When I was single, my partner and I both worked full-time jobs.
We were also both pretty well off.
So, when he was looking for a new job, he’d tell me I should look for a partner with more disposable income.
“I have a partner who is paying for the apartment and food,” I said.
“It’s not like we’re doing the housework, either.”
“Yes,” he said.
And I knew I wasn’t alone in my skepticism.
“That’s just how it is, isn’t it?” he said, explaining how it felt to be a single parent.
“The problem with that is you need a partner for your child care.
You can’t have a job for your kid and then be working at a job you don’t like.
You need to be able to get back into your life and make some money.”
So I was in the market for a job.
But as I walked into the hiring process, I found that most of the applicants were looking for someone who was also single.
In fact, the majority of the people interviewed were single, and a number of them had been in a relationship for at least a year.
It was a bit of a shock, to say the least.
When I looked for a position, the interviewers asked if I wanted to be part of the team.
They asked if they could make me a full-timer.
I didn’t feel comfortable doing that, especially when my partner was paying for our food and utilities.
I asked them to make me part of their team, but I still had no idea what to do.
I went back to my parents, who had just moved into a new apartment.
My mother was nervous.
She was worried that my parents would be forced to give up their house.
And my father, who was a stay-at-home dad, was even more anxious.
I was also worried about my safety.
The apartment was on the second floor, and my father and I live together in a shared unit.
He had recently moved into an apartment with his mom, and he’d been staying with them for about a year now.
“If we leave, there’s a good chance he’ll go back to his job,” he told me.
So the only option was to be an employee.
I told my parents I wanted nothing to do with it.
I felt trapped.
The truth is, I had no other choice.
But, I didn.
When you’re living with someone for less than a year, you might be able see that as a temporary thing.
I’m lucky, though, because my parents are incredibly supportive.
And they’re supportive enough that I felt like I was on my own.
I had to figure out what to expect when I got to work.
At first, I was overwhelmed by the whole process.
I would have to walk through a series of phone screens to figure it out.
And, I would be asked questions like, “When do you expect to get your paycheck?” or, “Do you have a deposit?”
(The answer to both questions is yes.)
I’d also have to sign an agreement, which I didn;t understand.
But eventually, I got it.
And at first, my coworkers were a bit worried.
I remember my co-workers telling me, “Oh, you’re not really sure what’s going on.
Your job doesn’t pay enough to support your family.”
But then I noticed that I was actually doing the right thing.
They were supporting me financially, and they were happy that I didn:t want to give in to the pressures of a new career.
And the ones who were worried were the ones that were getting more money for me.
But my job also meant that I had a new partner to share the house with.
I’d been dating a man for about six months when I was hired.
He was a single dad of two, but he was also a hard-working, hard-living man.
And he was helping me make ends meet while I was at work.
I knew this man was my match.
“He’s a really nice guy,” I told the hiring manager.
“You can tell he’s been through a lot.”
But I was hesitant to let him work with me.
I know that if I’d given him a break, I could have been happy.
But I didn?t want my new partner, who’d been a partner before, to feel pressured.
And that’s what my co and I had been struggling with.
My co was worried about me feeling like I had lost control.
So I started by telling him about my new relationship.
We agreed that it would be an opportunity to show him that my life was OK.
“Well, you know, I’m going to go on a date with this guy,” he joked.
And so, he invited me to go to the bar where he worked.
I said yes, and then went back into my