I can see why your romantic situation might strike your friends as slightly more complicated than usual, but there’s nothing uncomfortable about it in terms of direct family connections.
Maybe exploring this with a counselor could help you to get some closure on the subject (for your own peace of mind).
A: You’ll almost never catch me coming down on the side of “Don’t go to therapy over this,” so I’m throwing my weight behind you on this suggestion.
If you don’t want to talk about it with him, you don’t have to.
There’s a big difference between having a conversation about abortion in the news with someone who holds pro-choice ideals and talking about your own history with abortion with your husband—one is much more fraught and potentially exhausting than the other.
Whatever you two decide to tell your families, you should be sure you’re both on the same page before speaking to your respective parents. Family doesn’t approve of costume: My son is almost 4 years old.
You’re not revealing some big secret or confessing to anything untoward—you reconnected with a guy you briefly knew in high school, and now the two of you are dating. For Halloween, he asked to dress as a female character from a popular children’s show.
She questioned my judgment, saying I should have gotten out and put a towel around before letting Lola in. We are both girls; it wasn’t like my boyfriend and I were having sex and got caught.
I asked if she was kidding, and it made the situation worse. I always thought my boyfriend’s sister was a bit rigid, but this feels ridiculous.
He helped him pay for college and got him a job in his field. Since then, Adam and I have texted and even drove to visit each other in our respective cities.