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Old 10-23-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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That actually/anecdotally happens a lot and I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. Too many variables. In fact, I find it compelling when couples with really long-term marriages (60+ years) die within minutes or hours of one another. It can't be mere coincidence.

My father died at age 71 just over a year after my mother died at age 67. They we're married 44 years. He wasn't in the best of health and literally willed himself to death. It worked. I was glad for him!
I think it is a loving dependency that got out of hand. People just fall into a 'natural' pattern of convenience of always being together and become lost and unbalanced when the other is not there.

Yes, it seems romantic and touching, but I think there is just an element of personal laziness in it.

This is observed in other animals, too and romantics seem to think it is beautiful. I just think there is nothing that they have developed, either in hobbies or relationships, that anchors them to this world and they become incredibly bored and kind of fade away for lack of interest.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I think it is a loving dependency that got out of hand. People just fall into a 'natural' pattern of convenience of always being together and become lost and unbalanced when the other is not there.

Yes, it seems romantic and touching, but I think there is just an element of personal laziness in it.

This is observed in other animals, too and romantics seem to think it is beautiful. I just think there is nothing that they have developed, either in hobbies or relationships, that anchors them to this world and they become incredibly bored and kind of fade away for lack of interest.
Then we have a DOP - difference of opinion. That's all!
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:52 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I would have bought more gold and silver, but Im doing alright...
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