Facing Impossible Obstacles Together

On Oct. 27, 2018, Dillon Dreher, a welder’s assistant from Greeley, Colo., was working with a crew at an oil ...
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Ice Cream Topped with Easy Conversation

Martin MacLachlan (left), and George Kapelos first met in 2012 at an ice cream emporium in Toronto, where both live, ...
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Their Second Date ‘Sealed It’

When asked if there was a seminal moment when he knew he wanted to marry Claire Christine Galiette, Harold William ...
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How Covid Has Altered the Conversation About Money

Before the coronavirus, Tara Beier and her husband, Dennis, rarely discussed money. They kept separate bank accounts and divided their ...
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Maya Moore of W.N.B.A. Weds Jonathan Irons, Inmate She Helped Free

A journey for justice turned into a love story when Maya Moore, one of the W.N.B.A.’s brightest stars, married the ...
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How Gibraltar Became Europe’s Pandemic Wedding Hot Spot

When Je’nell Griffin’s husband proposed to her in November, she dreamed of having a big church ceremony in her hometown, ...
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How to Transform Your Place for an Intimate Wedding

The night before her wedding, Maya Posey-Pierre crouched on the living room floor of her Brooklyn apartment watching YouTube tutorials ...
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A Day 1 Prediction on the Beach

In November 2018, Jordan Eller got out her backpack, one of her favorite possessions, and traveled with a few friends ...
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Bonding After a Broken Arm

Amanda A. Augustine and Michael R. Mayer had maintained a long-distance relationship for years when, in 2017, they finally settled ...
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At Home for All the Holidays

Despite the fact that Damon Dickinson and Neil Alpert are Jewish, the couple have celebrated Christmas with Mr. Dickinson’s family ...
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Tie Dye Not Required

Credit the Grateful Dead for the union of Samantha Fishbein and Avi Sage.Ms. Fishbein, 31, grew up in Roslyn, N.Y., ...
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Buying Wedding Insurance During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic foiled many couple’s wedding plans this year, but at the same time, it has helped raised awareness ...
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New Wedding Date? Here’s How to Update Your Look

For many brides this year, everything down to the dress was specifically picked for a warm-weather wedding, but the coronavirus ...
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My 83-Year-Old Father’s Wedding and New Life

One evening in July, my father locked up his home of 53 years for the last time, the house my ...
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You Know That Apartment Next Door?

When Megha Jain said that Gopal Narsimhamurthy is “completely unlike any man I have ever met,” she was speaking about ...
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Readers Share Their Best Unexpected Wedding Photos

Inspired by Alix Strauss’s article where wedding photographers shared their favorite wedding photos, we asked readers to submit their own ...
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Love Letter: The Last Full Moon of Summer

Welcome to September.As you may have known (or seen outside your window), the beginning of this month brought a full ...
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When the Story Line Is This Easy, You Just Know

Will Ryan Jones had some time to kill before attending a party hosted by the Cameroon Embassy in Washington, so ...
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A One-Word Answer to the Scattergories Card

When Dr. Isaac Jonathan Pomeraniec met Danielle Chelminsky online in July 2018, he was working at the University of Virginia ...
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Teachers Find a Snow-Day Snack at Safeway

A snowstorm had blanketed much of the East Coast in December 2016, including Baltimore, where Mackenzie Brown, studying for a ...
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More in Common Than It Seemed on Paper

Jessica Frogge and Dr. Saif Rathore didn’t initially seem to have much in common. She is Irish Catholic and grew ...
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An Insta-Perfect Wedding With Strings Attached

At most weddings all eyes are typically on the brides and grooms. But for social media influencers, the audience is ...
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Someone to Always Spill the Tea With

Jessica Hanser and James Atkinson talked nonstop after meeting in June 2018 at the British Library in London.“Jessica has the ...
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Wedding Presents That Will Turn Any House Into a Home

For many couples, the moment they announce their newly engaged status, questions like, “When is the wedding?” and “Where are ...
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Back to Where They Started

Sydney Spector, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, and Brock Glover, a Defense Department contractor, began dating ...
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When Plans Are Meant to be Changed

Long before she agreed to meet Tyler Bosmeny, Sophie Turnbull, who was finishing up a master’s degree at Harvard, had ...
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You, Me and 53 Dogs

Liz Raines was three years into her first on-camera job as a political reporter at KTVA, the CBS affiliate in ...
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Finding Hope and Their Own Magical Moments

By the time the singer and songwriter Alexi Paraschos married Chelsea Holmes in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square on July 26, he ...
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It Was Time. The Coast Didn’t Matter.

