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Mark – How did your family and friends react to your marriage?

Mark – How did your family and friends react to your marriage?

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My dad was suspicious that any woman could possibly commit to that kind of relationship. You know, a man that may not be able to do all the things she wanted to do the way she wanted to do, and my father in law was totally opposed. So, my dad out of ... Show More

My dad was suspicious that any woman could possibly commit to that kind of relationship. You know, a man that may not be able to do all the things she wanted to do the way she wanted to do, and my father in law was totally opposed. So, my dad out of you know just cared about me, he loved about me. My mom was ecstatic, you know, everybody else knew me and figured it was okay. But between my dad’s suspicion and my father in law’s opposition, we had to work through all that stuff. He began to realize that his daughter was going to do what she wanted to do to make herself happy, and that was the first message. The second one was a year after we were married. Me and him sat down and talked politics. And so, he likes to—he’s not on the same, he’s to the right of me, but nonetheless he enjoyed the conversation. So, he began to realize there was a little more to me than being able to physically do everything for myself, you know what I mean? So, we got through it that way.

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My dad was suspicious that any woman could possibly commit to that kind of relationship. You know, a man that may not be able to do all the things she wanted to do the way she wanted to do, and my father in law was totally opposed. So, my dad out of you know just cared about me, he loved about me. My mom was ecstatic, you know, everybody else knew me and figured it was okay. But between my dad’s suspicion and my father in law’s opposition, we had to work through all that stuff. He began to realize that his daughter was going to do what she wanted to do to make herself happy, and that was the first message. The second one was a year after we were married. Me and him sat down and talked politics. And so, he likes to—he’s not on the same, he’s to the right of me, but nonetheless he enjoyed the conversation. So, he began to realize there was a little more to me than being able to physically do everything for myself, you know what I mean? So, we got through it that way.

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