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Most romantic comedies over the last five years have, fortunately, caught up to the realities of committed relationships. Love is not exactly accurately depicted in “The Way We Were” but is quite well explained in movies like “Knocked up” where the leading man is too busy with his bong to realize there is an earthquake, let alone that his pregnant girlfriend (yup, girlfriend and not wife) could be in danger. But they still love each other. And they still have sex. But the sex is awkward sometimes, and there is a lot of discussing the practicalities of the position, and sometimes sex just ends in an argument. That is love. And it’s okay! It’s fun and it’s messy and it’s gross and it’s awkward. Life is those things and since, hopefully, you can handle all areas of life with your beloved, then love should be all of those things too. But if you’ve only watched and read romances of yesteryear, you could be confused. Here are ideas of love the delusional have.


Mind reading

Your partner will always know when you’re teeming with anger across the room, and miserable when everybody around you is having a great time. Not so. Your partner will often be oblivious to the emotions that you think are obvious. And it doesn’t mean you’re no longer meant to be; it just means he isn’t a psychic.





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