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Old 04-25-2010, 02:38 AM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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Originally Posted by southerndreams View Post
My question: how do you deal with the people who refuse to support you or accept you for who you are?
They quickly leave my life. More properly, I quickly escort them out of my life. I don't need them around, so I don't have them around.

My mother learned that lesson years ago. I walked away from her when she was being most disagreeable and simply had no contact with her. Months later, my brother approached me to tell me she wanted me to visit as she was sorry to have upset me. She's been just fine since then, despite getting crankier and more judgmental of other people in her old age.

I figure folks have to do right by me to be part of my life. If they choose otherwise, then I know they don't want to be part of my life.
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While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.
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