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A street in the city center of Birmingham was blocked by a fleet of Lamborghinis worth more than £1 million ($1.29mn). The five supercars were “abandoned” in the middle of the road, as their owners reportedly went to attend a wedding in the vicinity.
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Laura, Nicola and Alison Crimmins from Dublin, Ireland, are the three stunning models dubbed the World's most identical twins, and they do everything together- from eating the same type of food, to modelling, to living together, exercising and even hair styling.
The 29-year-old triplets ensure they do everything in accord so they can all look beautifully alike.
They eat exactly the same thing and, as a result, the 5ft11 sisters have matching 28inch waists, 34A bra sizes, and weigh bang on 8 ½ stone.
Laura, who’s in a long-term relationship, said:
“We live identical lives so we look the same and we love it. “It’s important we use exactly the same products and get all our beauty treatments together – whether that’s spray tanning, nails, make-up or our haircuts. We all book ourselves in for an appointment with our hairdresser Kathy at the same time so our locks look identical. Whether we are getting our highlights done, a blow dry or just a trim, Kathy will book us one after the other so there’s no difference in our styles.”
Allison who is single adds:
“It’s important for our job as triplet models that we look exactly alike so we eat the same diet and exercise together too. We go for a run together in the morning then having porridge for breakfast. For lunch, we go to the same café together and order a salad. Then for dinner, it’s grilled chicken with a baked potato. We have even have the same food on cheat days, which is usually a Dominos pizza.”
“We’re so close. We have a ‘Sisters Whatsapp’ so we are always in constant contact with each other all the time and buy the same things.”
“We’ve been approached by modelling scouts in shopping malls since we were about ten years old. “But we waited until we were sixteen years old when we were signed by a modelling agency. After that the work rolled in, we’ve done television shows, press calls, fashion shows. We even got to skip school for modelling shoots - it was great!”
Below are more photos of the triplets courtesy The Sun UK:
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Who are your exes? How many have there been? Is it important to tell your partner all about them? Each and every one of them?
It depends on how you and your partner choose to handle this type of exchange. Some people need to know about all the people their partner dated, while some are content to know about the people who left a mark in their partner's life.
When you're in a relationship, you are expected to tell each other as much as you can. There will come a point when your exes will be discussed, but it does not mean that you have to provide a list. If your partner requires you to list all your exes down, it's up to you to decide whether you're willing to give them that list or not.
If, however, they don't care about who you've been with, it's still necessary for you to tell them about the exes who will pop up in conversations with friends and family.
Why do you need to talk about your exes?
In order to have a future, you and your partner need to know the important things that happened in the past. For you to fully understand how your partner came to be, you must be open to knowing about their past experiences and the people who shaped their lives.
You will discuss each other's family, where you grew up, who you grew up with, and other bits of information that paint the whole picture of your lives. That includes your exes. But why is it so important to tell your partner about them?
#1 You can learn from past mistakes made with your exes. What went wrong? Who broke up with whom? Why did you break up? The answers to these questions will go a long way in helping you and your partner understand each other better.
#2 You can prevent any embarrassing situations where your ex is mentioned and your partner has no clue who they are. We all know that feeling when your friends start talking about someone you don't know. For your partner, it's worse when the people around you are talking about an ex your partner doesn't know about.
#3 You can warn your partner about your ex's presence in your life. Some exes are here to stay, especially if they live in the same zip code. Let your partner know, or else they might end up being besties with your ex while they're at the gym.
#4 You partner will be able to sympathize with certain issues that you had to deal with. Some past relationships are more traumatic than others. If you share that with your partner, they will be able to better understand why there are some things in your life that you have difficulty dealing with.
#5 You and your partner will feel more secure because you managed to share something very personal with each other. It's a scientific fact that people grow closer when they share personal stories with each other. What's more personal than a story about your ex, right?
Who are the exes you should mention?
Some people have been around for a long time, and it's understandable that they may have accrued a certain amount of exes that may seem overwhelming. Some exes, however, are so inconsequential that they don't deserve any recognition.
I'm talking about the ex that lasted for a week or the ex that didn't count. It's up to you to reserve any importance to whomever you wish to discuss with your partner. With that being said, there are some exes that need to be discussed, even if the purpose is just to let your partner know they exist. They are:
#1 The first ex. Whether it was in kindergarten or in 7th grade, the first ex is a necessary point of discussion because your partner will find it extremely entertaining.
#2 The ex you were first intimate with. Your partner will want to know who took your virginity. How it happened, where it happened, and how you felt after – it's all included in the discussion.
