I was 16 and he was 30 but nothing could stop our love – Part 3

Names: Emel & Alpay Status: Married Been together since: 1968 (This touching love story spans over 4 decades so we have divided it into 3 parts. Click for part 1 and part 2.) On the road to recovery… It was now 2005. By nature, Alpay was always full of life and bursting with energy. At work,  they used to always consult him first before making any decisions. With the factory and his job now gone he

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I was 16 and he was 30 but nothing could stop our love – Part 2

Names: Emel & Alpay Status: Married Been together since: 1968 (This touching love story spans over 4 decades so we have divided it into 3 parts. For part 1 click here and part 3 click here.)  Putting love into our lives every single day… The political and economic climate was changing in Turkey and we found ourselves dancing on the outskirts of a financial crisis. My son was attending a private high

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I was 16 and he was 30 but nothing could stop our love – Part 1

Names: Emel & Alpay Status: Married Been together since: 1968 How we met… I was in my last year of school in Istanbul Nisantasi High School for Girls. I must have been 15 or 16 and the year was 1965 or ’66. Back then, you were either in the maths or literature department. I was doing maths. I was an enthusiastic, happy student. I had many friends whom I loved

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My life has got twists and turns that I never imagined possible!

Names: Valentina & Leo Status: Widowed Been together since: 1966 or 1980 until 1997 I am not going to lie, my story has got twists and turns that I never imagined possible, life played cruel jokes on me and then showered me with blessings again. Looking back at the journey of my true but crazy love, I smile and the warmth fills my heart, because I know that I did

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