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Erich Segal was wrong about love.

by marc412 on December 18, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

In his best-selling novel "Love Story", which was made into a popular movie with Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw, he wrote that "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Not in my experience! I'm always finding myself saying I'm sorry to my loved ones, whether I'm in the wrong or not.


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