I think some of my family members think I’m gay. I have never brought a man home to meet my relatives, with the exception of my high school friend Ivan and I believe we’re distant relatives. Another guy named Anthony, I know he’s a relative because we have the same last name and he has relatives in South Carolina like me. Needless to say, I didn’t want to take that chance. I was involved with a young man for a minute (ten months to be exact) but that was almost ten years ago. Sure there’s been other men but I have always believed that if they aren’t suitable to meet your family (especially parents) do not introduce them to your family. Have your fun with them and then go on about your business. The guy I was kind of involved with for almost two years, although I loved him (or so I thought), had great potential, but that’s the thing, you can’t marry potential because that’s a sure way that will lead to disappointment. Lately, I’ve had family members visiting for family reunions and unfortunately funerals, three of the many relatives have asked me, when I’m getting married, if I’m dating, or when I was having children. Honestly, I want to be married and have children but as you all know, I just started going back to school and I’m trying to earn my bachelors degree. I wouldn’t mind meeting a good man that’s emotionally stable, loyal and ambitious. Right now, especially since the situation with the narcissist, I am on a healing process right now to where I want to start off as friends before becoming lovers. I do not want a friends with benefits, I want to see how a person is as my friend before he becomes my boyfriend and then a husband.