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Old 02-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #23480
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Helplessly hoping
Her harlequin hovers nearby
Awaiting a word
Gasping at glimpses
Of gentle true spirit
He runs, wishing he could fly
Only to trip at the sound of good-bye

Wordlessly watching
He waits by the window
And wonders
At the empty place inside
Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams
He worries
Did he hear a good-bye? Or even hello?

They are one person
They are two alone
They are three together
They are four for each other

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doIEwzc6k_k )

Good morning, everyone! It's the opening of another Wednesday! Yippee!
I have a mug of East India Company's "Assam" tea sitting at hand, and french bread, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil to dip it in, and some goat cheese. (I'm feeling very 'mountain rural' today.)


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To be honest with you, my parents would not even make the offer. They always told us we had 6 months once we finished school (college, high school, whatever the final degree was)
This is a cultural (perhaps anomaly in your case) event usually location-specific. In northern East Coast cities and mid-America rural, is it MORE common for children to live with parents until much older. In NYC, most will remain at home until married, as the cost of finding their own place is so dear. On the west coast, it MORE common for the whole family to get involved with the child's move out of the house at age 18 (or when finished school.)

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And be prepared to give up on a sex life...
Wave 'goodbye' to spontaneity. No more sex on the kitchen table...

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In all honesty the only way we made it work was by spending weekends at a nearby hotel. It was still the cheapest alternative, but the hotel was a very good and necessary expense.
In Japan, there are 'Love Hotels' surrounding almost every large train station. They are 'by the hour' totally discrete, clean, 'hot pillow' places. The parking lots have curtains so no one can see your car or license plate. The cashier can't even see the faces of the people checking in. Mom and Dad can go and have some noisy time together and not worry about the kids in the next room. When you house has interior walls made of paper, it's hard to have any privacy.

Time for one more cup of tea...


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