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Oscar-winning couples

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When love comes with a pair of Academy AwardsBy Frank PaivaSpecial to MSN MoviesIt's only natural to compare your romantic relationship to other couples that seem like they have it all. Gary and Thelma have the nicest lawn on the street, while your lawn is full of crabgrass. Pamela and Louise always find time to volunteer for the PTA, while you were so busy at work that you forgot to make cookies for the bake sale. Mike and David have well-behaved kids who don't terrorize the neighborhood, while you spent November 1st apologizing profusely for your child's Halloween shenanigans. Judgments like these are an illusion, of course. Mike and David are secretly worried about raising boring children who never get into trouble. Pamela and Louise feel obligated to do the PTA as the only lesbian mothers in town. Gary and Thelma didn't travel to Europe because they spent too much money on their azaleas.Even couples that have done the near impossible, like each winning an Academy Award, aren't guaranteed a happy life. A crowded mantle can spell destruction. There's actually such a thing as "the Oscar curse," a conspiracy theory that receiving the award ultimately leads to romantic dissolution. Bing: More about 2013 Academy Awards | More on Academy Award winnersWant more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.(AP)
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