i know ray, but on the bright side...we don't deal with all of the annoyances of paying bills together, trying to negotiate who's turn it is to clean the bathroom, that kind of thing...
it still is a special relationship...but, yes, they have the 17 year bond. to witness their intimacy is amazing to me. i do feel privileged.
i know that my life is far better with him...and his wife and his children than without them.
i don't know if i could sit down in a serious way with them..they're so laid back..but i did mnention moving down south in 15 years and sharing a home when the kids are bigger. one day at a time, right?
thanks for ur reply. nice to meet someone who understands.