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Your best friend may just never be your soul mate

Your best friend may just never be your soul mate Your best friend may just never be your soul mate
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And that meaning remains clear and remarkably consistent: It implies that two platonic acquaintances arc refusing to admit that they're deeply in love with each other. When Harry Met Sally (ed. popular movie from the 1990's) cemented the plausibility of that notion, and it gave a lot of des-perate people hope. It made it realistic to suspect your best friend may be your soul mate, and it made wanting such a sce-nario comfortably conventional. The problem is that the Harry-Met-Sally situation is almost always tragically unbalanced. Most of the time, the two involved parties are not really "best friends." Inevitably, one of the people has been in love with the other from the first day they met, while the other person is either (a) wracked with guilt and pressure, or (b) completely oblivious to the espoused attraction. Every relationship is fundamentally a power struggle, and the individual in power is whoever likes the other person less. But When Harry Met Sally gives the powerless, unre-quited lover a reason to live. When this person gets drunk and tells his friends that he's in love with a woman who only sees him as a buddy, they will say, "You're wrong. You're perfect for each other. This is just like When Harry Met Sally! I'm sure she loves you—she just doesn't realize it yet." Nora Ephron (ed. the writter and producer ofthe movie) accidentally ruined a lot of lives.

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