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Spending time with him is always something to look forward to, and it is always exciting. He travels a fair amount for work, and that is usually when we see each.
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Where will you be going with your husband? Home Depot? But these are not the best of times, not by a country mile—and there are many country miles that now separate me from my lover.
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Romantic relationships were for sexual fulfillment and friendly companionship, and also for economic and social stability. Marriages based on mutual attraction would, ideally, continue to foster romance, even under the humdrum realities of domestic life. The pull of sexual desire, far from being an instinct that social controls were to curb, was in fact the opposite: It was the very foundation of a society in which the private lives of couples formed the structure of the economic and social Wanting love Henderson and intimacy.
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But where does that leave those of us who are dating, single, or like me dating-ish?
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My lover can provide no financial support, and certainly he is no help with the tedious task of homeschooling children, nor with the endless parade of dirty dishes.
There is no upside to this relationship anymore.
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Yet, strangely, this very fact makes me even more committed to my lover than ever before, more patient and generous. Calm in the face of contingencies.
It feels more like a revelation, a surprising bit of benevolence in an otherwise cold and indifferent world.
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Perhaps this is my own feeble and tragic assertion of free will in the face of our increasingly limited personal freedoms. Or, perhaps these forced circumstances of extended unhappy waiting have caused me to accidentally experience something that only poets and not modern wellness gurus can truly describe: a love that moves beyond limits of time and distance and Rich women Paignton ads. It is sometimes for having a partner with whom to shoulder the domestic yoke.
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To the more cynical this might still sound like self-love, or at the very least self-improvement. This relationship is not meeting my needs, or assuaging my insecurities, or contributing to my wellbeing.
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