a young woman in San Francisco, met a man—call him John—on the dating site OKCupid. More notably, he indulged in the kind of profligate displays of affection which signal a definite eagerness to commit.
Her Irish Catholic mother and the self-help industry told her that the goal should be marriage, and soon. He thought that everyone should want to pursue happiness.Rosenthal, 51, wrote that she’s gone weeks without real food and falls asleep mid-sentence because of the morphine she needs.Despite feeling weak, she said she had to write the essay while she still could, because she wanted him to fall in love again after she is gone. “Our young adult sons, Justin and Miles, often borrow his clothes.He loves listening to music, and showed up at their first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers.“If he sounds like a prince and our relationship seems like a fairy tale, it’s not too far off, except for all of the regular stuff that comes from two and a half decades of playing house together,” she wrote.