Relationships

I will start each post with this introduction so if you are a follower, you can skip through this, but if you are a first time viewer you will know why I’m here.

I thought a while about what I want this Blog to do.  I want it to generate conversations.  But the word conversation evokes speaking, physical listening and verbal response.  What do you call this on paper? And more so, what do you call this in the virtual world of Blogging? 

So instead of creating verbal dialog, oral conversations, and physical listening, let’s use this as stream of conscious writing.  Blogging has the advantage of being pretty anonymous.  The likelihood of any of us meeting or even seeing one another in person is rather slim, not completely impossible, but still rather slim. 

So feel very free to respond openly so we can be honest. So yeah, let’s talk with our fingertips.  Write with me, listen to what we read and feel, and respond.  Repeat.

I will be musing about a variety of things, most from the view of a Boomer.  I may write about books read, current events, personal memories, crazy ideas, humorous asides – maybe even recipes. There will be some limits set, but at this time I do not know what they are. However, when a line is crossed, I will respond with a poke for you to SYOB (start your own Blog) on that subject.  Today, I am thinking about….

Relationships

Relationships

Tell me about your relationships.  I promise if I write about them in a book, you will not recognize yourselves and the names will be nowhere near yours. 

Let’s talk about dating and developing relationships in our sixties and beyond.  How has your scope changed? How has your long term relationship changed over the years? 

After two failed marriages and a couple of dating fiascos I decided to accept solitude and remained that way for close to twenty years.  Well, there was this one guy who dropped in and out of my life over a twenty year time span.  Nothing serious.  Conversations.  Then he dropped in a couple of years ago and decided to stay.  I decided to let him.  And even though we live in walking distance of one another, we really have a long distance relationship. We’re both single.  It seems to work.  He has his life, I have mine.  We understand each other.  Is it perfect? No.  But is there really a perfect relationship? Perfect?

Tell me about your experiences. 

Why do you like each other? What works?  I am a self-professed HGTV junkie and House Hunters is my show.  Many times I think it should have a relationship counselling segment built in.   I wonder if relationships dissolve after that experience.  My track record does not scream expert so enlighten me.

Published by Sheryl Owens

Known by friends as the Queen of Puns, I am a retired public librarian. I am a Bachelor of Arts graduate of Howard University class of '73, Master of Science in Educational Communication from State University of New York at Albany, class of '74, Master of Library and Information Science from Case Western Reserve University class of '77 and All But Dissertation in Information Science from Case Western Reserve University . I am a green thinker. I believe in preserving this planet, caring for it and nature and humanity. I like animals. I am a dog person. I love food that is not slimy. I like to bring people together to develop family.

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