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Relationships Aren’t Always How They Appear from the Outside

Photo:   Rose growing high in a tree.  Beauty is sometimes in unexpected places. Some of my  friends and family are worried about me.  They’re concerned about my relationships, one in particular.  It’s not a bad relationship.  In fact, I consider it the sweetest, most caring relationship I have ever had with a man.  Yes, any man.  It’s also the deepest, closest relationship I have ever had in this lifetime.  With anyone.   Absolutely no one knows me better or has ever known me better.  But in general, no one in my closest circle approves, and some are very vocal.  They do not understand the nature of the relationship, and it doesn’t look like they think it should, so they fret about it openly or either give me the silent treatment on the rare occasions when I talk about this area of my life or what I want in the future.  And it hurts that they can be supportive of other people’s relationships but not of mine.   I mean, downright gung-ho about other people’s relationships, but with mine, they want to stage interventions without ever having met the person or give me  a choose-him-or-me ultimatum.   Sometimes I feel that they think other people deserve sweet relationships more than I do and that I should just be happy in my role as friend or family member and not want more out of life than I have with them.  They give lip service to being happy if I should ever choose an emotional bond with someone again, but when faced with the prospect, they don’t want me in a relationship of my own choosing. For the most part, I don’t discuss it with my friends or family.  I learned my lesson on that in the past when a potential relationship, right after my divorce, was starting to brew and my then-friends hounded me constantly until I ended not only any chance of that relationship getting off the ground but also ended the relationships with the friends who were just too much “in my business.”   There’s a certain beauty to keeping moments of caring private, but the downside is that no one else has any idea how much support two people can give each other when times are rough and no one else is there for them…including  the  disapproving friends and family

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