The Quirkiness of Marriage.

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My husband and I have this funny ritual when it comes to our weekend shopping.  We get up bright and early in the morning, have breakfast then head to the grocery.  I prefer walking from the back of the parking lot up to the store for a bit of extra exercise, so he drops me off and then proceeds to drive along beside me trying out the worst possible pick-up lines in the world.

It’s become a challenge for him to see how hard he can make me laugh before I make it to the store.

It’s those sort of funny moments which make a marriage work, I think, at least for us.

The amusing and slightly quirky interplay between a couple is something I always wanted to come across with the romances in my books.   I want the relationships to feel real and not like a bizarre, two-dimensional fantasy that could never exist long term outside of a novel.  It’s a personal preference for how I write and prefer to read as well.

How about you? Do you like your fictional couples infused with at least hint of realism?  or do you prefer to indulge yourself in complete fantasy?