There’s really no deep or meaningful way to say that. I could relate this back to my father leaving my mother, but I don’t even know if that’s the cause of it. I just cannot blame my issues with “settling down” on my father. I just can’t!
For the past two years, my partner has stayed on the outside of my family life. She’s been apart of my day-to-day, watched me graduate college and change jobs, but I’ve consistently left her out of my family time.
Let me be honest with myself here: I didn’t invite her to family gatherings because I wanted to avoid the pressure of explaining who she is and why my partner is a woman.