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I would like to hear a love story

(52 Posts)
slimochuda Sun 20-Mar-16 16:56:40

I grew up dreaming about love and saw my parents so deeply in love until one of them died. There's so much sadness and dissatisfaction on here, amd I understand why but I so much want to hear from you if you are in love. Does it even exist anymore?

Coffeeinsilence42 Sun 20-Mar-16 17:48:01

You tell us one?

RiceCrispieTreats Sun 20-Mar-16 18:09:02

Sure it does. Those people don't post on a relationship advice board.

Mumandmummer Sun 20-Mar-16 18:11:53

Yes. Mine and DH's is a pretty classic love story, I'd say. You won't find many people gloating about their own happiness, especially not on here. But it definitely still exists! Are you okay OP?

MypocketsarelikeNarnia Sun 20-Mar-16 18:15:58

Oh gosh yes. Dh is my total lobster. Totally wonderful man. smile

Why are you asking?

MrsH1989 Sun 20-Mar-16 18:20:13

I am in love. I met my DH when working at a bar and although I wasn't attracted to him, we swapped numbers when bumping into each other on a night out. It didnt take long to fall for him and I knew very early on that I would marry him. 7 years on we are married with a child and I love him just as much a I did that day.

A better love story is my parents though who have been together since they were 14 years old!

tilliebob Sun 20-Mar-16 18:33:44

I met my DH at 15 and 30 years later here we still are. I don't need to post about it though. I did once post on some thread about how proud I was to be his wife and to be happily married and was totally shot down by a whole host of feminists for apparently being a 50's housewife, so I don't tend to post much.

slimochuda Sun 20-Mar-16 18:36:15

MrsH that sounds lovely. I am just looking out the window beautiful spring smy, sun going down wondering if it will ever happen for me. That's all

KittyandTeal Sun 20-Mar-16 18:42:20

I met me dh after breaking up with who I thought was the love of my life. He was my friends housemate.

We were mates for a while whilst I got over my break-up, it was never romantic in those months but the more we got to know each other the more we realised we loved exactly the same things. We got drunk one night and one thing lead to another.

Problem was I was booked to teach in Thailand for 6 months. We 'dated' for 6 weeks before I left and decided we weren't going to wait for each other but that we'd try again if we were both single when I got home.

I got out there and missed him, my friends and my new life so much I decided to come home after 6 weeks. Called and told him and he cried, saying he'd be there when I came home. We spoke twice a week while I was away. I had a dream while I was out there that we got married. I woke up and just 'knew'.

I got home and I've never looked back. I moved close to him and our friends in London. Trained in my current profession. We moved in together and the rest is history.

We now have dd1, we lost dd2 last year and have just lost ds. He has been my rock and I cannot imagine how I'd get through these tough times without knowing I had him and dd for the rest of my life.

chelle792 Sun 20-Mar-16 18:51:03

I met up with a random guy on the internet for a quick drink, didn't really expect anything much but was looking forward to it. The date was more than a quick drink - we stayed in the pub for about six hours drinking coke and had some food.

He told me a story about how his pops saw his nan for the first time across the room at a party and he told his friend that this lady would be his wife. They were married together fifty years.

I came home alone and told my housemate that I'd just met the man I was going to marry. A year and a day later, we married.

Ricksheadtilt Sun 20-Mar-16 18:56:09

I met my dh on the phone through work. I said something unintentionally saucy, we had a giggle. He got my mobile number. We spoke for 4 hours a night for a week. We met up for a date (150 miles distance). Within seconds we were hand in hand. We visited every weekend. It was so painful leaving each other on a Sunday evening. I job searched and got a job by DH whilst he found us a house. 10 yrs and 3 kids later..... He still worships me grin

Ricksheadtilt Sun 20-Mar-16 18:58:18

Oh and tilliebob - I'm quite the feminist. I'm also now a classic 1950's housewife... Because I want to be. My choice. Bollox to anyone who tries to "educate " me differently!!!

slimochuda Sun 20-Mar-16 18:59:49

The last 2 stories are really beautiful. Kitty I am so so sorry about your DD and ds. Your story really moved me.

KittyandTeal Sun 20-Mar-16 19:07:43

Thank you slim.

Going through something like that tears you apart inside but somehow it's made us stronger.

I always knew he'd be a great dad but sometimes I'm in awe when I watch him with dd1. It breaks my heart knowing I can't give him more children and knowing that our 2 we lossed missed out on having him as a dad.

That's proper soppy I know, I'm not usually a soppy 'life's so beautiful'.

I'm currently watching dd1 in the bath with her playmobil; 'daddy is giving mummy a big cuddle because she's crying because the baby died, he loves mummy doesn't he'. That says it all really.

deepdarkwood Sun 20-Mar-16 19:21:36

Of course it still exists!

