chapter  2
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To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Heather Cortez

A couple is usually understood as implying a married or otherwise “permanent” pairing of a woman and a man, and a majority of couples are “permanent”—at least in terms of their original aspirations for their relationship-if not actually formally married, although many are as well. e couple is a building block of a majority of societies in the world today.