Childhood trauma can typically go away an enduring imprint. Paula McLain, the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, took a vow of celibacy after a string of failed relationships left her emotionally depleted. For her, abstaining from intercourse meant lastly therapeutic from the previous and studying to like and settle for herself.
When June Berry, a baby welfare advisor and chef, first noticed April Hunt, an art-world fixture and D.J., at a celebration in Brooklyn, she was captivated. And once they bumped into one another days later at a bar in Harlem, numbers have been exchanged. Although the 2 come from different worlds, they bonded over music and meals. The couple married Feb. 12 on Randalls Island.
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