Daily English 1271 - Disapproving of a Remarriage

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Dialogue/Story

Ellie:  I don't believe it. I just got off the phone with my mother and she dropped a bombshell.

Laurent:  What did she tell you?

Ellie:  She’s thinking of remarrying.

Laurent:  Are your parents divorced?

Ellie:  No, my mother is a widow. My father passed away eight years ago.

Laurent:  Oh, I’m sorry. You don’t approve of your prospective stepfather?

Ellie:  Uh, don’t use that term. I don't like or dislike him. It’s just that my mother should not be remarrying—period. She should stay true to my father’s memory.

Laurent:  After eight years?

Ellie:  Theirs was a picture-perfect marriage. How could she forget about it and take up with this other guy?

Laurent:  Don’t you want your mother to move on and be happy?

Ellie:  By replacing my father with this new guy?

Laurent:  I’m sure she’s not trying to replace him. She just wants a new love in her life.

Ellie:  My father was the love of her life. This other guy is a pale substitute.

Laurent:  Can’t you just be happy for her?

Ellie:  I’m never betraying my father’s memory.

Laurent:  Does that mean you’ll never marry?

Ellie:  Well, no, I can stay true to my father’s memory and still get married.

Laurent:  So can your mother!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Relationships + Family


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