Back To the Beanstalk: Enchantment and Reality for Couples by Judith R Brown

By Judith R Brown

First released in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Not really. It's—Well—it's just this porridge. Ta. M. What's wrong with the porridge? Ti. M. Oh! Nothing's wrong with the porridge. It's delicious. Ta. M. (With some impatience) Well? Ti. M. Don't you ever get bored with porridge? Ta. M. Bored? With porridge? What kind of a question is that? I never think about it. It's breakfast, that's all. We have to eat something. Ti. M. I've been thinking about it and frankly, I'm bored with porridge. Ta. M. Wellnow. You're acting crazy. All these years porridge has been fine, now you're bored with it.

So they both planted com. What boredom! What banal monotony! There is no vitality, no force, no emotion in this dull marriage. Two disconnected beings yoked together living side by side. They may not argue much but they don't laugh a lot, either. Chances are that Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse didn't start out as minor reflections of each other. Even among mice there are differences: there's the city mouse and the country mouse, the timid mouse and the daring mouse, the homeloving mouse and the mouse who wants to see the world.

Even among mice there are differences: there's the city mouse and the country mouse, the timid mouse and the daring mouse, the homeloving mouse and the mouse who wants to see the world. In fact, it's frequently the differences that draw couples 26 together. If you've got a plus for my minus, then you're the one for me. My emptiness reaches out for your fullness. The ways we are unlike may or may not be apparent; when we choose our mate we seem to have a sixth sense for ferreting out qualities or attitudes that contrast with our own.

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