I am not sure if this has been discussed in this forum. It is a rather difficult topic for me to bring up because in my pursuit to become a better man, I feel I need to somehow deal with this in a…Continue
"I wonder if you didn't have an idea that she was 'experienced' prior to your marriage. Is it the exact number of partners that bothers you the most? 10, 20 or 25, how were things between you before you heard the magic…"
"Alright there David,
If you led a similar path before to your wife then I doubt it would be an issue for that you couldn't come to terms with.
I made a pact with myself what to me is acceptable in a fiancee' history…"
"David---this topic comes up now and again, and I'm going to tell you what I honestly believe, even though it might not be popular in our current cultural climate. Sex is like fire--contained within its proper boundaries, it's…"
"I hope it's a good prize.
My girlfriend's family is Mexican, so no surprises there as far as religious affiliation goes. No moralizing other than some occasional mumbo-jumbo about how lonely and sad a world without God…"
"Conservatism is not used here in the political sense, but rather the vanilla flavored ice cream sense, do we need mint chocolate chip to live a flavor filled life? Nope. But, I like it.
That Alyssa does not try to persuade…"
"I agree, there is no character arch. But then, such is life. Which makes for poor story, but powerful example. We either learn, or not, from our experiences. Yet it is our experiences which make us who we are. Even if…"
"Interesting. I've taken pics exactly one time. And not for my own indulgence. But, rather hers. She complained the angles were all wrong and girls could never get a good view. I took that as a cue and obliged her…"
"Two separate questions.
Family is a rather fluid word, perhaps you mean why the hatchlings? The answer is simple. The world requires my awesome.
Perhaps you're inquiring into a world of monogamy. That, is…"
"That and my perception is that some people think of a marriage as something they "have" rather than something they actively maintain.As in, they feel after they are "married" they don't have to "do anything" and…"
"Personal opinion is that it's not too vague and fairly easy to understand at least in theory.As far as psychologist Zimbardo does, he claims it's primarily about power or control.And just using 'biological' arguments it makes…"
Just curious how many relationships and marriages today do you estimate are dead relationships. Such as a percentage wise, 50% or so.I've personally met more couples who's marriages or relationships seemed dead and based more on expediency than strongness of the relationship, which is a bit discouraging.I think there are some cultural factors which may exacerbate this problem:1. Marriages and love relationships are considered "sacred" culturally - in spite of this there are definitely some…See More
"Maybe that might wake up a few peeps in Germany and France and start looking at reforming the EU into a more democratic entity. But I doubt it. Free systems seem to slip much easier into authoritarian ones than the other way around. Hopefully this…"
Just wondering if there are any other stepdads out there? I have questions about what is and isn't acceptable stepdad behavior. I'm the stepdad of two boys ages 8 and 17. Would love some advise and guidance on being a good stepfather.Thanks!See More