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  •  29 years of marriage here, (4+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, LinSea, Youffraita, RiveroftheWest

    with 18 months of separation in there somewhere.

    To me, marriage is an agreement between two people to respect the other person and guard the intimacy between you.
    Intimacy = security. I'm talking about emotional intimacy and security. Monogamy serves to guard the emotional intimacy by keeping it less complicated, keeping others out of that arena.
    I've always been one for monogamy, relishing the intimacy of a strong relationship.
    But I do understand the idea, as stated in the movie "Breaker Morant", that "a slice off a cut loaf is never missed". I get the idea, between consenting adults, no harm/no foul.
    I just believe it jeopardizes or weakens the sanctity of that emotional bond. It disrupts the maintenance of trust.

    It's all up to one's priorities. In my world, there is nothing I can think of that I treasure more than my marriage.

    Speaking of which, it wasn't gay people marrying that caused our separation. It was our own neglect of one another. I don't give much thought to the physical aspect of SSM. None of my business, as with my hetero married friends. I'm not a pervert.
    I like seeing people who love each other together. I like to see the outer manifestation of the inner magic. God bless people in love, whoever they are, whoever they love.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 01:03:52 PM PDT

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