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Cinderella (fictional character)

Let's call the whole thing off

Let's call the whole thing off

During the four years they were dating, Anne Milford wasn't sure she wanted to marry her boyfriend, but she certainly wanted to want to. He was a nice, responsible, successful professional. She was watching many of her friends take the plunge. So when, over dinner on her 28th birthday, Mr. Great-On-Paper proposed, Milford accepted. They set a date, booked the church and reserved the reception venue — but Milford couldn't shake the feeling that something wasn't right. "I remember thinking, 'I wish he would do something really rotten so I would have a great reason to call this off,'" Milford said. Could it be jitters? A fear of leaving behind the...