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He turned to me and said something I will never forget. "I'm afraid to kiss you." I asked him why and he explained that he cherished our friendship so much and feared that if we took it to a different level, we might end up losing the friendship.
Well, you know how those things go. In the heat of the moment, friendships are as valuable as the words, "Well, let's just not lose the friendship, then." We kissed.
And that kiss launched an 8-year courtship that -- after many ups and downs -- turned into a marriage.
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