Well, I was in an ILIASM deal for a loooong time. I stumbled across a site called "The Experience Project" (the predecessor to this ILIASM site) in 2008. I got out of my situation in 2009. Although I wasn't looking for another relationship events unfolded and the paths of me and Ms enna crossed and there was a connection. We decided to give it a go and moved in together in 2010. Been together ever since.
Now I could go on about all the wonderful things of our relationship, but really, it has been pretty normal. Sweet wonderful "normal" No mind games or hidden agendas. Or like Brother shamwow likes to say - "no bullshit".
There have been big events like becoming grandparents moving houses, family / friends deceasements, new friendships, and as we move into our 70's assorted health issues begin to emerge. All very normal sorts of events. And gee it's good to have a situation to share these normal things and enjoy them and to know someone has your back for when those not so good moments come up.
I can't tell you a tale of unicorns farting rainbows in our front yard. It ain't like that.
Another thing I treasure is that having been together for about 14 years now, we have a shared history since 2010. "In" jokes that only her and I get. Memories of trips here and there. Funny shit we've seen.
So sweetplumeria , I havent got a tale of high adventure and searing passion for you.
What I have got is a story of my new normal since 2010.
Bear in mind I've been out since 2010, and the anguish and despair I was once in during my turn in the ILIASM spin dryer is past history. I can see it for what it was these days, and I'm good with it.