Dh and I can both remember exactly what the other one was wearing when we first met 25 years ago (Him: jeans and a denim jacket covered with badges and a monumentally bad 80s-indie-kid haircut. Jeez, what was he thinking?). I knew he was The One the day he asked me out. Finally. After MANY hints.
Even though we have low stretches sometimes, he's a complete star & I can't imagine my life without his support and steadying force.

Ahappynewmummy Sun 20-Mar-16 19:32:19

me and my DP have only been together 3 years but we are head over heels with each other. don't get me wrong we get at each others throats at times but we are still madly in love. I'm currently on maternity leave and I always have his tea ready for him when he gets in I wake up (if not already up with ds) to make sure he's up for work. in return he makes me laugh helping me through pnd and anxiety and working more hours anf further away just to support us. we both still remember the exact date, place and the spot we first kissed and also like deep we both remember what each other was wearing.

when we started going out I told him the doctors said I couldn't have kids but he decided to stay with me either way. we broke that curse and like I said I'm on mat leave with our son. he must be the one smile

Coffeeinsilence42 Sun 20-Mar-16 19:33:35

Still a sceptic grin

FellOutOfBedTwice Sun 20-Mar-16 19:36:41

I knew my DH was the one immediately. I was engaged to someone else. DH and I both teachers. DH started at school on 1st July as was an NQT. We went off to the summer holidays and I couldn't stop thinking about him. Broke up with fiancé over the holidays because I knew it wasn't right I couldn't get DH out of my head and then two weeks later in the pub he and I got left alone, he asked me if I was thinking of seeing anyone else now I was single and the rest is history. Less than 18 months later we were married.

IsItIorAreTheOthersCrazy Sun 20-Mar-16 19:56:42

I think people are always cautious of taking about how great their relationships on here because it feels like tempting fate.

I have been with DH for 13 years now and love him a lot. We don't have a great love story particularly but I don't think that matters - what matters is that our relationship is solid, kind and respectful and all these years later we still do or say things that surprise the other one.

He is the person who can cheer me up, support me, show me love, laugh at / with me and still makes me feel better no matter what. I think that's a love story

PS I'm not usually so soppy, I promise!

IsItIorAreTheOthersCrazy Sun 20-Mar-16 19:57:09

*talking not taking!

Coffeeinsilence42 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:04:19

How do you know though? I'm sure everyone thought this kind of stuff until one day you find him with Bessie behind the bakewells?

KellyElly Sun 20-Mar-16 20:07:21

Ok, so, me and DP met at work. He is Spanish and when he first started working at my company in 2012 I saw him and thought he was gorgeous, but his English was awful and we didn't really talk and he went home.

He came back in 2014 and I noticed him again but I'm more senior and our paths don't cross that much, so again
things didn't happen. One night on work drinks, I left as I was going on an online date. I saw him when I left and was so tempted to stay, but left to get ready and the guy blew me out. I was all dressed up with nowhere to go, so I went back to go out with my work friends and we ended up connecting.

Fast forward and after us spending nine amazing months together he had to go home as he has a family business to run and a home in Spain. We were going to split up, but we have decided we love each other too much and my DD loves him too and him her. We've been seeing each other once a month, Skype, phone etc and we have some long hold booked there.

The plan now is for us to move over there and be together next year. It's not been easy, but this really is love. I've never felt this way about anyone before and it's the same for him. We can't wait for a family life together but until then, lots of great holidays and good times, as well as some tears and stress about not being able to be together all the time, but it's all worth it smile

deepdarkwood Sun 20-Mar-16 20:23:19

coffeeinsilence - I don't expect the heady 'in love'ness to last - although I still get 'hits' of that. But there is a trust and a respect that comes of seeing someone for years; seeing them at their best - and maybe their worst. I would never say that dh and I couldn't be unfaithful - anything can happen. BUT I also know he is - for want of a better phrase - a basically good human being. Someone who will step in if he sees someone being threatening. Someone who will go the extra mile, quietly, for a mate who's in trouble. Someone who will step up and do all more of the the household running when he sees I'm busy and stressed at work. Someone who puts me to shame with his generosity and thoughtfulness on a regular basis. Someone who I sometimes catch doing highly feminist things, behind my back grin It feels bloody unlikely that he'd go off the rails in that sort of way. ON the other hand, if a beautiful, curvaceous, overpriced surf/skate board wandered past on bonus day, I'd trust him as far as I can throw him wink

Nishky Sun 20-Mar-16 20:28:02

For our anniversary last year dh bought me a card that said 'everyone likes a love story: but I like ours best'

Thought that was quite romantic for him!

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sun 20-Mar-16 20:30:56

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35843306.

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