Heather von Rohr had moved to Los Angeles with aspirations: to make it as a screenwriter and to fall in love, marry and have a child. In need of a day job, she took an entry-level position at the research library of a prestigious film academy.

At the library, she met Nick — who was 13 years younger than she was and in no position to support a family.

Today, we also meet Edgar and Beatriz, a couple featured in our Vows column, who tell their own story of letting go of expectations and finding each other in the process.

Hosted by: Anna Martin
Produced by: Julia Botero and Hans Buetow
Edited by: Sara Sarasohn
Executive Producer: Wendy Dorr
Engineered by: Dan Powell
Theme Music: Dan Powell
Original Music: Marion Lozano, Chelsea Daniel and Elisheba Ittoop
Essay by: Heather von Rohr
Read by: Sam Desz
Founder, Modern Love: Daniel Jones
Editor, Modern Love Projects: Miya Lee

Special thanks: Mahima Chablani, Lauren Jackson, Renan Borelli, Jeffrey Miranda, Julia Simon, Lisa Tobin, Sam Dolnick, Tammy La Gorce, Beatriz Rivera, Edgar Alonzo and Ryan Wegner and Anna Diamond at Audm.

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