"And, what's more, I never loved you. My father bullied me into marrying you."
"Isn't it nice, Harry, that we can sit here together for a whole evening and not feel we have to make conversation?"
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"I heard something snap."
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The Couple who Adopted an Adult Child
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"I don't know you anymore, Ira."
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"I always know what Harry's going to say, and he always knows what I'm going to say, so, by and large, we just don't bother."
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"Shop around and get a surprise. The pussies like surprises."
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"It's chirp, chirp, chirp time again, isn't it?"
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"What happened to that tiny little ounce of passion we used to have?"
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"Willard! About your mother's biscuits and coleslaw! Shut up about your mother's biscuits! And shut up about your mother's coleslaw!"
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