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I don't have any great story to tell. My best friend from college introduced me to her brother in law at the Family Christmas party in 2004. We lived 100 miles apart, in different states so we talked on the phone for a few months and after we got to know each other, we started seeing each other on the weekends. We got married in Oct 2005 after we found out I was pg.
It wasn't a big shock or anything. We were well into our 30s and had established lives. I miss my old house though. I had control of the remote.
I've really enjoyed reading these stories!
Sorry if mine's too long, I'm
trying to get all the events in order.
I got married the 1st time for all the wrong reasons (mostly because we had a child together) in Feb 03 at 20 years old. That didn't last long. We fought all the time and he cheated on me. I just couldn't take it anymore. So I left with our son and eventually filed for divorce.
So to waste time I was playing this online game and my whole family was playing too. (I know nerds!)
Anyway, my cousin lives in Kansas and met some family of my now DH's at school. Basically I can say that my cousin is the reason my husband started playing this online game. His family was playing who was friends with my cousin and he started to play because they were playing. Well because my cousin was friends with his family she got to be friends with him too.
This is how I met my husband. Through my cousin who started to date him. Well I didn't really think anything of him because I was talking to another guy and he was with my cousin. They weren't dating all that long (maybe 6 months) when she started to cheat on him with her ex boyfriend. And then broke it off to be with her ex bf again w/o telling him thats why she was breaking up with him. Basically she just told him she needed some time to think and thought they should give each
other some space for awhile. Leading him on to believe they would eventually get back together. That's how we became closer as friends.
He starts talking to me more, calling me more, ect because he wanted to work things out with my cousin. He decided to come visit me and my brothers (we were all friends) because we had only known each other online and wanted to know each other in "real life". So he came from Kansas to Oklahoma and spent a week with me and my family. I'm one of those people thats SUPER shy around "new" people when I'm meeting them face to face until I truly get to know them a lot better or spend more time with them. So I didn't actually talk to him much face to face. He hung out with my brothers more than he hung out with me.
After we met face to face I found out something I hadn't known and neither did he. He didn't know my cousin was cheating on him when they were together, neither did I. Until Several months later when she inadvertently let it slip to me that she was cheating on him. So knowing he still had feelings for her and would take her back if she asked him I told him the next time I talked to him that she was cheating on him for a couple months before she broke off with him. That was really rough, he was really really hurt. And I felt so bad for him because I cared for him as a friend. (I was still talking to the other guy though by this time we were starting to talk less and less.)
He started hanging out with other girls and talking to other girls (which was fine by me because I was talking to another guy although we had started to talk less and less), but we were still talking a lot on the phone.
So he asked if he could come back for another visit during the summer and stay for a week again. So he came back and we were both really attracted to each other. We talked a lot this time and eventually kissed. That's when we started talking about dating only each other. We both wanted to give it a try. Even though we knew it would be a long distance relationship because he was going to go back to Kansas and finish his college degree. So he asked if he could stay the whole summer with us. We were together for a few months when my son and I moved in with him and after 7 months of dating we got married. We've been married for almost 5 years now and I love him more and more each day. He's truly my best friend and I couldn't imagine my life w/o him now. He treats my son like his own and cares deeply for him. Which is prolly one of the things that 1st made me realize I could fall in love with him. He didn't care that I had a child with someone else and was more than willing to help me raise that child. Gosh I love that man so much!
I was the first of all my friends to graduate college since I finished a year early, so everyone decided that I needed to have a night of partying before I started my new job. A bunch of us went out to a pretty popular club and my friends got me completely wasted since I was celebrating. A few hours into the evening, Nick literally ran into me and had to grab me to keep me from falling. We spent the next two hours talking. The big joke is that I couldn't remember what he looked like when we met for our first real date.
It turned out that we had a ton in college - Nick even went to high school with my cousins (who live on the other side of the state). We've been together 8 years now, and married for 5 of those.
