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It's a common tale: you're into the Dead. You're also into your relationship with your significant other, who is very much not into the Dead.

How do you make it work?

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and the indoctrination begins

hey piper i take it this is your first child. the best parenting advice i ever got was sleep when they do

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thank you all. our unborn kid

thank you all. our unborn kid is hearing some dead thru headphones already. we are quite happy

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Awesome.....

news piper Congratulations!!!

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congratulations!

to your Dead Head family!:-)

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well as it seems, my plan

well as it seems, my plan worked. my wife now loves the dead. thanks to me. saint stephen gets in her head all the time. also, i found out that my loving wife is 7 weeks pregnant, so were bringing another dead head into this world :)

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sugar magnolia, blossoms bloomin'

see me and my wife are alike and different. she enjoys alot of dark music and light music, but i am unsure if she enjoys the dead or not. she doesnt say anything bout the music when i play it. i figure its only a matter of time

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Looking for love in all the wrong places

My significant other & I are tied together by our work. There is no escape from a loveless marriage, especially w/o the various side projects of the remaining cast of characters to get a breath of relief.

It's forcing me to look for quick escapes from reality with heads whom I can truly enjoy the music with. Hey, when your whole life is going to clubs every night and listening to music it becomes nauseating once you get hooked on jam-band music.

Anna the vamp-ire slayer

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American Beauty has found

American Beauty has found its way on a couple of times. I was also thinking "Live/Dead" and "Dead Set" as good introductions into the live aspect of the band.

"...the powerful plays goes on, and you may contribute a verse" -Walt Whitman-

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in my experience

Workingman's, American Beauty, and Reckoning are good things to have playing insidiously in the background...

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Help...in a hopeful kinda way

My sister bought me tix for the GD Movie on April 20th as a late birthday gift. My wife, who is not into the band at all, said she wanted to go with me. Needless to say I was a bit shocked. We settled into the theater and my wife avoided making any of her usual comments during jams, which was a great relief. On the drive home, she started asking some pretty insightful questions about the band and the music. The next day I had shoulder surgery, so the topic of music fell away from conversation for a bit, but as the days went by she started asking about specific songs.

Here is where the help is needed. My wife is starting to show interest in the band. She said she really likes "Sugar Magnolia" and was really happy when she heard "Peggy-O" come on during dinner the other night, however songs that tend to have longer jams still seem to be a bit of a put off (no "Dark Star" yet). How do I draw her into the band more? It would be so incredible if we could share this interest, so I don't want to ruin it by pushing too hard. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, McB

"...the powerful plays goes on, and you may contribute a verse" -Walt Whitman-

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