Ben, Sally, Billy, and even Laura are in some ways defined by their first relationships. How does this theme play an important part of the novel?
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in addition to what Shirleyl posted, Ben's first relationship ended badly and so did Sally's. But that is pretty realistic, very few people end up with the person in their first relationship. And because Laura's ended the way it did, with Eric's death, she didn't really know how it might have played out. And Richard just seemed flawed to me because he had no backbone to go his own way.
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