Gloria and I would never regret that we had given ourselves to each other, but among the many other lessons with which adulthood awaited us was the news that for a life together it was not enough to love someone; you had to like them, too. So it took us quite a while to awkwardly, semi-defeatedly concede to each other that we had run out of excuses to avoid sex. She confides in me again. This is why I am who I am today, for better or for worse. Should I let her know that maybe we should look at getting her on birth control? I was taught thoroughly, I was an excellent student, and I practiced so many nights. Overnight, our close bond fractured.
I was so anxious that I gashed a finger trying to open the cellophane packaging in which the sheets were packed.
‘When my daughter lost her virginity, I lost my mind’
Samantha Kindler Samantha Kindler is a world traveler, with four continents conquered and three remaining. To always be loving, supportive, and understanding of people's behavior. This is why I am who I am today, for better or for worse. When I heard the garage-door rumble open at 2am, I leapt off the couch where I was napping fitfully and burst through the connecting door in the front hallway. Now we could savour the falsely sweet memory of a milestone achieved.