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Existence of Truth in Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy and Edward Albee's Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Growing up, I always assumed that my parents could grow old together. I fantasized about introducing my potential kids to their still-married grandparents and attending, if not personally intending, my parent's fiftieth anniversary celebration. Though my parents fought and fought with areas of endless argument, somehow things always exercised and in my naivety, I believed that they always would. However, as time progressed, the unresolved, and in certain cases unspoken, issues that had plagued my parent's marriage since its conception festered and finally attained intractable proportions. As a messy divorce , each parent explained his version of the events and "irreconcilable differences" engendering a separation. Although the facts presented in each accounts matched, my parent's respective interpretations of the facts differed greatly. As I listened to my parent's rationalize their inability to get along, I realized that although my parent's stories did not match, neither party was actually lying. Each parent simply presented to me his or her version of the explanations for divorce. I knew that somewhere hidden in the subtext of my parent's explanations laid the reality. As I sifted through the slightly convoluted info, I started to wonder, "Is reality a relative idea?" After reviewing my personal experience, Christopher Durang's play Beyond Therapy, and Edward Albee's Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? , I reached the conclusion that, as inherently paradoxical as it seems, reality exists as a relative concept. Ostensibly, in the complexities of a divorce, the true reasons necessitating a permanent...