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To marry me forever is the exception
To divorce me is the rule
To love me is to show respect
To hate me is to show a lack
To have me you must make a promise
To keep me you must break it

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    $\begingroup$ the wife ? OJ!! $\endgroup$ – JonMark Perry Mar 6 '16 at 6:35
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A library book (or similar lending scheme)

To marry me forever is the exception

You don't normally have library books forever

To divorce me is the rule

You generally return them

To love me is to show respect

If you love books, you show then respect by treating them well (regardless of how good a specific book is)

To hate me is to show a lack

Hating books demonstrates a lack of character (or something)

To have me you must make a promise

You promise to bring the book back when you sign up at the library

To keep me you must break it

See above

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It is

Bonding in atoms


Explanation


To marry me forever is the exception

An atom bonded to another atom forever is an exception.

To divorce me is the rule

Bonds are made and broken continuously in a mixture.

To love me is to show respect

Show respect means to share electrons

To hate me is to show a lack

Lack of electrons causes an atom to not to make a bond.

To have me you must make a promise

Promise of sharing of electrons

To keep me you must break it

To make a new bond, the atom have to break a bond.

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  • $\begingroup$ ^vote for romantic sensitivity toward science $\endgroup$ – humn Mar 6 '16 at 13:36
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My answer is:

The Master/Apprentice relationship in the Star Wars Universe.

To marry me forever is the exception
To divorce me is the rule

Eventually, the apprenticeship ends. In the Jedi Order, they are trained until they become Jedi Knights; in the Sith Order, generally one betrays the other.

To love me is to show respect

Generally the master chooses his/her apprentice, and in order to continue to work together harmoniously, the master and apprentice must share a platonic love and show respect and to one other. Examples can be seen in the movies.

To hate me is to show a lack

Introducing hate into the Master/Apprentice relationship means being disrespectful or unfaithful to each other and, to quote, "I find this lack of faith disturbing".

To have me you must make a promise

Members of each order take an oath to follow their respective Code. Those in the Jedi Order follow the Jedi Code; those in the Sith Order follow the Sith Code.

To keep me you must break it

The Sith Code contains the line, "...my chains are broken". From a certain point of view, it can be interpreted as being free, but the apprentice is not free until his chains are broken. In theory, s/he can keep the Master/Apprentice relationship forever by breaking the oath.

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