51

I Will Remember You

8/1/2018
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You May remember Gweneviere Mann from our second episode, Forget It. Shortly after we aired the episode Gwen was diagnosed with a rare and fast moving cancer. She passed away last week and we are running her episode again with these updates to show a commitment that truly lives on after a tragic death. Please visit, https://www.gwenevieremann.org/, for more information regarding the foundation and how you can help. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:00:35:30

I Don't Own Him

7/25/2018
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How do you define a marriage when your job involves having sex with other people? Mick Blue and Annika Albright are two of the top performers in the adult entertainment industry. They’ve built their four year marriage on a foundation of respect and communication. Throw out everything you might think about how a porn star lives, acts and loves before you listen to this week’s episode. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to...

Duration:00:37:53