I am sorry to hear that but as you said you are strong!
I commend you on all your hard work and effort. Relationships are hard and coming out to a SO is difficult, trust me, but if approaching the subject is so hard that they refuse to then the relationship needs some serious talk time. You seem to have a great grasp on things
Trust and understanding, trust and understanding. Right now that's my mantra. DH and I are working through my suggestion of poly is some of the same ways. Focusing on why we're attempting it.
Thanks for your list. I now have a few more reasons to think about.
It's just me, my ramblings and the elevator music in my head.
Me: bi, reformed wild-child turned mom and house maid LOL
Crux: straight/hypersexual, possibly mono?
BC: our son, 5 years
CM: second son 9 months.
Mouse: girlfriend! Status new, feelings not so much.