First comes love, then skips marriage
Why celebrating 10 years together with an out-of-this-world anniversary party instead of a wedding felt more like us.
It was lust at first sight. Freshly 20 years old and out of a relationship, I locked eyes with Brett from across a crowded bar.
I won’t tell you that I knew at that moment he was my soulmate, but I can tell you that it was the beginning of an adventure that we’ve had the privilege of sharing for 10 years.
Growing up with someone in this way, there’s a lot you learn about yourself, one another and your collective place in the world—and something we discovered along the way is that “we,” as an entity, were a bit different.
Laura Hawkins and her partner Brett don’t want a story that’s like everyone else’s. ALEXA CUDE