the course of true love never did run smooth

the course of true love never did run smooth

Lovers will inevitably face problems or challenges. The phrase comes from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A: "I can't believe my boyfriend is going to school 3,000 miles away." B: "Well, the course of true love never did run smooth."
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course of true love never did run smooth

Prov. People in love with each other often have to overcome difficulties in order to be together. (From Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.) Jill: What am I going to do? My boyfriend's job is transferring him to Texas, and I have to stay here. Jane: The course of true love never did run smooth.
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