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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The long lost feelings of love returned when I met her

Sometimes love begins with multiple challenges. Our anonymous story is about a lovely couple who were over 40 and 60 when they met. They were separated via jobs, culture and countries but joined via the heart. Great obstacles were on the way to their union. In this struggle between love and circumstance, guess which emerged victorious? Read on for this touching story of making the impossible possible with love. Names:

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If you do not love yourself how can you love another?

Names: Cathy & Earle Status: Married Been together since: 1971 Cathy: It was August 1971. I met Earle when we started working for a mail machine company in Washington DC in the same department. I was the ‘important’ secretary of the big manager and he as the ‘lowly’ employee who used to answer service calls when someone had a technical problem like machine jams. We started on the same day, a Monday,

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For the first time in a long time I felt deeply understood

Names: Meltem & Hakan Status: Married Been together since: 1996     Meltem: We met in Ankara, Turkey, in the modern music choir. Three years went by and we didn’t even notice each other as we were both in committed relationships with other people at the time. As fate would have it, we both ended up getting separated from those partners. I guess that was when the wheels of destiny were subtly

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Couples who fell in love at the workplace

It all felt so right – it really was that simple

Names: Roxana & David Status: Married Been together since: 1999   Roxana: We met at work. We started working for Bose on the same day and met when we went for our orientation together – June 23rd, 1997. We exchanged our first words during our coffee break where we ended up sitting opposite each other. We discovered we had similar backgrounds with his parents being Syrian-Lebanese and myself being raised in Dubai.

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We still can’t believe how we finally managed to get together

Names: Figen & Kemal Status: Married Been together since: 1965 or 1993 Kemal: It was around 1965. I was 5 or 6 and we lived in Istanbul. Figen’s parents had just separated. My father decided to take them under his wings and into our home. There was Figen, her mother and her elder sister, who was my age. Figen was cross-eyed when she was a child and although her sister was considered

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True love stories about happy couples

I wished for him and my wish came true

Names: Ates & Gulsen Relationship status: Married Been together since: 1962 I was 17 and Ates was 23. We met in law school in Ankara, Turkey in 1962. Ates was climbing up the stairs and started talking to my friend who was standing next to me. He completely ignored me for quite a few minutes and for some strange reason I wished from the bottom of my heart for this young,

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