20th Century Fox
Steph Barnes
December 17, 2016 9:01 am

We can admit it, The Fault in Our Stars breaks our heart every time we watch/read it, but it’s one of our all-time favorite books (and the movie was pretty good too). It made us laugh. It made us cry. But most importantly, it showed us a beautiful love story surrounding an issue we don’t often talk about — dating with a terminal illness. Then earlier this year, we met a real life Fault in Our Stars couple who lived and loved to the fullest before passing away just five days apart.

Falling in love and dating is hard enough, but can you imagine the added stress and heartache of loving someone with a fatal illness? The uncertainty of it all, never knowing if this day may in fact be your last day together. It’s breaking our hearts just thinking about it! But it really makes you appreciate the moments shared a whole lot more. Perhaps we could learn something from these heartbreaking confessions on the harsh reality of dating someone with a terminal illness.

Warning: You may need some tissue and cuddles from your favorite furry friend.

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We’re not crying, you’re crying! Not as romantic as the movies, huh? We hope you too are inspired by the strength of these wonderful human beings. Please, remember to hug the ones you love just a little bit tighter this holiday season. We’re sending you endless love and giggles.

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