I know there are a lot of “haters” of this day out there and I can understand their point of view, but being who I am and preferring to enjoy something than not, I like to embrace Valentines Day as another day we can all use as an excuse to celebrate! And celebrating is always fun! So HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Whooooow!
I’ve recently watched a lesbian couple on a Youtube Channel Rose Ellen Dix and they seem so in love, in all the right ways, they are also pretty amusing and very open to sharing their lives online, which is refreshing. Watching Rose or Rosie (I get them muddled up – the blonde one) talk about why she is proud love the other struck a chord with me, that, tied in with todays theme of love has kicked my mind into gear and made me think about what it would be like to be in a long term same sex relationship.
I still don’t know the answer to that because the longest I’ve been with another woman is about 9 months. I wonder what it’s like to be with a woman for years, I know what it’s like to be with a man for years, is it just the same? I’m curious. What have you experienced?
What’s it like to be married to someone of the same sex? Did you have problems booking a venue/planning or were people just supportive? What do your neighbours think? With the media the way it is today I don’t know whether people are accepting in this country or not. For now I’m assuming, yes, the UK is accepting but I live in London, is that the case for other parts of the UK?
What’s it like to have children in a same sex relationship? Do people treat you differently and if so how? I’m lucky to have been accepted by most of the people around me (not all, but most).
Wow, there are so many things to think about. What’s it like for a child to have same sex parents? Where are all the same sex parents? Are there lots? How are they greeted at the school gates by other parents, does anyone even care? I kind of feel like there should be an “AA esque” meeting that you can drop in on to talk to other people and learn about it. You know “Hi I’m Jana and I’m a lesbian and today I struggled with X in my life” because although it is good to look things up online I do like talking to people in person.
Anyway it’s clear I have my research cut out for me. If anyone out there wants to share a story or message me with any views on the any of the questions above whether good or bad I’d love to hear them, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t want to post a comment.
THAT SAID – I’m definitely getting closer to wanting to share my life with someone again…. not sure I’m all there yet, but it’s exciting enough to just think about it for now.