Overcoming Their Busy Schedules

A year into his relationship with Abigail Pesta, Joel Oestreich, a political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, moved to Africa. Ms. Pesta, 52, a Philadelphia-based journalist and author, had mixed feelings about his departure. “It was sad to see him go,” she said, but she also wanted him to enjoy the experience —…

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Side By Side With a Real Trooper

Elizabeth Catherine Wessel is definitely a love-me-love-my-dog person. So she couldn’t be happier when Trooper upstaged her in February 2017 after Matthew Stephen Ross spotted their photo on the dating app Hinge. “That’s not even fair how cute she is,” messaged Mr. Ross, smitten with Trooper, her Cavapoo, in all her Muppet-like glory. Mr. Ross,…

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In Harmony for 14 Years

Christopher Michael Repotski and Michael Sean McClenney have been traveling to Provincetown, Mass., for Labor Day every year since 2016. So, it made perfect sense for their wedding to be there, too, with tea dances and parasols included. The couple, who now reside in Atlanta, met while in the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. Mr. Repotski,…

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