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"Before I met Mark, I never really supported marriage," says Paula. "My parents had separate when I was 11 and I'd always said there is no way I was going to get married. Also it was very much my decision the previous relationship didn't go that way.
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"It was individuals who knew us and were close to us, and that managed to get very special," Paula says, today's girl with a strong sense of what she likes, and how she wants it.
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In her own job - in which she handles media, masterclasses, seminars and shows - Paula is required to travel a great deal, something they have considered their relationship's advantage.
As many as seven times a year, she will be away from home for approximately a fortnight and not a month passes that she isn't away at least one overnight.
"I used to find it very hard," Mark admits, "But now I've learned to evolve. I still miss her and can't watch for her to get home, and so i guess that keeps the spark in the relationship and also the time apart gives me time to see my mates, which is also good."
Quite consciously, Paula and Mark - both 30 - are making the most of these years, when it is just the a couple of them. Babies are part of the plan, but not for a couple of years. They happily discuss the pros and cons of parenthood, her reluctance to quit her career and concern that she'd resent Mark heading out in to the world while she stayed at home, however, you obtain the impression they'll take anything life throws at them and adjust to it with style.
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