#3 The most serious ex yet. This person is the biggest competition in your partner's eyes. It's not because they're scared you might leave them for this ex. They will be more concerned about what they can do to keep you in their lives, so you won't end up going back to that ex.
#4 The other serious exes. The only reason they're included in the list is because someone might bring them up in future conversations.
#5 The ex your parents hated. Your partner can learn a lot about what not to do from this ex.
#6 The ex who's still not over you. This ex is persistent and still waiting in the wings. Your partner needs to know about it, so there won't be any misunderstandings in case this ex decides to pursue you.
#7 The ex who's still in your life. This is the ex who may be a friend or someone who lives really close by. They can also be close to your family or friends. Your partner will want to know of their existence, in case they end up being in the same room.
#8 The ex that you regret the most. Some past relationships are more painful than others. Your partner deserves to know about these moments in your life, so they can see where you're coming from and know how to properly handle your present relationship.
How do you broach the subject?
Now that you know which exes you should discuss, the next problem is when you should tell your partner. If they don't want to know who your exes are, leave it at that. Still, you should always be open to talking about it, in case they change their mind. You can also wait for them to ask you about your exes. If they don't, you should still broach the subject, in case they're too shy or scared to ask you about it.
You can safely talk about your exes when you're a month into your relationship. If they ask earlier than that, you can decide whether the time is right to talk about it.
Discussing past relationships can be painful for some people, but it can also be cathartic. Some problems may arise if you don't discuss past relationships, like sudden encounters or messages from exes that pop up out of nowhere. That's why it's better to be transparent about your past. Just remember that sharing these things will help you and your partner have a more open and lasting relationship.
While talking about exes is never truly comfortable, keep in mind that your experiences shape you into who you are today, and your partner deserves to know what part your exes played in that.
There are many factors that go into a successful marriage, but one of the most important is to choose to marry based on your priorities. So, you need to be aware of what’s most important to you in a committed relationship – and understand a bit about how those factors relate to happy marriages.
Below are a few common reasons why people choose to get married. As you read through them, consider how much each one applies to you.
People marry because of:
Love means different things to different people. For instance, some people marry because they feel swept off their feet by romantic love, while others marry based on a deeply rooted and grounding platonic love that also includes physical attraction.
Whatever your experience of love, a successful marriage is nurtured and sustained when two people feel and express warmth, caring, and respect for each other. They support each other’s personal goals, as well as their shared dreams. And when differences arise, they can work through them in a way that leaves both feeling valued and respected.
If you are choosing to marry for this reason, it’s essential that you think seriously about whether your relationship will likely work for the long haul. Force yourself to consider the realities of your situation. Compare this future vision to one in which you raise your child as a single person; or as two single people working together.
Many people get to a point in their relationship when they feel that marriage is the next logical step. If you really are ready to marry, then the transition can be exciting and basically seamless. But if your relationship is missing one or more important elements, do not assume it will work itself out.
Differences in religion, libido, or financial priorities can undermine a marriage in the long run. Work such issues through before committing to a life together that includes what perhaps should have been a deal-breaker.
“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.” Indoctrination into the belief that mature, happy adults eventually marry begins at a very young age. Even in today’s society, which embraces a number of different types of families, many people continue to feel that there is an expectation that they will eventually marry. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this… unless it’s pushing you to marry when you’d really prefer not to.
Life is unpredictable, and most people seek ways to feel safe. They might look for financial or emotional security. In both cases, this security can be just what you are looking for. But keep in mind that after you’ve felt safe for a while, you will likely yearn for something more than relief from your fears of being penniless or alone. You will want a partner whose company you truly enjoy
Marriage – by definition – offers companionship, which might be very important to you. However, if you choose a companion who undermines your sense of feeling good about yourself, limits the things that make you happy, or creates significant tension in your life, the price might be too high.
Resolving childhood issues: This is the most complicated reason people marry, in part because it is so difficult to fully recognize. If you know that your choice of partner is tied to childhood experiences, be sure to think about whether the choice will likely lead to a better life. It’s best to get feedback from a trusted person (such as a friend or therapist) because people have blind spots when it comes to such deeply felt, emotional issues.
Whatever your reasons for marrying, think long and hard about them. Discuss them with people you trust. Allow yourself the space to connect with these reasons, how they fit with your current choice to marry, and what your future will probably look like. When you fully consider all of these factors and determine that you have indeed found “the one,” you will hopefully feel assured of enjoying a long, happy marriage.
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