Love eternal, the ideal most people have been brought up with, is the quest most of us take on at an early age to find one true, special person that will love us forever no matter what for the rest of our existences. Sounds dodgy, doesn’t it? I’m afraid it’s a bit more complicated than that and those requirements are almost impossible to fulfill. Still, divorce rates aside, there are those love stories that have evaded classification and beat the odds to be positively considered “successful.” There are also those that were real and intense but short lived and ended in tragedy. Maybe there is hope. Either way, here are 10 real love stories that ended in tragedy.