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No Shack Ups For Us!
11/30/2017


I've listened to you for 23 years.  We raised our kids by many of your principles and you gave me the courage to be a firm but loving Mom.  My daughter called me earlier today and said "Mom, what would you say if I told you my boyfriend gave me an engagement ring?"  I answered without hesitation, "if he's willing to swim through shark-infested waters to bring you a lemonade, then I approve."  We both laughed, but she said that he is.

Her dad and I have been married for 27 years.  I stayed home to raise them, and now she chose a young man who has a great job, no debt, his family adores her, and we have known him since he was a toddler right across the street.  They match up religiously, philosophically, and even politically.  I told both our kids years ago that if they expected us to participate or help pay for a wedding, there would be a reasonable amount of premarital counseling involved.  

My daughter is not going to shack up (which was another rule for getting our help or participation in a wedding).  I couldn't be more proud.  Thank you, Mother Laura, for teaching me how to be a good mom!  

Rhona
Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Marriage, Personal Responsibility, Regarding Dr. Laura, Sex, Shacking Up, Values
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