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3/26/2006 9:02 am

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3/30/2006 3:38 pm


Had an interesting conversation with my mother yesterday.

She’s one of the first people who told me that it was time to get divorced. “You’ve given him a year, that’s more than anyone else would have.” She was right then.

So I told her yesterday on our way back from shopping that I’m going to just “date”. I like having my own space at home, and I have no need for a one-guy relationship right now. She said “good for you!”

I was floored by that. My own mother, advocating the possibility of her born-and-raised-Catholic daughter being potentially promiscuous. *snicker*

I think my mom would have preferred a different life than she had. I know she wouldn’t have been as extreme as I am, but I’d wager a guess she’d have been a little wilder.

On the other hand, maybe she’s just tired of seeing me get run over by the love train, and wants me to take a break /wink.

angelgrrl 49F

3/26/2006 12:59 pm

She probably does just want to see you happy. She may not agree with all your choices, but whose mother does?


3/26/2006 9:30 pm

Mother's never cease to amaze us.

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

singleagain53578 48F

3/27/2006 5:31 pm

That's great Sola. I just wish my own mother would accept me for who I am too.


singleagain53578 48F

3/27/2006 5:32 pm

I meant to write more but hit the enter button instead, sorry. You know one thing I have learned, is that I really hate dating. I just wish I could find that one guy that I wanted to be with forever and only him. Perhaps one day, until then, I will just live day to day.


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
3/29/2006 9:50 am

Sola....when I was raising my teenage daughters....I taught them to respect their bodies and save the sex for when they were truly in love. Today....I would tell them a different story. No...not to be promiscuous...but just to be open to new experiences and to act responsibly. It is a different day now. And in some ways...if anything happened to my husband...I would certainly "date"...but I would not get married again. Good luck!

campfirecozy 68M

3/30/2006 7:50 am

I think most moms get wiser as we get older.
Go mom!!


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