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For others to live by this understanding, they would have an attitude that being in a relationship is the first step. They would approach dating as a series of lessons learned before finding someone that they could build a future filled with love and happiness with. The series of lessons would be what it is that someone would be accepting of and behaviors that are unacceptable. I feel as though dating is only the beginning and therefore, you should consider your relationship with a person and determine whether this person is “the one.” If they are, marriage is a future goal to aspire towards. If they are not, breaking up is always a good
They keep their affair a secret from the family because they feel that Valentine’s father would not accept him. Similarly, Romeo and Juliet keep their marriage a secret because of their feuding families . Both pieces of literature show forbidden love, and the fear of family disapproval. Valentine is engaged to a suitor her father had chosen for her, while Juliet also becomes engaged to the suitor of her father’s choice. Neither of these women agrees to these arrangements.
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