I almost married my best friend when I was 18.
I don’t mean that in the sugary-sweet “we’re so emotionally intimate it when they write about marrying their best friends in their wedding vows that we have silent, meaningful conversations by staring into each other’s eyes” kind of way that people usually mean. Opportunities had been pretty low that we’d ever romantically end up involved—our orientations made that the nonstarter. But we nearly got hitched anyhow, because our moms and dads couldn’t (or wouldn’t) assist us purchase our sophomore several years of university. My school funding consultant said wedding had been the least-bad means 24”—so we got engaged during winter break that we could make ourselves legally independent—our other choices were “join the military” or “be.
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Jon’s parents had cut him off financially when he arrived. Not absolutely all at once—they forced him from their everyday lives in fits and begins. They’d have actually family members supper, then shove him through the cup within the family room screen; simply simply take a holiday, then have him arrested for grand theft automobile as he drove your family automobile back once again to school. Sooner or later they told him on his own that he had to choose: be straight and get help paying tuition, or be gay and try to make it.