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(Daily Mail)   'Co-Parent Partnerships' are just like traditional families: Couples raise a child, never have sex   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 23
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2013-02-12 08:16:52 AM  
6 votes:
I don't see anything sad about it. You have two groups of people - single women and gay men - who in previous generations would have been excluded from ever raising a child. Now, they can join up and create a loving, stable home based not on society's expectations but on what would be best for the child.

How many people do you know who grew up in "normal" but miserable nuclear families?
2013-02-12 08:22:34 AM  
5 votes:
this sounds like a good idea.  At least better than a woman panicking about her biological timeclock getting married to whatever guy is willing after 3 months of dating, having the kid, then getting a divorce within 4 years.

/IMHO
2013-02-12 08:38:26 AM  
2 votes:
The guys are gay, people. They're having sex -- just not with each other.
2013-02-12 08:23:42 AM  
2 votes:
their daughter, Indigo Pieke-Blue

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2013-02-12 08:18:39 AM  
2 votes:
I've found co-sex relationships with no children to be much more fulfilling.
2013-02-12 08:11:19 AM  
2 votes:
So...pretty much any married couple with kids? Gotcha.

/married, with two small kids
//sigh
2013-02-12 07:48:29 AM  
2 votes:
So...just like most parents in their 40's.
2013-02-12 04:42:41 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, it's super sad for children to have more than one person responsible for their needs. We should end this practice immediately and get those children back into isolated single-parent situations before they start learning things like cooperative community childrearing.
2013-02-12 10:00:24 AM  
1 votes:
A big part of parenting is showing your child how to love someone else and have a relationship.  It's a difficult thing to do.  Being in a relationship is hard and being a good partner is an admirable goal.  This just teaches kids one more way you don't have to be an adult.  Too self centered to maintain a relationship?  Just skip it all together instead of growing as a person.  This seems like a bad idea.  You don't make it to your forties without finding a partner because you're a good person.  You make it that far because you're broken.  Something is wrong with you and it's probably best you don't pass that on to children.  Gay people at least have an excuse of societal bigotry messing up their community.  But the 'traditional family' people have so poisoned the well with their hate speech against gay people that we can't have the discussion.
2013-02-12 09:23:01 AM  
1 votes:
The last six years of my marriage we didn't have sex; not even once.  Even my kid was born IVF and so my genetic contribution was made via sample cup.   I never cheated, or even considered it, because I take marriage seriously.

We did finally divorce (the lack of sex underscored other issues) and I am remarried.  The new wife has a sex drive that far exceeds mine; I can't keep up with her.

Having now raised my kid in both settings I can tell you that the happier and more relaxed home for him to be in is the one where his parents are being laid on a regular basis.
2013-02-12 09:20:48 AM  
1 votes:
Bundy did it.
2013-02-12 09:13:41 AM  
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: our loveless sexless sham of a marriage doesn't even include kids, so we're saving money left and right.

/ not really. biatch spends it as fast as it comes in the door.


The hell you say? Just leave her if it sucks so bad, no kids = no baggage.
2013-02-12 08:58:14 AM  
1 votes:
Should we plan for the increase demand for psychologist now?
2013-02-12 08:55:11 AM  
1 votes:
I really think humans need to stop breeding for a few decades. The tweens are humping like rabbits already and we need to slow down. The crothch fruit patch is all overgrown and choking the life and sanity out of the rest of us.

Please... Think of the children!!!
2013-02-12 08:54:03 AM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: I'd like to point to a bit of hypocrisy here.

Traditionally, men become chefs but we expect housewives to cook dinner... If women can't even follow directions without getting lost why should we expect them to be able to cook? Yes I'm laying out the heavy handed misogyny here but the stereotypes proceed me. I can cook better than any of the gals I've dated and the only reason I'm going out for breakfast is that I ran out of eggs and Sam's doesn't open 'til 10am. And dammit, the breakfast I had planned is better than I could buy. fark, I'll just pay for my eggs at the regular price and come back here.

/Fluffy scrambled eggs with sauteed bell pepper and onion on a bed of spinach .
//fark your egg McDuffin


I hear ya bro.
We find the meat and now we want to cook the meat, but the women want to go someplace else and have the meat there cooked for them by some other dude and that's, like, biatch be trampling on my manhood.
You like it so much then why don't you just go home with him then, even tho he's probably gay.
If you come here then just get away from the stove and let me handle things, cause I got this.
2013-02-12 08:43:24 AM  
1 votes:

YouPeopleAreCrazy: So, in a year from now, when one of these single "co-parents" does actually meet the partner of their dreams and wants to have children with them....

Marry, have another kid, move across the country for his/her job...other co-parent is in WTF mode.


/I foresee many issues arising


How is that any different than a couple who had kids and got divorced, and then find a new spouse who wants to have kids of their own? Custody arrangements don't just allow one parent to pick up and move with the kids unless the other parent has basically been absent anyway.
2013-02-12 08:35:31 AM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: I'd like to point to a bit of hypocrisy here.

Traditionally, men become chefs but we expect housewives to cook dinner... If women can't even follow directions without getting lost why should we expect them to be able to cook? Yes I'm laying out the heavy handed misogyny here but the stereotypes proceed me. I can cook better than any of the gals I've dated and the only reason I'm going out for breakfast is that I ran out of eggs and Sam's doesn't open 'til 10am. And dammit, the breakfast I had planned is better than I could buy. fark, I'll just pay for my eggs at the regular price and come back here.

/Fluffy scrambled eggs with sauteed bell pepper and onion on a bed of spinach .
//fark your egg McDuffin


LOL WUT
2013-02-12 08:32:05 AM  
1 votes:
I'd like to point to a bit of hypocrisy here.

Traditionally, men become chefs but we expect housewives to cook dinner... If women can't even follow directions without getting lost why should we expect them to be able to cook? Yes I'm laying out the heavy handed misogyny here but the stereotypes proceed me. I can cook better than any of the gals I've dated and the only reason I'm going out for breakfast is that I ran out of eggs and Sam's doesn't open 'til 10am. And dammit, the breakfast I had planned is better than I could buy. fark, I'll just pay for my eggs at the regular price and come back here.

/Fluffy scrambled eggs with sauteed bell pepper and onion on a bed of spinach .
//fark your egg McDuffin
2013-02-12 08:30:19 AM  
1 votes:
I think they managed to discover divorce without experiencing the messiness of marriage.
2013-02-12 08:25:31 AM  
1 votes:
So, in a year from now, when one of these single "co-parents" does actually meet the partner of their dreams and wants to have children with them....

Marry, have another kid, move across the country for his/her job...other co-parent is in WTF mode.


/I foresee many issues arising
2013-02-12 07:57:15 AM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: So...just like most parents in their 40's other married couples.


FTFY
2013-02-12 07:54:02 AM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: So...just like most parents in their 40's.


Came here to say this. Leaving satisfied.
2013-02-12 07:13:49 AM  
1 votes:
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