Melani Robinson, an American, by no means imagined that she would start her marriage to her American husband, Neal, in Russia.
But, there they have been, newlyweds in Rostov-on-Don, after Neal discovered a well-paying job at a Russian firm.
Homesick throughout one in all the metropolis’s coldest winters, Ms. Robinson would say the similar factor each night time: “I love you,” and, “We’ve got to get out of here.”
Now, 17 years later and again in the United States, Ms. Robinson longs for these occasions. Why? She explains in her Modern Love essay, “From Russia, With Mixed Feelings.”
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