The Lifestyle

Letter to an Absentee Father from an Abandoned Son

Dear Dad,

I want to first off state how weird it is for me to write you this letter.  As a man in his late 20s, I didn’t think I would still have to be dealing with “daddy issues.”  But unfortunately, here I am.  I figured if I wrote you this letter to get it all out, it would somehow be therapeutic for me.  That I would get all my feelings out, and tell you all the things I’ve wanted to say, but never had the courage to say it.   Oh and look, I don’t even expect a response from you.  So no need for you to bother. Welp, here goes nothing.

relationships, The Lifestyle

The Mama Don’t Like Me

Dear T,

Last week I met my boyfriend’s mother for the first time.  Going into the meeting with her, I had high hopes that I would meet her and she would love me.  I mean most parents do.  But instead, she just threw me shade, and without saying so, she made sure I knew she didn’t care for me.  I asked my boyfriend what I did to offend her, but he says his mom just has to warm up to me.   Honestly, I’ve never heard that before.  I’m 29, have a college degree, a good job, my own place, and have a lot to offer.  And yet she doesn’t like me.  I thought maybe she didn’t like me because she doesn’t like the fact her son is gay, but my boyfriend says his mom has accepted his sexuality.  Oh and I was the first guy he has introduced as his boyfriend to his mother.   What are your thoughts?

Sincerely,

Charles No Barkley