Sean Vanaman was living in San Francisco and planning a work trip to New York when he decided to change ...
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Spicy Sign of Love and Family History

Karolle Malalatiana Rabarison and David James Rose were married Aug. 16 in the hemlock grove at Woodend Nature Sanctuary in ...
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Finding a Perfect Match in the Discard File

Shortly before Ann Klein left her home in Oakland, Calif., to meet Krist Roginski for a first date at an ...
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Taking a Liberated Plunge, Twice

Vermont has always been a significant, go-to getaway for Lucia D’Agostino Foulkes and Nicholas Spencer Dorf, particularly a tiny stone ...
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An Interest in Ukraine Led to Romance

Isaac Webb could not have imagined, back in high school in Maine, that his desire to avoid physics and calculus ...
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The Doctors Found Their Perfect Date

A year ago, a wedding for fewer than 300 seemed impossible to Shravani Durbhakula. “When you’re an Indian person, you ...
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Rev. Roxy Is Serious About Marriages and Helping Make Them Work

The Rev. Roxanne Birchfield, 36, a minister of the Evangelical Church Alliance and the founder and owner of Married By ...
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Partners in Business, Parenthood and Marriage (in Any Order)

Almost nothing about Kayla Picciuto and Andrew Elia’s relationship has been traditional or expected.The two spent more time casually peering ...
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Can Love Survive This Election?

Julie Sanchez, a business operations consultant in Orcutt, Calf., recently celebrated her 15th wedding anniversary — a milestone that she ...
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After a Few Missed Cues, a Connection

Nekpen Osuan doesn’t waste time mobilizing when she finds a cause that moves her. She is a founder and chief ...
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Wedding Canceled or Postponed? Here’s How to Get a Refund

Frank Dariano and Sharon Mensah had planned to marry on July 5, with 50 guests in attendance, at a resort ...
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For Two Art Lovers, a Picture-Perfect Scene

Dr. Simone Blaser and Vincent Houzé had only been dating for two months when a New York Times photographer snapped ...
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Firm Footing Found After a Jenga Challenge

“Destiny is a series of detours.”Those words rang loud, clear and oh-so-true to Ronald Longe, 52, and his partner, Sunil ...
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Hospital Staff Turned Wedding Planners

The coronavirus pandemic upended the wedding plans of Miranda Wickham and Enver Candan, as it did for so many couples, ...
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Finding Love at First Glance

Katherine Desmond was the local in a group of engineering interns at DuPont, the chemical company in Wilmington, Del., when ...
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When a Love Expert Falls in Love

In 1994, John Tierney followed Helen Fisher around the American Museum of Natural History, hoping she could put the Manhattan ...
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Finding Love After Divorce

A common experience of divorce seems like an unlikely origin for a love story, but so it was for Raj ...
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‘No Explanation for the Electricity Between Us’

Phyllis Waldron discovered there is no age limit on feeling like the new kid in town when she moved to ...
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The Setup That Lasted Six Years

Since 2010, mutual friends had been trying to set up Permele Doyle with William Robinson, who is known by his ...
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Who Could Forget That Smile?

