Hollywood often portrays a hallmark version of True Love stories. While True Love may continue ‘happily ever after’ in the movies, a lifetime spent together will eventually come to an end. This is the great tragedy encoded in the DNA of every relationship.
“Real love stories never have endings.”—Richard Bach
An ultimate act of love – Danny prepares Annie for a life without him.
Norma memorializes Herman by publishing hundreds of their love letters as book.
William describes being a care-giver to his wife Claire in the final years of her life.
Did you hear the lesson contained in these True Love stories about love lost? While separation through death is painful to consider, it should not be a monster in the room that we spend our lives ignoring. Not only can talking about death together be a spiritual practice, but by acknowledging the reality of death, couples can appreciate their life together more deeply. Besides, planning for death, (and life apart), can be a ultimate act of loving kindness. Who wouldn’t want to leave their partner with that?
If you enjoyed these sad love stories, we encourage you take a closer look at StoryCorps. Started in 2003, StoryCorps is a collection of personal stories recorded in audio-only format at locations all across America. It is the largest project of its kind ever undertaken. The collection now contains many thousands of amazing stories, the cultural significance of which is so profound that it is preserved for posterity within the Library of Congress archives. Dive deep into StoryCorps, and we guarantee you will gain profound insight into our common humanity, and our shared hopes, joys, concerns, and struggles.