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BEING FORTHRIGHT

I like the way Cookie was candid about her not needing to be married to be happy.

There was no mention of children in the picture, and no mention of Cookie having a job or career, but if she can now support herself satisfactorily and live a high quality of life without marriage (which one can do, especially in the developed world), then that was a good solution for her.

She can still have warm, important, loving and intimate relationships in her life without being married.

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Linda Bloom, L.C.S.W., and Charlie Bloom, M.S.W., are the authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truths from Real Couples About Lasting Love.

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