Originally Posted by BoringGuy
On the other hand, you could just accept him for what he is, not what you wish he were, and just have fun and share his company and sex. But don't merge your lives (especially finances) together and don't have any expectations that he'll "be there" for you through thick and thin. Find someone else to create a home with, who will pick you up when you miss the last train home or go to the store and buy the juice you like when you're sick.
Can't say that any better.
Standard practice in our society does tend to involve a lot of evasive lying. We've gotten so good at lying by omission most people don't even believe it's lying-fucking annoying.
But-what is standard practice, what is the norm, can never change to anything better unless people start enforcing better behavior in themselves and refusing to tolerate less from others as well.....