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Meaning Now

Nowadays, we say "the course of true love never did run smooth" in exactly the same way. Love hasn't changed much in the past 400 years. It's still a bumpy ride. Usually when this phrase gets busted out, it's comforting someone about a rough patch in his or her relationship. Or a break up.

Just like Lysander, we try to make people feel better by blaming it all on love. This isn't "It's not you; it's me." This is: "It's not you; it's love."

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