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Did I say “I do” to this?

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Raise your hand if you know the difference between dating and being married. Now raise your hand if you knew this on your wedding day. Fewer hands in the air, I suspect, on question number two. Why is this? The answer is pretty straightforward. Unless you lived with your spouse before you got married, you simply didn’t know any better. In my novel, A Changing Marriage, protagonists Karen Spears and Bob Parsons meet in college. They attend parties together. They have philosophical discussions. And, when their roommates are elsewhere for an afternoon or an evening, they have sex. It’s a neat, clean, fairly compartmentalized, mostly uncomplicated relationship. Next they move through the blissful engagement period. Next comes the well-planned and executed…

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