edward and belladoes anybody have as good as a relationship as bella and edward???

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ako6777 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I think that Bella and Edward have the most beautiful relationship I have ever seen.  They are so compassionate and caring.  The talk through their problems and face them together.  I think their relationship would make a moral model for the best to follow.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Bella and Edward are fictional characters. On top of that, they are products of fantasy--vampires and werewolves do not exist.

However, there are examples of great loves. Surely you've heard of a woman who, after 40 or 50 years of marriage to the love of her life, dies only weeks after her husband passed on. Or take Ronald and Nancy Reagan as an example. Their love for each other is legendary. Throughout their years together, he wrote love letters to her, and those have been collected into a book.

Bella and Edward's love is fictional, but not unattainable.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I would say that many people have a much better relationship than Edward and Bella. Mshurn makes some good points and I would like to add to them, but in a different way. Their relationship has not survived the test of time. I can only assume since they are now both immortal that their relationship will last, but who knows? It's still at the stage where their physical attraction/lust for each other seems to rule over those elements like communication and other things that sustain relationships over the long term. As they are vampires this might be enough, but in real world relationships when the newness wears off love, patience, communication, and other elements better be there to sustain a relationship.

In addition, other people have better relationships because they remain true to l while building their relationship. Edward absolutely knew he did not want Bella to become one of the undead, but he allowed her to persuade him. He knew he didn't want to take the chance of consumating their relationship, but he allowed that to happen too. It seems that Edward had strong beliefs, but that Bella was always asking him for something he was against. He had to change himself to give her what she wanted. This does not seem like good relationship building to me. Yes it's fiction. Yes it's meant to be a fantasy/love story, but it is not good role modeling for relationships.

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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In a word--no! One of the criticisms I've heard about Edward and Bella's relationship is that it gives girls and young women an unrealistic view of romantic love, painting it as all-consuming and eternal. Love may be eternal, but the intensity of first love mellows with time as reality asserts itself. The relationship between Edward and Bella also suggests that there is only one "true love" for each of us in the world--the idea of a soul mate. This is a very romantic notion, but highly unlikely. Considering that Edward is a vampire, we can't look at this relationship with Bella as being realistic. Edward and Bella's relationship represents the most heightened version of romantic love that one can imagine.

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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If you think about the truth this is a very far fetched relationship and expectation. All these circumstances and how fast their story progressed is impossible in a normal world and would not happen, this sets up unrealistic expectations for someone. If we are talking about the story, well anything can happen in fiction and in THIS SERIES only they have this relationship. I can name other series that have a better couple story, depth, and much more in my opinion. 

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udonbutterfly | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Reality wise? I'd say it's very far fetched. There are just too many circumstances and situations that creates the basis and type of love for every couple in the world.

Fiction wise? Of course! It's more of an occurrence in the fictional world. I can name a few couples who have relationships similar to there's.

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samanthastilphen | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

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edward and bella

does anybody have as good as a relationship as bella and edward???

Lol...hard to say their relationship is soooooo awesome and sweet and very romantic..LOVELY

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samanthastilphen | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

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Reply To Number 4....Sorry...I Have To Disagree As Well..Just because of the fact that i think that bella and edwards relationship is unique..it's different,special and very romantic i might add!! 

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spazzer23 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

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Okay, Im sorry but i diagree. It all depends on the relationship. I feel you can have a better or worse relationship than the one in this series. Me for example, I have had better and worse relationship, It also depends on how much/far you want the partnership to go. If both parties in the relationship work on the partnership then it (can) be better then the bond between Edward and Bella.

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I disagree with the above posts. I think the attraction/bond between Edward and Bella absolutely represents the reality of a young, passionate love. Furthermore Meyers incorporates other possibilities of love in the characters of Jacob and Mike as alternatives for Bella. This is much like the reality of dating in the twentieth century. There are many possibilities some seemingly right, some seemingly wrong, but in the end you pick the one who you feel you have the best connection with. Love is not always something that makes sense or fits some formula like your retirement fund. At first Bella and Edward are intrigued by each other, but the intensity develops with their common interests in literature and music. There are so many references within the first three books with discussion about Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Wuthering Heights....that takes place between Edward and Bella. This deep dialogue doesn't take place between Bella and her other suitors because they don't have that commonality. I don't know if "soulmate" is the correct term, but there is certainly something to be said for Bella choosing the person who best "fits" her. If Bella were to take an e-harmony quiz, I have a feeling she would have been matched with Edward-esque type guy. I think their relationship had a natural realistic progression to the final book where they both make compromises to sustain the relationship (which is very much like real-life).

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kellie96 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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In a word--no! One of the criticisms I've heard about Edward and Bella's relationship is that it gives girls and young women an unrealistic view of romantic love, painting it as all-consuming and eternal. Love may be eternal, but the intensity of first love mellows with time as reality asserts itself. The relationship between Edward and Bella also suggests that there is only one "true love" for each of us in the world--the idea of a soul mate. This is a very romantic notion, but highly unlikely. Considering that Edward is a vampire, we can't look at this relationship with Bella as being realistic. Edward and Bella's relationship represents the most heightened version of romantic love that one can imagine.

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