mandating renters insurance - Dating different social classes

She explains: "This time the attraction was his mind, and because of the veneer I had gained in my first marriage, he assumed I came from higher up the social scale than I really did.

WHEN Yvonne Beever, 49, was a girl, her father, the manager at a sewing machine firm, sent her off for elocution lessons.

"He said it would give me social mobility," she observes, with a wry smile. She went on to marry a man "from the top of the social scale".

But if some might see these as danger signals, she sees them merely as things to be compromised over. Martha, a 25-year-old lawyer doing articles, had a passionate affair with a car mechanic, but her parents' dislike of him eventually broke the relationship.

She says: "They were so hostile to him, because he threatened all their dreams for me, and whenever we were at my home, I felt miserable for him.

In A Bit of Rough, actors Graham Martin and Victoria Willings play out the unravelling of a relationship built on sex, made dangerous and erotic by the fragile fantasy each has of the other, finally leaving the blood and gore of expectations and aspirations that cannot be sustained under stress.

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