Modern Love

When Laura and her husband divorced after two decades of marriage, their “little Colorado mountain town” could barely tell. It was quiet compared to the dramatic natural disasters that were afflicting the area — like flooding and wildfires. There were no raised voices, no feelings of fury.

So why did they split? In the lead-up to their divorce, Laura had a revelation about what good love — the kind that will “survive life” — is supposed to sound like.

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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors, and a few surprises. New episodes every Wednesday. This description is from Modern Love.

For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given readers of The New York Times a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.

Since its launch in 2004, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The New York Times, hosted by Daniel Jones and Miya Lee.

Each week, they’ll bring you their favorite stories, conversations with the authors and a few surprises.


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