Love Letter: A Glimpse Into a Son’s Mind

Paige Martin Reynolds’s son loved bags: purses, diaper bags, suitcases, reusable grocery bags, backpacks. He also loved packing bags, filling ...
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They Passed the Long-Distance Test

The Zoom wedding of Victor Gabriel Santiago Hernandez and Dr. Erika Alejandro Crespo Martínez, held on June 27 in their ...
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Finding True Love Again

Joe Smith admitted that during his nearly 50-year marriage to Claranel Smith, who died in January 2017, he had been ...
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Reflections of a Wedding Singer

By Rachel Anne WarrenThe fourth wall is strong enough to keep a huge guy from acknowledging when he crashes into ...
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The Greatest Wedding Reception Dance Songs

It may be a while before dance floors are packed again. But music remains a priority for couples, even when ...
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For Cross-Border Couples, Plans to Reunite Are Still On Hold

When the border between the United States and Canada closed to nonessential travel on March 21 because of the coronavirus, ...
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If a Zoom Wedding Isn’t for You, Here’s How to Plan For Later

After spending the last several months canceling, downsizing and postponing weddings, event planners remain cautiously optimistic about forging ahead now ...
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Love Letter: For Interracial Couples, Love is Allyship

In recent months, systemic racism, police brutality and discrimination against Black people in America have been catalysts for tough conversations, ...
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Some Unexpected Survey Results

The symphony of power tools conducted by men in hard hats still echoed in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains ...
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Meeting at Just the Right Time

Mallory Traughber had been out planting trees as a volunteer all morning on the day that she and Jessica Matthews ...
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Now Showing: A First Love That Stuck

When the coronavirus forced Ariella Segal and Eli Shapiro to move their May 24 wedding to July 5, a rehearsal ...
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They Started With a First Kiss. The First Date Came Later.

While most couples have a first date, followed at some point by a first kiss, Jess Seok and Gifford Brooks ...
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Donkeys, Elephants and a Samoyed Puppy

Paul Ryan Dorsey noticed Ariel Holy Gordon in August 2015 as soon as she walked into the University of Michigan ...
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Their Book Club for Two

Every time Sigrid Carrie Gabler sees a full moon it reminds her of her first date with Manly Lin Romero ...
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She Felt Special by the Nikes He Wore

Lana Price was living in New York in 2015 and losing enthusiasm for dating when it struck her that she ...
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A Connection Rooted in the Land

Years ago, when Madigan Beck was just a girl, one of the interns on her family’s community-supported agriculture farm in ...
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For Interracial Couples, Advocacy Is a Love Language

By Brianna HoltIn recent months, people all over the world have taken to social media and to the streets to ...
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For Interracial Couples, Advocacy Is Love Language

By Brianna HoltIn recent months, people all over the world have taken to social media and to the streets to ...
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Groom Dead, at Least 100 Sick With Coronavirus After Indian Wedding

NEW DELHI — The groom felt ill at the wedding. Days later, he was dead, and soon more than 100 ...
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Family Comes First in Their Full House

The college sweethearts turned YouTube stars Khadeen and Devale Ellis are pros at pivoting. The married couple, both 36, began ...
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An Accidental First Date

A few days before they were supposed to have their first date, in February 2018, a sharp-eyed friend of Andrea ...
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Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress Without Leaving Your House

As couples move forward with their wedding plans, many bridal boutiques, retailers and designers are creating virtual shopping experiences that ...
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Say I Love You. I’m Waiting.

The words “I love you,” spoken for the first time, are milestones that let you know where a romantic relationship ...
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Love Letter: More Than a Haircut

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every ...
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High School Sweethearts a Decade Ago

Evelyn Rodriguez and Feliberto Gonzalo, both 27, were high school sweethearts who started dating their senior year at Union City ...
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Second Chance for First Impression

It took two first dates for Nuala O’Connor and Peter Bass to fall in love.In 2013, Peter Bass, 56, was ...
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More Than a Last-Chance College Romance

Katie Adams and Emily Fletcher, both neuroscience majors at Dartmouth College, were in the last term of their final year, ...
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A Little Chutzpah Goes a Long Way

Emily Abigail Waife summoned up a bit of chutzpah in 2013, after talking it over with friends. She wanted to ...
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From the Start, There Were Ground Rules

Before Shanee Markovitz agreed to be Nathaniel Kay’s girlfriend in 2014, she laid down her ground rules.“When he asked, I ...
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What Will Happen With Weddings?

Coronavirus or not, one thing is certain: People will find each other, they will fall in love, and somehow, they ...
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Embracing Work-Life Balance at the Dining Room Table

The key to staying sane while sheltering in place for the fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul and the creative director Russell ...
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Working Together During Social Distancing

Amy Shack Egan, the owner of Modern Rebel, a wedding planning business in Dumbo, Brooklyn, is not exactly a sports ...
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Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton on Love

Most of us have come to expect reality television stars to be anything but real. Yet Lauren Speed, 34, and ...
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Will You Take My Hand?

