I live in a under-educated part of the country, where if you are honest you are typically shunned. As long as they don't know, all seems to be well. Ignorance is indeed bliss.
I find that at 56 I have become completely comfortable with the man I am and with what I need from a mate. It seems that this clarity coupled with my status creates a very difficult set of circumstances which makes meeting someone both compatible and mutually attracted even harder.
Anyone else experience similar… read more
yes it isn't so much the sex I miss as it is the companionship and finishing each others sentences of someone you have an intimate relationship with.
At 36, undetectable for 8 years, and soon to be divorced, I've come to discover that a majority of people seem to think a relationship with someone else is supposed to "complete" them. I've been there and done that and the truth to the matter is that no one can make you complete except for yourself. A partner in crime shouldn't be a complement to your life but help supplement your life and vice versa. Being held responsible entirely for the others' happiness is a weight no one can hold; we are all human, make mistakes, cause each other grievances. It's what we do after that counts and defines your character, even if you are the only one aware of your actions after the fact.
@A myHIVteam Member (re your post)
I'm straight and female but believe ( as far as acceptance goes) it's not any easier for either "sides of the coin" .
I've grown into a man that is unapologetic in how I speak. I'm blunt and upfront when we are first getting to know one another. I could hide it to wait and see how the date reacts to me, but then I'm not being me.
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