They nearly drowned, then fell in love

Episode 6 | 2.14.22

They nearly drowned, then fell in love

Episode 6 | 2.14.22

Tell Me What Happened, an OnStar podcast

When a relaxing swim turned into a dangerous situation, one woman was grateful for help that sparked a life-changing romance.

 

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Nupur Gupta was enjoying a swim in the ocean after a day at a yoga retreat. But the waves, current and setting sun all added up to a dangerous situation. This episode features a story that will warm the heart of even the most cynical listener: It’s not just about survival, but also about true love across continents. This OnStar Tell Me What Happened podcast captures the story and more.

 

We also speak to Dr. Denise Marigold, associate professor and chair of Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada, about how a chance meeting in an emergency may help spark a relationship. Dr. Marigold also offers advice about how couples can navigate challenging situations, like natural disasters or financial ruin.  

Who’s in this episode?

Nupur Gupta

Nupur is a yoga and wellness enthusiast who loves to travel and explore different cultures. She likes to meet new people and try different cuisines.

Attila Bosnyak

Attila is a finance professional who enjoys exploring cultures, continents and people.

Denise Marigold

Dr. Denise Marigold is associate professor and chair of Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Marigold has a Ph.D. in social psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her research interests include the cognitive processes involved in building and maintaining relationship well-being and individual differences in interpersonal behavior.

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