A Dozen Ways to Betray your Partner

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A Dozen Ways to Betray your Partner
Think you're loyal to your partner because you don't sleep around? You might have to think again.

I don’t know about you, but the Big Mystery of why I’m single has officially been put to rest.

Let’s finish this post by repeating Gottman’s indisputably true words about what a committed relationship is:

 

A committed romantic relationship is a contract of mutual trust, mutual respect, mutual protection, and mutual nurturance.

Is this too tall an order for US multi-divorced baby-boomers, who have been run through the relationship mill over and over for decades now?  What do you think?
 

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