Jumping the broom. Or not. Or unjumping it. And dating folks that are in the process. Sorta.

Broom jumping quandry
I’ve been thinking about seeing the movie, Jumping the Broom. I like a good love story, but maybe the whole in-law static scenario hits too close for me right now. Or maybe it’s the caricature of the working class characters. Maybe there is more to the movie than what is being shown in the trailer. I hope so.

Better late than never?
Lately, I’ve been reading about and talking to people I know about these long marriages (20 years plus) where people decide to separate. Most of the time it has been without drama, but still, that seems like a lot of time to put into something that ultimately does not work. Then again, I’ve also known of people who spent decades working in a field they did not particularly love because of the security that came with the post. Hmmm.

And last, but not least..
Yesterday I read an interesting video¬†post down at Luvemorleavem.com that took a look at whether it is a good idea to date folks who are separated, but not divorced. I was really surprised that this was addressed because I thought that the new thing was dating while separated. I don’t think that could work for me because in the space I’m in right now, I’m not into shades of gray when it comes to the m-word, but like I said, it was interesting how so many of the columnists agreed and even the one who differed had great advice.