I have a boyfriend! Or maybe I should say a man friend? Or shall I say partner?
I like that word ‘partner’. It’s ‘adult’ (unlike boyfriend) and implies someone who shares your life, someone who supports you and is there for you. On the other hand, ‘partner’ sounds a bit faddy daddy’ish and even a little boring. So what can I call my boyfriend/man friend/partner?
How about lover? I know it kind of implies a purely sexual relationship with not much else going on but the sex…but I like the word. Maybe I should reclaim it. Casual sex is a ‘hook up’, ‘shag’ or ‘buddy’ but lover is something more. It’s got to be more when it’s got ‘love’ as a component. Right?
I don’t know what my life’s going to be like now that I have a boyfriend. He currently lives abroad and is moving home shortly. So he’s going to have to adjust to a new country, new work and a new girlfriend. Tough isn’t it?
I’m going to have my own adjustments to make. I’ve been very happily single for at least 5 years now. I’ve had to say goodbye to the lover I’ve had for close to a year now. My ex lover is special to me and has been there for me through thick and thin. I’m really hoping that my new boyfriend/lover will understand that this particular ex is going to remain in my life in a purely platonic way from now on.
So one adventurous chapter of my life is closing and the next adventurous chapter is beginning. I’m really excited about the endless possibilities.
Oh and don’t worry that the blog is going to become boring. It most certainly wouldn’t. Mr Man is a total freak and he’s happy for me to continue blogging. Plus I’m relying on all you out there to send me exciting contributions.