Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 25

Chapter 25 I told you to bear with me. Now aren’t you glad you did? The whole engagement thing went over without a hitch. If I don’t say so myself it was smooth, just like me. Come on now, you know I’m smooth… Don’t front. I truly hope you understand…

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Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 22

Chapter 22 Life becomes a habit if you don’t start doing something in your spare time to keep you sane. I had continued with my music, but I’d picked up another trade in my spare time, something I’d come to enjoy thoroughly, writing. Flip had added more speakers to his…

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Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 21

Chapter 21 I was on top of the world after that night. My life seemed so perfect. We shared our first week with each other talking and feeling excited about us. It all seemed like a dream. I never expected to be this happy. The second week passed and Flip…

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Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 20

Chapter 20 We made it home at a little after 10 pm. I instantly walked in and turned on the radio, which was routine for me. Janice walked over and turned it down. “What are you doing?” I asked. “I really can’t stand loud music late at night.” “That wasn’t…

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Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 19

Chapter 19 Stage Three Amendment Two: When everything is stated and it’s honest and sincere, there is a feeling that comes over you that makes you shiver. It isn’t a small thing. It’s very noticeable and you remember it. It is the moment you realize that maybe you’ve found the…

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Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Sometimes the Lord puts people into your life for a reason. Why question everything? Then again why not? I’m not saying doubt, or that I don’t believe, but you have to wonder. I still was bothered by what Flip told me and I just couldn’t make sense of…

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Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 12

Chapter 12 So, if the easiest thing to do is lie, what is the second hardest thing to do? Maybe the hardest thing to do sometimes is tell the truth. I guess if telling the truth is the hardest thing to do then remembering what your lie is must be…

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Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Considering all the things that come about in a matter of minutes, do you ever think that if given a chance you would go back and make all the things you’ve done right or better? I’m sure you do, I do to an extent. The people I may…

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Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 10

Chapter 10 After placing the napkin in my pocket Flip looked at me like I was crazy. “What did you just write?” “Nothing.” I couldn’t let him see it. The things that went into my journal at the time were private. I looked around the club to see who was…

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Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 9

Chapter 9 “In thirteen seconds the tape will flip itself over if nothing is being played.” Flip said. I drove up to Flip’s crib in La Jolla to look at his new stereo system. He had bought a CD player and a tape deck that did a lot of technical…

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