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Have Fun! The Importance of Play in Couple Relationships

  title={Have Fun! The Importance of Play in Couple Relationships},
  author={Naomi Brower},
Boring, drab, lifeless, stale, dull, tedious. These are probably not the words you hope to use to describe your relationships. How about well planned, frugal, precise, productive, serious, busy? Though these can be characteristics of a strong, healthy relationship, they are not likely what make a relationship so appealing. What was it about the beginning of your relationship that made it so attractive? What is it about your partner that made you want to spend time with him or her? 
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