My storys not very exciting either we meet at my work I worked in a bookies at the time and he used to come in and talk to me I really fancied him but was to shy to ask him out eventually after 6 months or so he asked me out and I said yes took another month or so before we went on our first date and i was besotted by him then I went to Australia for 3 months and he waited for me we moved in together and then I found out I was pregnant with my DD totally unplanned had been together about a year he still makes me laugh after 7 yrs together and is a great day a lot of people said it wouldn't work cause he's 8 yrs older than me but it has x
I had ended a relationship recently. I was "in love" and had forgiven my ex for cheating one too many times, because he had made it a habit....
So one day I found out that he had been seeing this one girl, and she kept harassing me on facebook and stuff so I just ended it. I was really sick of it.
Anyway, he really wanted me back, and wouldn't leave me alone. Following me to school, emails, comming to my house, the whole nine. There was a guy in school (community college) who had asked me out once, but I said no, because I was with someone. Well, to be honest, my intentions at first weren't really good....I just wanted my ex to know I'd moved on and maybe he would leave me alone. I went on a few dates with my now DH, and he turned out to be the most perfect guy I'd ever met. I was SO mad at myself for being so mean and using him to get rid of my ex. Anyway, we became serious and finally got my ex off my back. Once we started to get serious he told me he had been married, and had two kids....At first I was a little put off by that. But eventually I got used to the idea and decided not to hold it against him....he was really charming me by this point. After about a year of dating, when I graduated, he offered to have me move in with him, and to meet his kids and mom and I said yes. I moved in about a month later, and met his kids two days after that. When I saw his son, i freaked out. He was BIG! Old! What the heck how did I miss this. How old is this guy? Why hadn't I asked him? I found out two weeks later from his daughter (he wouldn't tell me haha) that he was 16 years older than me.
Needless to say, I was freaked out. I thought all the horrible things.....this isn't right, he's an old man, his son is only 6 years younger than me, this is weird, what if he can't give me kids, what will happen when his age starts to show, what will people think ect ect ect.
In the end, it didn't matter. He really proved to me that age is just a number, because it never meant anything until the number was told to me, and it ended up changing NOTHING. He is a young heart, and I'm a mature girl. We balance eachother out and are good for eachother. The age difference no longer defines our relationship, and I'm happier with him than I have been with any other person in my life. I honestly don't know what I would do without him. He saved me from a horrible period of my life, and made me happy again.
I'll never be able to give him what he's given me. I'm a lucky lucky girl.
ok, guess it's time to share mine. I've always thought it would make a cute movie/book.
(late 2004) After tech school I moved to a town and lived with a friend while she was still in college. I started working at a restaurant and this is where I met DH. I fell in love instantly with him, it was crazy. I used to be the girl who wouldn't date someone unless I could see myself marrying them. (Sounds funny I know, but I wasn't going to waste my time with heartache and would rather be alone.) He was very hard to read though. He was super shy and quiet!
He just so happened to be roommates with two other guys who worked at this restaurant, so I would find every excuse to go over there and hang out. We were friends for about 3-4 months until a mutual friend finally beat it out of him at our work Xmas party that he liked me. After I heard that it was game on. I went home with him that night, we watched a movie, I slept in his bed (fully clothed) and we shared our first kiss. Next day he said that was a mistake (he was very commitment phob and can you say awkward at work?!) But he still wants to be friends and we continue to hang out.
I went over to his apartment 3 months later for his birthday and we become friends with benefits. But he still makes it clear he doesn't want a relationship. We start dating about 2 months later. That lasts for about 6 months. He went through a life crises, joins the Navy and dumps me because he doesn't want a long distance relationship. He still wants to be friends though. I tell him I love him before he left for boot camp.
We then go back to being more in a relationship(ish) and he wants me to move to CA. I fly out and visit him over Thanksgiving and he tells me he doesn't want me to move out there. "What if it doesn't work? Then you're stuck here" is the line I got. So we continue to email and be friends. He deploys to Japan where we only email for 6 months because of time difference. He writes a long email out one day explaining how he was so scared before and that he didn't realize what he had until he lost it. And drum roll.... he wants me to move out to CA. I told him but that this was the last time I "take him back" because I couldn't handle anymore heart break.
