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Episode 6: They Nearly Drowned, Then Fell in Love
When a relaxing swim turned dangerous, 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.

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, such as natural disasters or financial ruin.

About this episode’s guests

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 PhD 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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