Talking about some Tough stuff...

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Talking about some Tough stuff...
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Sun, 08-15-2010 - 1:39am

Tomorrow I have a feeling I'm going to have to discuss some tough stuff with my SO.

See, this is the first time I've dated a single parent. We've been dating on and off (mostly on) for 3 1/2 years. It's been a wonderful growing experience and I've learned a lot. While we started off with a very strong physical bond, we decided about 1/2 way through our first year to stop and make our relationship an example for the kids. We didn't live together. Sex ended. Etc. We've had our slip ups here and there, but it's still been

- J. Darling

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Sun, 08-15-2010 - 7:55pm
Hmm, that is some tough stuff to discuss.
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Mon, 08-16-2010 - 7:33pm

No, he's never really brought it up before. I am fairly certain I've mentioned it, but he never thought it was odd (or never voiced that).

The conversation boiled down to 2 issues:

1) He's not happy that my roomie is one of my "emergency contact" people. I figure, if I go for a walk (which I do A LOT) and don't come home, my roomie (a long time, very respectful, guy friend of mine who has his own bathroom and bedroom, likes AND knows my SO) he would probably be the first to notice I hadn't come home, so if he can't get ahold of me, he has my permission to call my dad. My parents know him and are comfortable w/ him. So my roomie and my bestfriend are the only 2 people I've formally sat down and said, "Hey, if anything happens to me, or I don't contact you for an oddly long period of time, please call my parents ASAP."

- J. Darling

Singehttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/JDarling/Headshots/Picture001.jpgr, Songwriter, Author for Celebr

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 11:10am

I totally understand why you chose your roommate and friend as your check in person since they both know your parents

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