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Getting Married

Getting Married

Date: Aug 28 2000


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Last weekend, a friend of ours had a party to celebrate moving into a new house. I wasn’t able to make it, but Zach was. Here, he tells me about it, and how a lot of our friends have serious relationships.


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John:  So, how was Cook’s housewarming party on Saturday?

Zach:  Man, it was really cool. There was probably about 30 people there, with really good food and stuff to drink, and his house is really nice.

John:  Nice. I wish I could have made it. I was down in Eugene, visiting the fam.

Zach:  Yeah, you and Miguel missed out. Uh, Megan had a lot of hottie friends there.

John:  Really?

Zach:  Yeah. It was pretty cool. Um, but the thing is, is I can’t believe how many, how many of our friends are getting married these days.

John:  No kidding! We get home from Japan, and everybody’s engaged, getting hitched – what’s up with that?

Zach:  I know. I mean, there’s like a wedding this month, and another wedding next month and then, like two more weddings early next year.

John:  Yeah, I don’t think I can make it to all of them. What are they trying to do to us?

Zach:  I don’t know, but I was, but I was getting the full-court press, people asking me when am I gonna get married and all that.

John:  Oh, my God. I hate that pressure, man. I’m glad I didn’t go now.

Zach:  Yeah, well no, it was still pretty fun. You should have come.

John:  Cool. Well, hopefully they’ll have another party soon.


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It was an interesting experience to live in Japan for three years. When Zach and I went, everyone we knew was just getting out of college. Then, when we came back three years later, many of our friends had serious relationships. No one directly put pressure on us to do the same, but some pressure is still felt. When is a common age to get married in your country? Are you single, but looking for love? Are you married and have a good story? Come to the “Life Goes On” message board and share! See you next week,—John


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