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Sadly even in marriage, people change and realise truths about themselves that could change the course of their relationship. Even if you spend decades with someone, can you say for sure that you truly know them? Life brings about many changes, and as we grow as people, there will be things we learn about each other — and ourselves — that can be unexpected.
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