Paul got engaged
when he was nineteen.
It did not last long
because the girl did not wish to marry.
She did desire to wear
a diamond on her ring finger
and show it off to her girlfriends
for a couple days.
She loved Paul for not being mad
and for understanding her desire.
He did not understand
but simply accepted facts at face value.
They had a dis-engagement dinner
the equivalent of the dinner
on night he originally proposed
There was no breakup sex
since neither of them felt broken.
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