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Family Man Monologue

The Family Man by David Diamond & David Weissman
Character: Jack
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy/Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Jack: We have a house in Jersey! We have two kids. Annie and Josh. Annie's not much of a violin player, but she tries real hard. She's a little precocious, but that's only because she says what's on her mind. And when she smiles -- ... And Josh, he has your eyes. He doesn't say much, but we know he's smart. He's always got his eyes open. You know, he's always watching us. Sometimes, you can look at him and you just know he's learning something new. It's like witnessing a miracle. The house is a mess, but it's ours. After 122 more payments, it's going to be ours. And you, you're a nonprofit lawyer. That's right. You're completely nonprofit. But that doesn't seem to bother you. And we're in love. After 13 years of marriage, we're still unbelievably in love. You won't even let me touch you till I've said it. I sing to you. Not all the time, but definitely on special occasions. And we've--we've dealt with our share of surprises and made a lot of sacrifices, but we stayed together.
You see, you're a better person than I am and it made me a better person to be around you. I don't know. Maybe it was all just a dream. Maybe I went to bed one lonely night in December and I imagined it all, but... I swear, nothing's ever felt more real. And if you get on that plane right now, it'll disappear forever. I know we could both go on with our lives and we'd both be fine. But I've seen...what we could be like together. And I choose us.
Please, Kate. One cup of coffee. You can always go to Paris. Just...please. Not tonight.