Love comes in many forms — great loves, unexpected loves, old loves. In the following collection of stories, people discuss the love they have known in their lives — and the many surprising shapes and places in which it comes.

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Listening to Love

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"If you live to be 100, I’d like to be 100 less one day."
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For Better Or For Worse

Nearly 45 years after marriage, Claudia and Bill Dewane reflect on their marriage, their love, and what “for better, or for worse” means to them.

Originally broadcast February 10, 2017, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.

 

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"That was the only thing we could do to legalize our relationship."
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To Protect Our Love

Despite the legal restrictions on same-sex marriage in the 1970s, civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his partner Walter Naegle found an unconventional way to legalize their relationship. Walter Naegle remembers their love nearly 33 years after Rustin’s passing.

Originally aired June 28, 2015, on NPR’s Weekend Edition., on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.

 

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"I was the preacher's wife..."
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Loving, Despite Judgement

Sandra Sowder and Marcia Sutton discuss the judgement and social estrangement they face in pursuing their love for each other.

Originally aired September 21, 2014, on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Read the full transcript here.

 

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"I think I might want to be straight with a nice husband, but, of course, I don't have any idea what it's like to have kids, 'cause I am a kid myself."
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Really, Truly?

At 10 years old, Kaitlyn imagines her future family, while speaking to her mother Lynne Lande about love and parenthood.

Originally broadcast May 7, 2004 on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.

 

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“I remember never being so afraid and so excited in my entire life.”
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A Teenage Romance, Rekindled After Three Decades

As teenagers, Lori Daigle and Liz Barnes shared a kiss that left them with a feeling of “crazy, chaotic excitement.” After 30 years apart, they found their way back to each other.

Originally aired March 8, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.

 

Love in Motion

 


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