Our children didn't follow a traditional straight line, and they still don't. In their current lives as fathers, they eschew much of cultural dogma, and stand their ground with definite ideas and principles. We didn't trace a straight line for them, so we couldn't expect them to follow one. Yes, it is hard to leave them be when they face the adult world threshold after high school. One has to let go, take a leap of faith, trust that you have done your best, and hope they figure it out successfully their own.
I confess I knew Maggie shed before we were married. But, I have OCD and had no idea that I would have large, disgusting clumps of dog hair all over my house. It just so much hair. I vacuum every day and each time the hair fills the bag.
I love my husband in such a special way. I respect him. He makes me laugh. We spend tons of quality time together. I feel like our marriage of six years is for the most part strong and good. There is just one problem. We have no sexual chemistry...we don't have a good sex life...not anymore.