Shanavia Thomas, a 29-year-old insurance claims adviser, was working in Hamilton, N.J., on a summer day in 2017 when, she ...
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The Solar System Winked

When Ilana Ozernoy was a young girl growing up in the Soviet Union, her father, Leonid Ozernoy, a prominent astrophysicist ...
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The Anxiety of Being a Wedding Guest

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way many people look at wedding invitations. While they want to be supportive of ...
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Thousands of Miles Away, but Still by His Daughter’s Side

My wife sent me a text: “Molly is going to call you with news. Be happy.”The call came, and the ...
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Love Letter: A Prescription for Despair

We’ve all had moments in our lives when we’ve felt like there was absolutely nothing that could turn our luck ...
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Courting Without Clichés

Ron Bel Bruno had at least 27 years of experience with internet dating, he said, when he encountered Dr. Edward ...
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Three Months Later, She Replied

After Rabbi Jennifer Anne Gubitz reactivated her lapsed dating app memberships and joined new ones in August 2017, she was ...
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He Got Her Attention, but the Guitar Hero Had to Go

Dr. Chloe Ciccariello remembers looking forward to a quiet nap one day in August 2006 at her Columbia dormitory, which ...
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Attracted by Their ‘Intellectual Curiosity’

By the time Alex Song said his first hello to Kelly Jean Qu in September 2017, she was saying goodbye ...
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Two World Travelers Find Love Close to Home

Shana Caro, a 31-year-old scientist at Columbia University who grew up in White Plains, N.Y., has lived in Borneo, Costa ...
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He Jogged Back Into Her Life

Shortly after graduating from college in 2003, Marisol Orihuela and Mark Roland both ended up living in the same Atlanta ...
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It Might Have Been Called a Carat Cake

When Kara Weiss Maser got Barry Marc Funt’s text in March 2019 out of the blue, she figured it had ...
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Perfectly in Sync During a 35-State Road Trip and a 1,200-Mile Hike

The first time Henry Chapman asked out Melinda Becker, an acquaintance at Yale, where both were members of the imprecise ...
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Those Night-Shift Talks Were Easy as Pie

A windowless, fluorescent-lit warehouse, in Wenatchee, Wash., where millions upon millions of cherries — Bings, Sweethearts, Raniers, Tietons — are ...
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New Role for a Soap Opera Writer: Husband

While Ron Carlivati has made a career out of writing soap operas, his longtime partner, David Rogal, often prevents Mr ...
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Unicorn Floats and a Marriage Deflated

Not too long ago, I found myself sitting at a local coffee shop trying to focus on the task at ...
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You Are Cordially Invited (or Not) to Our Socially Distanced Wedding

Lara Eurdolian’s dream roof deck wedding with 160 guests in Brooklyn was planned for Sept. 26, 2020. But like thousands ...
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Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Newlyweds Will Actually Use

The wedding registry was created years ago to help guests determine what newlyweds want or need for their home as ...
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Neither Could Have Imagined This Adventure

When the coronavirus forced Claire Benjamin and Henry Fineberg to rethink their original wedding plans, they decided to elope in ...
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Love Letter: Behind the Velvet Rope of Club Marriage

For many singles, the pressure from parents, family members and friends to find love and get married can often result ...
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She Fell in Love, and the Dog Approved

In June 2018, when Tara Harper told Frederick Rahr that she was going to drive eight hours round trip, from ...
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A Running Mate Found in the Crowd

Alice Muglia and William Russo had been running in the same political circles since 2012, when she was working for ...
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Firefighters Called to Duty Hours Before Their Wedding

Danielle Day was watching her bridesmaids get their hair and makeup done a few hours before her July 18 wedding ...
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A Missed Connection, Six Years Later

Caroline Anderson and Robert Parisot can point to the day they almost met in 2011. They were both students at ...
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Finally an Upgrade From the ‘Training Rings’

Two years ago, at the checkout counter of a five-and-dime store in Guerneville, Calif., Ted Boerner and Rabbi Oren Postrel ...
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Between Reps at the Gym, a Strong Connection

When Lauren Maillian joined the New York Sports Club in Harlem, her intention was to work out. Robert Palmer had ...
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A Little Birdie Gave Him the Scoop at the Zoo

Eric Wasserman Stern and Evan Michael Zuzik figure they have eaten more than a thousand scoops of ice cream together, ...
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Long Chats Followed Their Alumni Reunion

