Surely, you can imagine this guy being committed.
Following a lengthy relationship, in my case a 28 year marriage, if enough time elapses before entering a NEW relationship, whispers start to occur. Depending on the situation, the whispers may actually be shouts, but the level of volume is inconsequential. “Is Paul gun shy?” “He must have developed a fear of commitment.” "Perhaps he needs to get out more." "He's not getting any younger." "I think its time for him to be more serious."
I’ve been divorced for 7 years. I hear the whispers. I typically thank the well meaning interrogator for their concern and move on to happier topics, like the Detroit Lions, Alberta Clippers, or Ebola.
I’d like to use this platform to announce I’m now in a very serious relationship. It came about quite suddenly, straight out of the blue, as is often the case. Its amazing how I’ve been able to carve chunks out of my busy schedule, to spend meaningful time nurturing this bond. After a few fairly intense dates, I could no longer remember my life without her.
I asked Rhonda if she minded if I shared our relationship in a blog. She was speechless. I took that to be a resounding “yes!” I’m not sure I’d have gotten the same reply a year ago when we saw each other for just a brief time around Christmas. Once the ball dropped on 2016 and ushered in ’17 we stopped dating. It was abrupt. It was clean, and to be honest I wasn’t saddened by it. It seemed that it was always my responsibility to fuel the romance and to monitor all of the maintenance a great partnership demands. I welcomed the breakup. Does that seem cold? It might surprise you to learn Rhonda LOVES the cold. Its really the only time she heats up. She BEAMS when I take her out, even in frigid temps. She LOVES long walks, even if we don’t leave my property. She LIVES to be fed and taken out for walks.
I think its time you see a photo of my significant other. Isn’t she a dandy? I managed to get her best side.
I think we make a pretty good team. Here’s a bit of evidence.
We’ll have to see how things go. For now, Rhonda and I are taking it a day at a time, but I’m predicting this link is just getting started. The reason she is attracted to me should be obvious. I get gussied up for Rhonda.