Do you know Angelina Jolie?
She’s that beautiful actor who adopts Asian babies, and married the world’s most gorgeous man. They even had their own movie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Well, I’ve never met her. She sounds like a deadly assassin with a secret identity.
But I do know Christina.
Like Angelina, Christina is an admirable and beautiful woman. She also happened to marry a beautiful man named Brad.
When they first met, he was something different. Mesmerizing. Passionate. But now there is a huge space between them, and it keeps getting bigger.
She’s frustrated and lonely. He is angry and focuses all of his energy on work.
Yesterday they were trying to pick a place to grab dinner. Here’s what happened:
Christina starts. “I’m hungry. Let’s grab dinner.”
“Sounds good to me. What do you feel like eating?” Mark asks.
“I don’t know, you?” replies Christina.
“I feel like pizza. Let’s do that,” he says licking his lips.
“I don’t want pizza,” she complains.
“Okay, what do you want then?” Mark asks again, this time with a tone of frustration.
“I don’t know,” she says with a puzzled look on her face.
“What about seafood?” Mark suggests, desperately wanting to make a decision.
“No. That doesn’t sound good to me,” Christina responds.
“You always put down

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