According to psychologist Arthur Aron, there are 36 questions that could lead to love. Each question is more probing than the previous one and leads to a mutual vulnerability that fosters closeness. The final exercise is to stare into each other’s eyes for 4 minutes.
A man named Gary Richmond fell into a coma and woke up with amnesia, he couldn’t remember his wife he had been married to for 26 years. He ended up falling in love with her over again.
Alabama husband saved wife’s life by donating kidney after spending a year dieting and exercising to get his blood pressure low enough for surgery.
An Indian man traveled from India to Sweden on a bicycle to meet his Swedish wife in 1978. The journey took him 4 months and through eight countries.
C.S. Lewis entered a civil marriage with a woman so she could avoid deportation. Then, after she developed terminal cancer, they eventually fell in love and re-married while she was in the hospital. They were married for three years before she passed away.
Kåre Rodahl, a Norwegian physician and physiologist, a research fellow in Arctic physiology and medicine in the United States, met his future wife for the first time when he was parachuting, coincidentally landing beside her while she was milking a cow.
In 1681, a white woman married an African slave in colonial Maryland, even though she knew that doing so would condemn her to a life of slavery.
A 57 year old Japanese man has been learning to SCUBA dive specifically so he can look for his wife’s remains after she was presumably swept away during the 2011 tsunami. He says her last email to him was “… I want to go home”, and he is determined to make that happen.
In 2011, Chinese artist Peiwen Liu proposed to his girlfriend. But things didn’t go smoothly: the girl jokingly told him she would marry him only if he walked 1,000 miles for her. Peiwen took her words literally and set off to walk from the town of Anyang to Guangzhou, a city around 1,000 miles away, where his girlfriend’s parents lived. Carrying a backpack and a red flag reading “Eager to meet my mother-in-law,” he walked about 25 miles a day. He even started to blog his experiences, which included a terrifying incident in which he was almost murdered by cows. By the time Peiwen was a week away from his destination, his fiance was already sending him text messages telling him to give it up and go home. When he persevered and arrived in the city, she sent him a text that read “I will not spend the rest of my life with you” and then switched off her phone.