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  1. lifeofangela says

    This was a really interesting read Laura. You have a really good way with words, each post from you sets me off thinking on another topic. I was never one to be into Hollywood love, but then again I just wasn’t into drama/epic/romance movies in general. I preferred comedies, or animations. Romcoms are what the I thought on in terms of finding a partner. Someone I would bump into, or meet at work. ‘Meetcute’ so to speak. It kind of happened to me, and I was very lucky in that regard 🙂 Dating in general is pretty foreign to me since I’ve been in a commited relationship for around 6 years, and it’s my only ever relationship

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Angela. I have not actually had that many dates but when I come across guys in general, I usually find some excuse to not date them.
      You’re relationship is really sweet and I like that your only relationship is with a guy who you are now married too.

  2. Infinite Living says

    I loved this reflective post in many ways and as always I love your writing style. I realized too that my mind had been conditioned by the expectation of movie-like sparks, and so was everyone’s around me. Even though I knew that practicalities and realities of life exist between the sparks that may or may not even show up …the conditioned mind took over to judge relationships. There is so much depth and gratitude to be acknowledged in all aspects of life, including relationships. It is indeed a mystery and skill to be realized life long …what do we truly desire in a relationship that we mean to sustain the lifetime.

    • LauraJ says

      I love that your comments always make me think and you summarise perfectly. I have been very conditioned by Hollywood and almost taught through movies, what I should expect from relationships and from people.
      Life is a lot longer than 2 hours though and I guess overtime the Hollywood spark replaces with our actual needs and desires. Of course you can always have sparks in a relationship, but there has to be meaning to a person which goes beyond their charm. Thank you for reading.

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