This is the 9th Christmas tree that G and I have put up together. As of this year, my relationship with her has lasted and thrived beyond either of my 2 “real” marriages to men. Our partnership nourishes and sustains me in ways I never imagined I would have with another person when I was living the straight life. I just assumed that I could get so much from marriage to a man and that was it. The rest I had to do on my own.
Anyone who’s been married longer than the honeymoon knows that marriage has far less to do with how the “parts” fit together than how two spirits combine to make a greater whole than either could do alone or with someone else. We’ve been creating this whole together for nearly a decade and apart from some estate documents that we each have copies of in our respective file cabinets, there’s no “documentation” that this amazing creation even exists.
How DARE anyone say that two loving, consenting adults who want to embark together on the precious and perilous journey that is marriage cannot do so?
How DARE they?