Betsy Zeidman and David Kleeman were a year apart at Sidwell Friends School in Washington in the 1970s, though both ...
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After a Generation, 2 Families in the Same Place Again

A classic best-friend’s-boyfriend connection brought Danica Gould and John Stamatis together, in 2015, but it eventually emerged that their connections ...
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Fate Kept Them Together

When Victoria Michelotti first saw Alán Weinfeld in October 2010, he was sitting at a Manhattan bar with another woman ...
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Some Wedding Vendors Face Fallout After Speaking Up on Social Issues

In June, the photographer Shakira Rochelle started taking photographs of Black Lives Matter protesters in her hometown Cincinnati. She shared ...
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Coronavirus and Weddings: Take It Seriously

Jo Ellen Chism, 57, a retiree who lives in The Woodlands, Texas, about an hour outside Houston, was nervous about ...
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Love Letter: Making Room for More Love (and Sheep)

Living in a picturesque farmhouse on many acres of land may sound like a dream to some. But many couples ...
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Their Very Own Loving Story

Before Renee Newman Knake and Wallace B. Jefferson, both lawyers, became romantically involved, they met at various work events. The ...
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Wrong Places at the Right Time

If there hadn’t been two Dunkin’ stores on the same road in East Hartford, Conn., then maybe the Rev. Lydia ...
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From Barbados to Bucharest

Alicia Arendt, a foreign service officer with the Department of State serving at the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, ...
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Taking a ‘Leap of Faith’ in New England

The marriage of Ruby Sattar and Frank Romeu on July 24, at City Hall in Quincy, Mass., with just three ...
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A Perfect Spot for Running, or Proposing

Jennifer Lauren Soffen and Harrison Douglas Marks got to know each other walking, running and biking along New York City’s ...
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A Romance Blooms in Nebraska

Robert Voelte and Ian Rose call themselves an intergenerational, intercultural, interracial gay couple standing in the center of a blue ...
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‘How Lucky We Are to Have Found Each Other.’

For a couple who met in a choir, Oliver Cacananta has a perfect description of the partnership between himself and ...
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The ‘Right Time’ Came a Decade Later

She was from Maine and he was from California, but when Zmira Zilkha and Ward Wolff were both admitted in ...
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Romance Around the Great Lakes

Three of the Great Lakes came into play during Adam Schlicht and Aaron Jefferson Tindall’s relationship — their first date ...
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A Page-Turner of a Proposal

After three dates with Philip Stiller, Kerry Ederer knew her search, virtual or otherwise, was over.Ms. Ederer, 35, a morning ...
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Livestream Your Wedding Like a Pro

A smartphone with a strong internet connection is the only tool you really need to livestream a wedding to your ...
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The Lawyer of His Dreams

A professional matchmaker was on the phone yet again with David Golden, providing another description of another woman who seemed ...
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Me, My Relationship and PTSD

Sam and I began the conversation partly in jest. His co-worker had just eloped in Hawaii, and as we scrolled ...
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Next Stop: Marriage

When Sara Ziff, a fashion model and labor activist, boarded a train in Philipstown, N.Y., in June 2019 after a ...
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Rock Solid, Even in Turbulent Times

Dr. Huy Nguyen hadn’t yet settled his sense of sexual orientation when he and Vincent Quan met in 2013, at ...
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A Four-Ring Ceremony (2 Wooden, 2 Golden)

Christian Willmes surprised Lily Clare McElwee on May 7 with two wooden rings he hand carved from a tree that ...
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A Little Wager That Led to Love

Ashley Beard was in the second semester of her first year of law school at Howard University in Washington when ...
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Always an Open Table for Each Other

Zach Sawyer and Rachel Lindstrom both ended up in Austin, Texas, on a whim. In 2015, Mr. Sawyer, now 33, ...
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Love, Marriage, Sex. (Not Necessarily in That Order.)

After 32 years together, it was the advice of a lawyer that finally pushed Susie Bright and Jon Bailiff into ...
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A Busy Year and One to Remember

Semuteh Freeman and Dr. Uchechukwu Eke have had a very eventful year. A completion of medical training, a new job, ...
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