That's what marriage is: A complex dance where you and your partner don't just mirror each other's moves, but embrace the challenge of making up new steps as you go along.
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When people start spouting unhappiness, inanities and misinformation, I know they're simply replaying old tapes and need my love more than ever.
Don't believe the well-intentioned enthusiasts when they say you can have it all. You simply cannot. We take our life in our hands, make our choices and have what we have -- just not all.
Whether we like it or not, when a new family holiday tradition begins, another one fades away. But new ones must begin. The question is when the family nucleus shifts and which household becomes its vortex.
It's almost as if we may be screwed no matter what happens: no spending or lots of spending. We are screwed if we sit on the sidelines and let others dominate a debate that belongs in the past.
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