Valentine’s Day can be such a bummer. Here’s a post that should fill you with hope and encouragement.
Nate Bagley quit his internet marketing job and spent a year traveling all over the country to interview 100 couples who have been in love for many years. He calls his project Loveumentary. I would happily link to his site but he’s so slammed with traffic right now it keeps crashing. His Twitter feed is here.
Nate’s project got serious traction when he did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, which drew a lot of interest and rave reviews. (H/T: Say Whaat) Here’s how Nate describes his mission:
Hi, I’m Nate. I’m the creator of The Loveumentary, and I want to change the way the world perceives true love. My hope is that getting an inside look at the inner workings of happy, healthy, lasting relationships will give us all some perspective on how we can more fully experience true love and genuine human connection in our own lives.
What Nate found is heartening and very moving. Here are his best discoveries, from the Reddit AMA. I think a lot of what he found will surprise you, though it rings very true to me as someone who has been happily married for 30 years.