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Scenes from a Marriage - Vol. 4

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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Comment from Pantygynt
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I love this series although I have to admit I have been dipping into them from time to time rather than following them assiduously, so when the Cat suggested there were a couple of episodes that needed a kick upstairs I was only too pleased to comply.

This is another great piece of fun and when I am done here I understand episode 2 is also in need of some treatment. Have a great Christmas.

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2015
    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you as well.
Comment from Adri7enne
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Ah that was such fun! You make raising a family seem like a fun adventure and I'm sure that kind of attitude goes a long way towards creating a peaceful environment. Which is not to say mistakes are not made, but how lovely to thing of two real people, with a healthy appreciation for each other, but also strong enough personalities to stand on their own. That's a wonderful combination for raising healthy kids. You're all lucky in each other. And you sure deserve you success for writing about it in such an understated manner. A great piece. Congratulations!

 Comment Written 20-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 23-Nov-2015
    Thanks - we are lucky indeed!
Comment from Realist101
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LoL! Wonderful account of real life! I like your sense of humor and also style of writing. I have a power drill and am afraid to turn it on! :D Nice work and congrats in placing Mark! Susan

 Comment Written 19-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 20-Nov-2015
    Thanks and good luck with your drill!
Comment from ellie6
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A brilliant story, and with such a ring of truth. No matter how much we love our partners, a short break occasionally is therapeutic. Well written and observed.

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 16-Nov-2015
    Thanks for the review - much appreciated.
Comment from amada
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I love your story, so close to reality. I loved the little details and the adventures with the power drill! Thinking about it, we all need a change of schedule once in a while.

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 16-Nov-2015
    Thanks for the review - much appreciated.
Comment from evilynne
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What a funny and cute story! Enjoying separateness is sometimes as important as enjoying togetherness. Your story is enjoyable and well written. Best of luck in the contest. Evi

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 13-Nov-2015
    Thanks for reviewing this (especially since the certificate has expired). I didn't think this one was Story-of-the-Month material, but I'm flattered by the nomination and by your kind words - thanks.
Comment from ciliverde
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Great story, Mark, I really enjoyed this. How true that just a bit of absence makes the heart grow fonder-- I am thankful for the few times each year my husband goes out of town for a few days. I stay up too late watching T.V., let the dogs up on the bed, don't have to make a big deal making dinner. I know you understand! Your fun loving personality and creativity really shine through in this piece.
Carol

 Comment Written 18-Oct-2015


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2015
    Thanks Carol. I picked my daughter up from college yesterday morning (home for fall break) and my wife from the airport last night. The only thing better than having the house to myself is having everybody back at home.
reply by ciliverde on 19-Oct-2015
    Yes - having the house to yourself all the time is no good. But small doses can be just the thing :)
Comment from justafan
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Dang it!! You have to be the best dad...big sigh!
I am the one that made the pillow forts, played hide and seek on rainy days, put the scary movies on just so I could hide behind the kids...lol. Oh, those were the days!!!
In my next life, I will remember the drill...BRILLIANT!!

I loved this, in case there is a doubt in your mind. :)

Always,
Missy

 Comment Written 18-Oct-2015


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2015
    Thanks for the kind words - I don't know what's in second place, but being a parent is definitely the best thing in life.
reply by justafan on 19-Oct-2015
    I soooo agree.
Comment from maggieadams
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You're sch a doll...Maggie is a lucky woman and your kids are lucky kids. You have an endearing way about you and I am sure I could pick you out of a crowd. Your words and your writing have so much voice. Have a great Saturday night and go Cubs!

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2015


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2015
    Thanks Maggie - unfortunately, things are not going the Cubs way thus far - trying to keep the faith though. Haven't seen many posts from you of late - hope all is well.
reply by maggieadams on 19-Oct-2015
    Just busy...have lost a bit of interest in FS, except for reading you, Mark Fowler and Spiritual Echo (Ingrid)...I am, however, going to post my epilogue soon.
Comment from Nosha17
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I agree, the fun time is what kids remember most about their childhood, and dads are good for that. I was the one who created the fun times for my kids, my husband had them doing Maths!!! I'm not kidding. Most enjoyable fun read, love your humour. Does she get to read these stories!? Faye

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2015


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2015
    Thank you Faye. Your husband's math exercises seemed to have paid off - at least where your rocket-scientist daughter is concerned.