Monday, June 25, 2007

Oh Dear...

I think I'm writing about my first non-dysfunctional couple!

How quaint!

And holy crap! I don't think I have any idea how to do this!

2 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

David Moles said...

Shouldn't be too hard, right? Justine Larbalestier's already done all the research.

Kameron Hurley said...

I just keep reminding myself that it's perfectly OK for a normal couple to disagree with each other and 1)still want to be together 2)have a relationship based on more than disagreements 3)be happy most of the time (as opposed to running a relationship where both of them are happy only about 20% of time, meaning they're unhappy 80% of the time, which has pretty much been my emotional template for relationships up until now, so it's taking some getting used to).

I still think I'm trying to get used to the idea that two people who aren't fighting all the time are actually in a relationship... :)

And now I have to put that on paper. Somehow. The thing is, I know they can be an interesting, dynamic couple and still be happy and good for each other. There's this tendency to avoid writing about "happy" couples because they're supposed to be uninteresting. In fact, happy smart couples are actually pretty damned interesting, because they have all sorts of bizarre complimentary quirks that they've figured out fascinating ways to not just "put up with" or "deal with" but actually make them all work together and compliment each other.

It probably helps that I'm living with a quirky, happy couple.