There were dozens of times our marriage might not have happened.
Like the time my well-meaning cousin told me that no family of my husband’s class would accept him having a black women raised by country Texas folks with an out-of-wedlock daughter.
The second time our union could have vanished into vapor involved my own personal “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” moment when I visited his parents in a swanky Connecticut town and felt so uncomfortable and out of place that I hid in the guestroom and cried for an hour.
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, January 1996 Issue.] 1996, January * Outlook Magazine: Issue #5 The header on the cover of this issue read: “Outlook The Voice of Waterloo Region's Gay and Lesbian Community” The front and back covers were printed on pale yellow paper; the internal pages were on white paper.
You get paralyzed with “approach anxiety” and can’t get yourself to go over to him and start a conversation. He takes that as a sign of disinterest and moves on. You’d know how to disarm guys who think you may be hitting on them so they’ll relax enough to have a conversation (and give you a chance to see you as a potential partner them).
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It’s been a wild ride, but I can’t help but poke my tongue out and thumb my nose at some of the folks at my wedding who thought we wouldn’t last 10 months.