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(The Atlantic)   After reading, Subby is not sure why the following words don't apply to this scenario: roommate, boarder, nanny in the style of Zonker Harris   (theatlantic.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Family, David Jay, side of his family, part of a three-parent family, Asexuality, Tavi's parent, lot of people, sexual attraction  
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2020-10-01 3:30:22 PM  
4 votes:
Been doing that gig for 10 years or so, insofar as I can with my disability.  It works as long as you can all stand each other's shiat fairly reasonably, just like a marriage in that.  I'm just the junior partner/uncle type that can be overridden by parental fiat at any time - which is how it should be - but being disabled, even before covid I was almost always home so I could keep an eye out/make sure kid got fed/help with whatever.  Isn't that complicated really - a third set of eyes and hands opens up a lot of options for getting other shiat done.  "Live-in uncle" really does describe it pretty damn well.
 
2020-10-01 3:26:57 PM  
3 votes:
I've long advocated for taking the religion out of domestic partnerships, as far as the legal options are concerned.  You should be able to quickly and easily set up trusts/legal documents to spell out your wishes for finances/medical care/custody/etc. concerns.

If you can set up a three person partnership for a business, you can set up a three person partnership for the domestic issues as well.
 
2020-10-01 12:39:46 PM  
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2020-10-02 1:18:45 AM  
2 votes:
He adopted the child, so he is not just a boarder, roommate, or nanny.
 
2020-10-01 5:51:03 PM  
2 votes:

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Been doing that gig for 10 years or so, insofar as I can with my disability.  It works as long as you can all stand each other's shiat fairly reasonably, just like a marriage in that.  I'm just the junior partner/uncle type that can be overridden by parental fiat at any time - which is how it should be - but being disabled, even before covid I was almost always home so I could keep an eye out/make sure kid got fed/help with whatever.  Isn't that complicated really - a third set of eyes and hands opens up a lot of options for getting other shiat done.  "Live-in uncle" really does describe it pretty damn well.


Yeah, this is only an issue to religious zealots. And it's got nothing to do with sexuality beyond someone having to birth the babies.

It's most often tied to within the family because those connections are obvious, but family of choice is a thing (as it should be), especially among the LBGTQ crowd.

I love my immediate blood relatives dearly, but they wouldn't be in my life if we weren't bound by blood and history. That's no reflection on anybody, we're all just very independent of each other and don't share a big overlap in things we like to do. I've got friends where the bonds are just as strong, who I'd do anything in my power for, those connections were just forged in a different way.
 
2020-10-01 1:12:48 PM  
1 vote:
Single mom here.

There was my friend they called "daddy," their first caretaker was a manny, their daycaregiver was a man....

It takes a village, all right.
 
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