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The fine line of marriage

by Saleh Al Shaibany
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It occurred to me only last week that the institution of marriage is mostly supported by a woman. Men enter it with different objectives although we may not like to admit it
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Call for help, from beyond the grave...
I have only recorded what I and other witnesses heard. It is up to readers to draw their own conclusions but for me the proof is well nigh conclusive

Fear of failure
Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop”. This proverb is very meaningful. And one of the most familiar circumstance one fears to face is failure

Everyday I tell him that I love him
The most successful woman pop star of all time put her career on hold to fight her husband’s cancer

17 days killing spree
Barry Peter Prudom was a former Royal Marine commando and multiple murderer who became the subject of a police manhunt


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