Friday, May 04, 2007

Next Time Around...

I had a funny conversation with my therapist about the "next time" I choose a partner. She and I are going to work on a list of objective characteristics they will have to have. First, a job. Second, they will have to be fairly well-adjusted. Third, funny, intelligent, and attractive to me. Lastly, I would like it if they valued family...their own, my kids, etc. Is that a lot to ask, do you think?

6 comments:

LizM said...

My sister likes eharmony.com. It allows you to list (check off in the survey) the characteristics that you want in a partner so that they can make a good match. Maybe when your ready you could try them.

Tess said...

That sounds like a very nice list. :)

Kellee said...

Had this same conversation with my therapist not too long ago. But I swore to her there was not going to be a "next time". She said to give it 9 months & I'd be in her office singing the praises of someone new. Hrumph!

P.S. Yes, I'm getting a divorce as well. Same reason as you. The difference is just in the details. The pain of staying with an addict far outweighed the pain of leaving one. I know you know...

Hugs & Love,
~Kel

Amelia's moms said...

Not only is it not too much to ask; you deserve that and more! And I truly believe you will find it.

Tonya said...

Sounds like a great list to me.

Kelly said...

Hi Kristen,

I've missed your posts! I hope everything is okay!

Kelly