It's almost 20 years ago, now. She'd be in college...
I once knew a man who had lost a hand in an industrial accident. He got along pretty well without. I once asked him how long it took him to get over it. He replied that you never, ever got over it - but with luck, you could eventually learn to live with it.
Not sure I've quite gotten there, yet. How about you; how're you doing?
Sounds pretty spot on. I deal with the pain and loss. I have also been told that I will never get over it. It has been two and a half years now. It gets easier as time passes but it doesn't make it easy.
My name is Michael. I'm in my 40's and live in the Seattle area. I've been an atheist since about age 14. Despite this reportedly being one of the least-religious areas of the country, you'd be hard pressed to find any actual evidence of that fact; churches here seem more plentiful than in California or Nevada where I grew up, and finding other non-religious people (particularly women) is quite difficult. I'm single, and I'd like to date, but, in common with much of the northwest and Alaska, the proportion of available men to women is so high that it's extremely hard. Add things like religious and political affiliations into the mix and finding even a remotely-compatible partner is really tough. Particularly when one wants, as I do, to have children.
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You know, I've had the same sort of experience. Anyone I get involved with will definitely know my thoughts concerning God and God-belief, but I can tolerate it if my partner has that particular mental virus. However, the religious women I've known typically refuse to tolerate it if *their* partners are *not* religious, and won't get involved with an unbeliever. Maybe it has to do with wanting to meet their spouses in Heaven.
That's pretty much my experience, too. I could deal with some vague level of religion, but in every relationship I've had with a theist, it only took a few months before she was wondering why I didn't want to go to church with her.
Not sure how I'd deal with the Young Earth Creationist part, Carol. If someone is THAT devoid of scientific knowledge ... just, I dunno.
And I'd be worried if we ever decided to have kids. I sure as hell wouldn't want to raise my kids Christian.