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What are the internal and external conflicts in "How I Met My Husband" by Alice Munro?

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In "How I Met My Husband," the external conflict is the love triangle between Edie, Chris Watters, and Alice Kelling. Edie, who is fifteen, is enjoying a flirtation with Chris when Alice, his fiancee, shows up. Chris has a relatively innocent tryst with Edie that Alice finds out about and that causes Alice to erupt in anger. Chris leaves after this tryst, and Edie never sees him again.

The internal conflict revolves around Edie's growing sense of herself as a woman. At...

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