Riana Pfefferkorn once considered marriage “a pit that’s easy to fall into and hard to crawl back out of.”“Why pay ...
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It Was the Thought That Counted

“Tell me what you’re thinking?”For as long as she can remember, Katie Rappaport has enjoyed asking that question whenever she ...
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Latkes and Dante Led to Love

A peculiar alchemy of latkes, Dante, smarts and social aptitude brought Deborah Beck and Alan Greenberg together. But it took ...
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An Instant Connection Needed No Translation

In the last four months, Senay Imre and Robert Kris, both 34, have had to contend with travel bans, quarantines, ...
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Playful Waves at Rockaway Beach

Keziah Weir swam and bobbed around the water at Rockaway Beach on the southern edge of Queens in August 2014 ...
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The Easiest Way for Two Busy Doctors to Meet

Dr. Jennifer Yan and Dr. Michael Pan are medical residents at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston who have aided ...
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Lauren and Cameron Are Not Afraid of Tough Conversations

Most of us have come to expect reality television stars to be anything but real. Yet Lauren Speed, 34, and ...
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Striking a Pose on FaceTime

Tia Nash, a wedding photographer from New Orleans, was looking forward to a busy spring. She had wedding and engagement ...
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Through Their Breakups, They Were Always Friends

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, ...
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Finally, a Wedding. It Was About Time.

When I was 6, I had an imaginary husband I named Dave the Watchmaker. We had a wedding ceremony in ...
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A Date to Remember

Everything was telling Sam Thirlwall not to take this job. Joining Zapproved, a legal services technology company in Portland, Ore., ...
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Two D.J.s Trade in Their Turn Tables for More Time Outdoors

Hannah Bronfman and her husband, Brendan Fallis, both New York-based event D.J.s, have watched most of their live gigs dry ...
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Love Letter: Checking in on Your Quarantine Crew

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A Shooting Star, and Then Sparks Flew

Genevieve Elise Becker and Charles Parker McCarty met through a mutual friend when they were Washington interns in 2014 for ...
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A Good Story to Tell Their Future Children

When Katherine Hernandez and Jason Perez were each asked to describe their 10-year relationship in a single word, they simultaneously ...
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You and Me and Quarantine

This was not the wedding that Alyssa Bello and Christian Messina had imagined.Like so many other couples affected by the ...
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Her Sixth-Grade Crush Grew Up

In 1979, in a middle school homeroom in Detroit, Wendy Hopkins sat next to Anthony Forbers and developed a crush.“He ...
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The Future Seen in a Cat Food Bowl

Dr. Richard Gregory Ellis and Jana Groh connected in April 2017 on Craigslist while he was looking for an apartment ...
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‘Just Plain Love’ Among the Protesters

On June 6, in Philadelphia’s Logan Square, outside a hotel that wasn’t even open and in the middle of a ...
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Solidarity in a Wedding and a March

A familiar soundtrack of police choppers, emergency sirens and rhythmic chants could be heard outside the Church of St. Luke ...
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Lessons on Marriage and Life from the Wolf-Dogs

Renee Dutcher and Teo Alfero were married outside a tepee on the eve of a full moon, after being walked ...
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Love Letter: Embracing Love and Uncertainty

When stay-at-home orders went into effect almost three months ago, just about everything became complicated and uncertain. Meeting up with ...
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They Bonded Over Anime

Dr. Jennifer Ross had only been on one date before meeting Tyler LeFevre in April 2014 while she was in ...
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A Brunch Wedding Not to Be Missed

Bonnie Lemesh and Dave Katleman, both 59, have already sent invitations to their June 13 virtual Hawaii wedding, complete with ...
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He Professed His Love at 16, Then Waited

Julian Schwarz professed his love to Marika Bournaki in 2007 when they were 16 and students at the Aspen Music ...
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She Expressed Doubts. He Proved Them Wrong.

The surprise May 25 wedding De-Shazo Wilkinson put together for his fiancée, Jacarra Wilson, was brought on by an emotional ...
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High School Redux: A 1996 Playlist

Kathleen Anne Berroth and David Michael Diehr debated just about anything after they met in 1996 in their American cultures ...
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When She Hears a Crying Bride, ‘It’s All Over’

Earlier this spring, Teresa Clayton’s husband got nervous every time the phone rang. “He said, ‘The second you hear a ...
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Challenged to Sustain Their Lifestyle

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward.Quarantining during the ...
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How to Be Your Own Glam Squad for a Zoom Wedding

Hair salons, spas and beauty retailers are continuing to help couples prepare for their weddings, even though most have been ...
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What Is Your Most Significant Relationship? Here Are 10 Answers

In times of celebration, growth and uncertainty, the most significant people in our lives extend companionship and support. Sometimes by ...
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A Funny Relationship (as in Funny Ha-Ha)

In December 2006, Bruce Matez invited Deena Betze, to join him at Congregation M’kor Shalom, in Cherry Hill, N.J. There ...
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With Most Weddings Still on Hold, Italian Designers Struggle

At 7 a.m. on April 30, Pietro Demita and Silvana Persano, the owners of Diamond Couture, which specializes in wedding ...
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A Surreal, if Simple, Wedding (and Just the Day She Needed)

