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Old 01-01-2009, 08:31 PM   #21
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the results might also be proportional to how long a couple has been together
Yep, being together for decades can change your 'tude.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:34 PM   #22
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True, but it's tough for me to change your vote for you unless I know what it is.

And to be sure there is no misunderstanding, when I asked for "details" I was referring only to your vote, not whether or not you kept the door open when you took a...uh...shower.

Uh yeah er

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Yep, being together for decades can change your 'tude.
Uh oh...dh2b and I are together only 3.5 years and we are full open throttle right now.
Please tell me you get more secretive as years go by, not more open. Otherwise, I am doomed.
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Uh oh...dh2b and I are together only 3.5 years and we are full open throttle right now.
Please tell me you get more secretive as years go by, not more open. Otherwise, I are doomed.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but the answer is no . If you are open about certain things you usually stay that way .
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If I had no personal privacy during all those years in the submarine force, then there's no need for personal privacy from my spouse...
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but the answer is no . If you are open about certain things you usually stay that way .
ditto - we have always been completely open on these things from day 1
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If I had no personal privacy during all those years in the submarine force, then there's no need for personal privacy from my spouse...
I remember being grossed out once as a young lad taking a tour on a WW II destroyer and I had my Dad and one of my Uncles with me. When we went into "the head" I remarked how I'd have problems sitting on the toilet, shoulder to shoulder with others, and my uncle (who served in the Pacific during WW II) said that it was worst the morning after shore leave when everyone was getting rid of the previous nights excesses
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... it was worst the morning after shore leave when everyone was getting rid of the previous nights excesses
Nah, what's even worse than that is when they don't even make it out from their beds in the first place. One of the reasons I always selected the top rack.

And then there's the fateful moment that happens to every submariner when they momentarily forget that the sanitary tank is still under pressure...
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Noords, that is so funny (why do I find toilet humor so appealing?)
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I seriously think that if "none of the above" were the norm then many marriages would last longer. Obviously, I'm fairly old fashioned. Privacy in marriage is (was) important to me. And I think that even separate bedrooms might be helpful as well. (But maybe these attitudes are why I'm divorced? )

Anyway, a romantic relationship that includes two households with the option of occasional living together is probably my ideal these days.
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I had enough 'sharing' in a communal girl's dorm bathroom in college, thank you.

Saturday and Sunday mornings were ugly - reminders of various boys & girls worshipping the great white god... or missing ... bleh.

I was craigslist shopping around for North Carolina condos, and saw one 2 bedroom unit with 2 master suites, and the apartment in the middle. I like that idea!

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I seriously think that if "none of the above" were the norm then many marriages would last longer. Obviously, I'm fairly old fashioned. Privacy in marriage is (was) important to me. And I think that even separate bedrooms might be helpful as well. (But maybe these attitudes are why I'm divorced? )

Anyway, a romantic relationship that includes two households with the option of occasional living together is probably my ideal these days.

While I like that idea I think it eliminates a certain intimacy that comes from day to day living . If someone has seen you at your worse and still loves you that's golden .
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While I like that idea I think it eliminates a certain intimacy that comes from day to day living . If someone has seen you at your worse and still loves you that's golden .
Well, yes.

But do we have to do that all the time?

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While I like that idea I think it eliminates a certain intimacy that comes from day to day living . If someone has seen you at your worse and still loves you that's golden .
I have to agree with Moemg here. Few things can satisfy like the regular, intimate, touching, seeing, and sharing of a happy couple living together harmoniously.

The only part I don't like is the disruption that follows a breakup.

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I have to agree with Moemg here. Few things can satisfy like the regular, intimate, touching, seeing, and sharing of a happy couple living together harmoniously.


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Don't forget....popping each other's body acne.....eeewwww....a friend of mine does that to her husband all the time and he returns the favor!
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