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    Need explanation

    Dear all,
    What is the meaing of the highlighted parts

    A man talking to a woman on his previous huband.


    {A- how long had you been married?

    B- Too long. That's the answer, isn't it? I still gave it to him regular - he was happy enough with that, but i'd come to the end of something - and suddenly realized he never would.}

    1- Does "I still gave it to him regular" mean that "his relationship with him was traditional"?

    2- What is the meaning of "I'd come to the end of something"?

    3- He never would "what"???? "he never would come to an end? or He never get bored?

    If more context is needed, let me know. Anyway, her husband was supposed to be a prisoner and he escaped to kill her because she's trying to see a new man.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Need explanation

    Does she mean that "I never let him feel that the period is too long"?

    And the second one means that "she achieved a certain purpose"??

    I can't get it.. They are just talking I hope there is more context.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Need explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    I still gave it to him regular - he was happy enough with that,
    I am not too sure about the other highlighted parts, but I am pretty sure that this means that she had sex with him regularly.

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    Re: Need explanation

    Too long. That's the answer, isn't it? I still gave it to him regular - he was happy enough with that, but i'd come to the end of something - and suddenly realized he never would.}

    maiabulela.
    Fivejj is definitely right about the first one.
    My understanding of the other passage is that although her husband seemed content, she felt that their marriage and that phase of her life had come to an end for her – but she also knew that her husband would never have that same feeling himself. My assumption is that she was the one who then made the move towards separation.

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    #5

    Re: Need explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Too long. That's the answer, isn't it? I still gave it to him regular - he was happy enough with that, but i'd come to the end of something - and suddenly realized he never would.}

    My understanding of the other passage is that although her husband seemed content, she felt that their marriage and that phase of her life had come to an end for her but she also knew that her husband would never have that same feeling himself. My assumption is that she was the one who then made the move towards separation.
    I think you are right.

    It's obvious - now that you have pointed it out. I can't think why I didn't see it.

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