" The Story of Two Souls" and Reader Feedback

I wrote a fictional piece I called The Story of Two Souls that has generated a tremendous amount of feedback, at least for this blog. I was a little surprised by how much feedback it created and have a few questions to ask, or at least one.

The tone of some of the comments was that this couple would likely never be happy and that their being would create a lot of disharmony so I wonder if there are people who think otherwise but chose not to answer affirmatively because it is not the politically correct answer.

Does anyone have any comments to share?

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  1. Sam August 9, 2005 at 10:26 pm

    It’s easy to have a “perfect” relationship when you don’t have to live a daily life with that person. It’s possible for them to be happy, however the obstacles are huge. Two divorces, children stuck in the middle…. Ug. Not a pretty picture unless they are living in a fairy tale/work of fiction.

  2. Jack's Shack August 9, 2005 at 8:17 pm

    There is something exciting about forbidden love. Sounds like a plot for a movie/play/novel- not like it hasn’t been done before. 😉

  3. fsgsf August 9, 2005 at 8:03 pm

    I dont see why they cant be truly happy!! I think many forbidden love couples ARE truly happy, or at least happier!!


    NJ from NJ

  4. Assorted Babble by Suzie August 9, 2005 at 7:47 pm

    I have to agree with Lejnd.

    Also feel though, many people marry for the wrong reasons…that sometimes lands them in a situation of living their life miserable.

    I want to believe and do believe we all have a soul mate. I met mine once, the only time in my life, that I ever felt hurt and so lost. We ended up hurting each other on a fast response that changed our lives.

    A decade later we still communicate and are friends. Truth be known we still love each other but live separate lives now..miles apart. My love for him probably will never change, but I do hope I get another chance to meet another soul mate and believe we have a chance at more than one.

    Perhaps seeing some marriages is a reason why I have remained single for 20 years. Refusing to just settle! So I am for people going with their deep feelings….you only have one life…it is up to the person if they want to give thier live to a miserable person and live in that situation. Myself I would rather be alone and unhappy all by my lonesome! (smiling) instead of living with someone else that is a true downer.

    Sorry for the babbling…but this touches home with me. I find ways to make myself laugh…without worrying about entertaining others trying to get them to be happy.

    Cheers!! (smiling)

  5. Jack's Shack August 9, 2005 at 7:41 pm


    Sometimes the old shmata queen hits the nail on the head and I think you just did it.

  6. Stacey August 9, 2005 at 5:13 pm

    Situations like this story are complicated, individual and not easily generalized. Each situation is different.

    I have seen in my own life how sometimes all parties are better off when things have ended. And I am including the children I have known who are the product of divorce who attest to how much better life is living with a fulfilled and happy parent.

    And I have known dumped spouses who have gone on to find happiness in ways they have never before known.

    Things of this sort are not always cut-and-dried. Marriages are not always able to be saved and sometimes they are better off for everyone if they are terminated.

  7. Jack's Shack August 9, 2005 at 5:03 pm

    I think it was the families left behind that was bothering everyone.

    That makes sense to me. I think that what surprised me about the responses was that they seemed to suggest that the happiness of the couple of was less important.

    I suppose that I am partly to blame because in my head I viewed them as having happy marriages, but not fulfilling ones and from that perspective it made sense that they might choose to venture abroad.

  8. bornfool August 9, 2005 at 4:59 pm

    Sure, the couple could be happy. I think it was the families left behind that was bothering everyone.

  9. Stacey August 9, 2005 at 2:22 pm

    No one can say for sure what would happen in real life.

  10. Sweettooth120 August 9, 2005 at 2:16 pm

    This is a story of fiction, so take the liberty of pandering to Anne and Daniel’s fantasy of sharing one life together. Then perhaps you can add other stories from the perpective of the spouses…their shock, pain, and life afterwards. Your story probably touches a raw nerve for many and so why not indulge them (the reader) with a fantasy that in real life would be quite painful, confusing and complicated.

  11. Stacey August 9, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    Anything is possible. No two relationships are the same.

    I believe it could go either way.

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