I've...always fantasized about someday marrying and loving the same person forever. My idea of romance isn't overly extravagant - not writing every wrong and candlelit dinners and kissing in the rain and being the perfect soulmates or anything like that, but just caring about someone and accepting them for who they are, flaws and all... That's...really it. My biggest dream in life has always been to find that. The thing is my circle of friends is rather cynical, and if I ever mention relationships, they tend to bombard me with insistence that love isn't real. There's the "guy who thinks he's a scientist" that assures me the notion of love was invented just to justify monogamy and offers a long spiel about why monogamy is obsolete and silly, the friend who's been broken so many times, she no longer believes in happy endings, this guy who insists no one will ever love anyone ever and wanting a marriage someday is just setting myself up for heartbreak, and a few other common breeds of cynics. I'm the only one in a group of about six friends here that insists - perhaps foolishly - that it's possible to someday have a genuinely caring marriage that lasts while my friends insist I should abandon this desire, though it's one of the things I want most, so it's really stressful... I just...don't know how to feel anymore. It makes me feel lonely even when I'm around them, and I don't know what to believe. Advice?