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Be in love with love

Timothy Kincaid

January 7th, 2013

Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth, 1955

What do you do when you walk into a restaurant, meet a man, and feel the universe respond? Well, if it’s 1953, and you are BTB reader Eric Marcoux, you spend the next 60 years with him. So far.

Take a moment to read this Oregonian interview with Eric and Eugene. It is charming and sweet, yet reflective of the humility and genuine wit and wisdom that I’ve come to expect from Eric’s correspondence.

Q: What advice would you give to new couples today?

Marcoux: God, that’s just a terror of a question. To know it’s not easy, and leave if it’s toxic. Wait long enough to know whether or not it’s toxic or just a pain. And be in love with love.

Woodworth: The main thing that I come back to is commitment. You have to decide from the very beginning whether it’s going to be a committed relationship for a long period or if it’s just going to be as long as it lasts. Which is what most people do. They fall in love with lust instead of love. And they think that when the sex starts getting bad, that’s the end of the relationship. That’s the beginning of the relationship! That’s when you start working on it.

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Regan DuCasse
January 7th, 2013 | LINK

Just. Beautiful. Thanks for this Tim!

Maurice Lacunza
January 7th, 2013 | LINK

Well spoken advice. Thanks for this story.

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