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Bill and Hillary: Proving That Relationships Go Through Phases

It's hard enough being in a relationship, but imagine having every facet of it scrutinized by the media and the unwashed masses.

For as long as Bill and Hillary Clinton have been in the public eye, questions have centered on how stable (or authentic) their marriage is. Did Hillary sacrifice her political ambitions early on for Bill? Did they stay together after the Monica Lewinsky scandal because his presidential reputation was in tatters? Were they rarely seen together during her presidential campaign because of rifts in their marriage or because, as some suggested, Bill just didn't want to upstage her?

Whatever the case, now that Hillary is secretary of state, they've been recently sighted hand-in-hand, lovey-dovey, in New York City. No doubt some will speculate that this is more spin from the power couple.

Although few of us know what it's like to be in a relationship for 30 years, some of us have had long-term relationships that moved from the love-crazed loonies phase to something more mundane but comfortable. Have you been surprised — or alarmed — by phases in a relationship?


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