Originally Posted by MeeraReed
I really like this and I admire your success with it.
It's a struggle for me to explain this to my family, though. I've been getting some "Why didn't you bring him to Thanksgiving" hysterics. If I say "I'm a whole person on my own," they say, "Of course you are, dear, but why don't you want to spend holidays with him and have us meet him and don't you want your brother to meet him and doesn't he know we REALLY want to meet him?"
I'd be tempted to say - but which 'him' do you want me to being? Should I just bring them all along?
Och - really - I understand why families get like that. They just want us to be safe and to most people, being safe as a woman means being married, living with your husband and producing children.
The whole thing is easier for me because my family have all met my SO and most of them know him pretty well.
Plus I've been with him for over 2 years now and was completely solo for 7 before that so my family have had a long enough period of adjustment that they can deal with it.