I moved out to CA in July 2007, he proposes October 2007, we get married January 2008, DD arrives August 2009. And here we are today.
*I do always give special props to my friends throughout the ups and downs of this relationship because I talked about it ALL THE TIME! And bless their hearts, they listened to the same stories over and over. And they just hugged me when I cried. I was so confused because he liked me and even after our "break ups" he still wanted to be friends and be around me (and DTD ) So I had no idea what was up with him. And watching him leave for boot camp?Navy was the hardest thing I ever had to do. But you've heard the saying "If you love someone, set them free. If they truly love you, they will come back." And he did every time
We met at work. I had just gotten posted in and DH was working in supply. I needed new boots and he refused to give them to me unless I gave him my phone number! (Yes, apparently blackmail works) Funny thing is, I didn't have my phone hooked up yet, and I told him so. He gave me this look and said "You could just say no, you know?" so I felt bad and gave him my email address. He showed it to his buddy after I left and he told him it was fake. (It's kind of a ridiculous address) So the first email I got from him was full of apologies and hoping that it was actually me!
Even though I wasn't looking for a real relationship at the time, we were engaged 4 months later. We've been together for over 10 years now
Clint and I actually met at a Halloween party. I was, at the time, dating one of his friends So I'm with my current boyfriend at this Halloween party and in comes this guy. I just stared at him. My DH is 6'3" and about 215, and he was wearing my friends XS Spice Girls t-shirt for his costume saying that he was their "#1 Fan" HAHA. So the whole night we talked and talked and talked. And eventually the current boyfriend left for his mission and Clint snagged me! We dated for 2 1/2 years before he proposed and were married 1 year later
And just for the record, the ex was totally ok with it, and we all still hang out all the time ha
DH and I met in high school, though we went to different schools in towns 25 minutes apart. We had both signed up for a weeklong Habitat for Humanity type thing with our churches, mostly just to have something to do for a summer week and get away from our families!
I was 15, he was 17. He remembers seeing me the first time when we showed up and found the rest of the group playing soccer. His thought was "Who's that? There are more people coming?" It wasn't any sort of love at first sight, ha! I thought he was hot- we actually gave him the "Hot" moniker to distinguish him from the "Funny" guy with the same name. I snuck a picture of him working without his shirt on and everything.
The last night, we were allowed to stay up and we were all gathered on the steps of the grange hall. DH and I ended up just sitting there chit-chatting and scratching each other's back bug bites for hours while everyone else came and went. When the week was over, everyone just kind of left and didn't exchange numbers, to which I realized as we drove away was stupid since that guys was really cool. I figured that was that.
A month or so later, one of the adults coordinated a thank you BBQ, which I really wanted to go to so I could see everyone. I found the one ride heading over and got to see everyone. I exchanged numbers with a few people, including DH. DH and I then planned to hang out for a day- my parents were a major pain and barred us going for a mountain hike (all alone on a mountainside with some strange boy!) or going into Boston (the "big" city!) so we went to an amusement park. DH says it (or the next month's worth of get togethers) wasn't a date. I was confused.
I turned 16, still not having had a boyfriend or a kiss, but he came to my b-day party. A few weeks later, we finally kissed for the first time. We made out in my parents' driveway with the lights shining in their bedroom and DH's foot on the clutch for like an hour.
We dated the next 3 years, even when he went to college a year ahead of me. I got to college and realized I wanted to date other guys. We broke up. 6 months later, we got back together. 6 months after THAT, I went back for sophomore year and broke up with him again. I swore that I wasn't going to come runnign back and if it was meant to be, it would happen down the road in the future.
We spent the next 3 years as excellent friends, with him sometimes sleeping over at my apartment since it was closer to where he worked than where he was living. We never once kissed or anything while we were apart, but our hugs goodbye always felt like there was something more.
I bit the bullet and finally asked him out on our "second first date" to give it one more shot. It was either going to be forever or we'd have to stop being friends because it was weird. Turns out it was forever! So we met in '94, got back together in '01, and got married in '05. I've officially known him (and had him as a best friend) for more than half of my life, and he hits the halfway mark with me this year.