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  • I think because the death of her son came so unexpectedly and so soon after I lost my husband in February 2010 (whom she was close to), it has taken a long time for my best friend to understand my ability to move forward with someone new. I met my new guy a year ago, March 12, 2011.

    Around December last year it appeared that she was opening up a little bit more in her acceptance of my boyfriend; she included him in the invitation to her home for Christmas. That invite wasn't just including him BECAUSE he was with me now, it was because SHE was ready to take a baby step with our relationship.

    She didn't tell me that, she didn't have to. I know her well enough to know what she wasn't saying.

    Then in January she bought herself a new camera and it so happens my guy is a camera buff -- she asked if he'd help her learn how to use it.

    The three of us spent 3 or 4 hours downtown together -- he as mentor, she as student, me as observer of acceptance.

    Baby steps.
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