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December 31, 2012


Remember "The Graduate"? I watched it and thought -- divorced in five years max. What were they building a relationship on? So many "romantic" stories have this quality. A couple overcomes many obstacles and there's a big clinch/kiss at the end but I can't picture them having breakfast together ten years later -- much less negotiating whose turn it is to get up with the baby.

"Romeo and Juliet" is full of lovely language but I always thought the plot was silly.

or families suck.

I had a very good friend who went on a date with a guy she had just met (I don't remember how.) The day after that first date, she told me ten minutes into the date, she just knew they were going to end up getting married.

That was more than 25 years ago. Yup, they're still married, and happily so.

That's beautiful, A.

Well live fast and die young was kind of the rule in the 16th century. These were the days when men outlived women since childbearing was a high risk proposition. Also, their impetuous romance alienated both of them from their families, so let's say the poison plot went off as planned; Juliet is dead in 5 years anyway while delivering her 3th child (stillborn). Romeo died soon after since the Montagues, who have been keeping tabs on his whereabouts, no longer have any reason to not kill him. This leaves their one child who survived childhood in a convent.

Oddly enough, had they never met, the story would likely have been very much the same. So better to have loved and lost...

Having been in untrustworthy relationships, and regrettably being untrustworthy on occasion myself, I knew that I could never be happy in a serious relationship unless it was with someone that I could trust absolutely and who could trust me absolutely. So when Mrs. Aaaargh and I became an item I swore that everything I did would be an open book to her (with the proviso that if she did not want to hear certain gory details of my checkered past, she could request to be spared them). It has worked beautifully, and it's nice to know that sometimes a plan does come together, and we're remarkably free of drama. Smartest thing I ever did. You can keep your romantic dramas----even though I did declare I loved her on our first date (we had known each other for years, though, so I don't think that's quite in Juliet's league).

Romeo & Juliet were kids -- junior high, IIRC.

Not ready for anything that took more than a month to finish.

Been 22 years with my SO (23 come Memorial Day, FSM willing). Feels like a week, and like always, and like it needs to be this way all the time.

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