Magdalena Owczarska learned two lessons on her wedding day. One was that wedding vendors are underappreciated. The other was that ...
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Back to School for a Wedding

Chiedza Mushayamunda and Matthew Hooker went through “a range of emotions,” as Mr. Hooker put it, when they realized their ...
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Tears in Their Pancakes and a Sweet Surprise

Steve Burke saw Lillie McDonough walk into the bar where he was playing bass with a Rolling Stones cover band ...
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Quenching an Ache to Celebrate

Morgan Clark walked into the bedroom of his fiancé, Elizabeth Reilly, on March 18 and found her sobbing.The devastating effects ...
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Making it ‘Official’ in the Courthouse Parking Lot

Dr. Ellen Panzer and Alan Schwartz were married May 19 in the parking lot of the Monroe Township Municipal Courthouse ...
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Buckeyes Through and Through

Mary Noelle Guido and Nicholas Raymond McMurray realized they were Buckeyes through and through when they met in 2014 at ...
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The Wrong Message, but the Right Guy

The very misstep that everyone in the electronic age perhaps fears most — sending a message to the wrong recipient ...
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A Zoom Wedding With a Salute to Sweden

Caitlin Ashley DiLena’s exposure to anything Swedish was once limited to trips to Ikea, the Swedish Chef muppet character, and ...
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Finding Beauty in a New Routine

The day before the governor of California announced a statewide shelter-in-place order, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, 36, a daytime talk show host ...
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Pass the Popcorn and Shhh! The Wedding Is About to Start

On what was supposed to be their wedding night, Lindsey Leaverton and Bri Houk sat in their car on the ...
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Couples Who Eat Together May Not Stay Together

Since the global pandemic lockdown began, Marianne Andrews, Jonathan Miller and their two teenagers have been eating dinner together every ...
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Is the Wedding Off? (For Now?) Here’s What to Do Next.

Organizing a wedding under normal circumstances can be stressful — now throw in a global pandemic and it’s near maddening ...
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A Big Sur Elopement for Two Olivias

Three years ago, Olivia Hall received a surprise during a psychiatry lecture at N.Y.U. when she took a peek at ...
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Love on the Mountain Bike Trail

On Friday afternoons in the small Adirondack town of Wilmington, N.Y., local mountain bike enthusiasts gather for “Hardy hour” at ...
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9 Miles, 7 Locations and a 3-Hour Ceremony

Dr. Huchuan Xia and his partner, Erik Lorenz, put their makeshift nuptials into another gear.Dr. Xia, who is known as ...
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A More Idyllic Setting Was Found

The bride’s mother drew the line at seeing her daughter, Hope Wolf, married at the booking window of the Caswell ...
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A Driveway Wedding and Flowers by Trader Joe’s

Laurie Moise made an impression on Horton Sears the first time he saw her, in the fall of 2009, at ...
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Welcome to Our Surprise Zwedding

Brian Clarke was exhausted the first time he met Mariana Ranz in 2015. By the time they were married on ...
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They Both Found Their Jukebox Hero

If it wasn’t for a blowup with one of her three children, Kirsten Wazalis might never have called a friend ...
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Sheltering With My Boyfriend and No Booze

Just before shelter in place went into effect in New York on March 20, I unofficially moved in with my ...
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Married but Living Far Apart

Ian Derrer and Daniel James were married in August 2019 in the garden room of a restaurant in Santa Fe, ...
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Within a Week, They Fell in Love

Clare Goslant was in search of an affordable place to live in Washington, when she took time off between her ...
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Huge Families Have Small Weddings in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Michael Cicoria is not the type to automatically pull out chairs and hold doors. But he will admit that when ...
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Quarantined and Engaged: They Said ‘Yes!’

For many people, a marriage proposal involves months of planning, ring shopping, and of course, creating the perfect moment for ...
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A New Lease With More Space Than They Needed

Renata Certo-Ware and Tristan Graham, both 34, met in 2016, when she and her roommates at the time posted on ...
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Sparks Flew Before the Curtain Call

Lindsay Murphy was trying to become a better writer when she joined an online message forum on that subject in ...
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A Groom, by Proxy, on Zoom

On Friday, April 17, Veronica Wickline, 26, a part-time Latin teacher and writer, stood at the altar at St. Peter, ...
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A ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Will Have to Wait

When John Damianos’s cellphone began buzzing on the Dartmouth campus in September 2015, he realized he was being FaceTimed by ...
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It was an On-Time Proposal

Peter Harrison knew the newly opened TWA hotel at Kennedy Airport in Queens was just the place to propose to ...
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No Debating Their Love

A disagreement about the politics of confrontation was at the heart of the first conversation that Kelly Witwicki Faddegon and ...
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Singles Have to Think Outside the Screen

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Cedric DuBose of Houston was completing a nine-week online course called “Love Alchemy.” The workshop, ...
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The Little Wedding on the Deck

Ashley Gruber always made a point of paying attention in church. This helped salvage her wedding.Ms. Gruber and her fiancé, ...
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Podcasts Inspired by Love and Relationships

Most people prefer to keep their relationships private, and then there are those who choose to broadcast their personal stories, ...
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Married Doctors Learn to Meet in the Middle

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, ...
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