Our children are now reaching the age where talks about romance have gone from the theoretical to the practical. We are past the ‘what is most important in a person’ discussion and the ‘what a person does means more than what they say’ conversation.
To understand this, I should start from the beginning.
Most parents rank the ‘sex talk’ about equal to public speaking on the list of things most dreaded in life. Few moments are more unsettling-for the parent and the child. But adding teenage porn use to that discussion brings a new ‘ick’ to the conversation.
If you’re a divorced parent, there’s a good chance your life is often unbalanced, confused, and out of harmony. You perhaps live as a contradiction and even a hypocrite. At the same time, your life feels strengthened, focused, and contented. You live with self-acceptance, and at times, in truth.
Many years ago, in another life, long before the Queen, I met a woman during a business conference. She was blessed with black hair and hazel eyes that would bring a good man to his knees. Introduced through a mutual colleague, we got to know each other between breakout sessions and cocktail hours.