Daughters and dating

8) Dating across socioeconomic lines happens all the time and presents various challenges for kids and their parents.This is especially likely to happen in college when kids come together from diverse class backgrounds; in college, there is much less to indicate and reveal the markings and trappings of social class.We stayed together for four years, and he joined me across the country when I pursued graduate school.I was in love with his spontaneous, playful, adventurous, irreverent ways, but ultimately I couldn’t get past the alcoholism and the irresponsibility that accompanied all that. I had to learn that what was so special and full of joy had a shadow side that I couldn’t bear for the long haul.

They might decide to come back---or you might get a fabulous new place to visit if you stay open to it.He embodies all the qualities I adored in my college boyfriend, but he’s not addicted and he is super-reliable.When we were each single before we met, my stepdad suggested I go to a synagogue and try to meet a nice Jewish guy, and his mother suggested he attend church services to meet a nice Catholic woman.But, my interest and curiosity in “the other” and in dating across differences continued, and I found myself over the years involved with Christian men, much older men, a Chinese man, an Arab man, another black man, and I wound up marrying a Jewish man---one of only two I had ever dated though I was raised in a Jewish home.Later, we divorced, and the love of my life is a man who was raised Catholic, was an altar boy, and was raised in the south loving shrimp and grits and bluegrass.

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