In 1987 cross-strait private visits became possible. From then till now there are nearly four hundred thousand cross-strait marriages. Two-thirds of the married couples live in Taiwan. The brides from the Mainland have to start a brand new life in Taiwan. Some are disconnected from society while some adapt well and find new enjoyment in life. Some struggles in marriage while some find enduring true love. 12 Mainland brides share their happiness, loneliness, and helplessness in living far away from hometown.