Thanks Elle. It’s a curious thing that most people seem to be able to accommodate the idea that one can have several children and love them all equally (though usually in very different ways, based on the temperaments and needs of each child) but when it comes to a domestic/intimate relationship this suddenly becomes impossible. It’s too bad that the fairytales promulgated by bodice-ripper novelists and Disney Corp et al are so limiting, fixed-pie, and fundamentally neurotic.

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