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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
a reply to: dogstar23
Yeah I agree with most of that..And maybe more people need to learn to use contraception. Do you hate planned parenthood? Sorry, no recreational sex for you!. Just joking. (im not saying that directly to you)
(Sorry guys, I logged off after 15 minutes of no activity on here. I am going to bed now but will be back to respond midday)
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: pl3bscheese
I have no idea what you mean by family being a family though. I know a lot of people don't grow up in 2 parent households with traditional work hours. In my case my parents were divorced, I saw my dad on the weekends (spending half that time sitting in the employee break rooms while he worked), and my mom wasn't around much either. From 2nd grade onward it was pretty standard for me to get home from school, then be on my own until 8 pm, then have a short dinner, and in bed by 10pm. I'm not going to say that it was good or bad, or that I turned out fine but rather that if I chose to have children (which I probably won't do), I would literally have no clue how to be a family. There's a real disconnect in my mind between just being in the same vicinity of each other and watching TV or helping with homework, and actually being a family.
I have no idea how common that is for others, where one can look at the way they were raised but not necessarily be sure of that being the right way to participate in being a family.