Respond to the students.
1. Your mother makes an announcement that she is leaving to move in with her lesbian lover. What would you say/do?
I've learned through trial and error that before I act emotionally on something I don't quite understand, I have to get all the facts. I wholeheartedly believe in "Love". To me, love is love whether it is heterosexual or homosexual. The person you choose and who chooses to love you should not be judged by us. Having said that, the only difficulty I would have in this situation is why after 25 years would your 'heart' choose to reside somewhere else. My mother and I would have to sit down and go over the events that led to this decision and I would also like to know if my father supports this decision. 25 years of marriage is a milestone that few these days get to. It's her life and we get to choose how we want to live our own lives so I would not lash out but instead seek understanding.
2. 1. Do you believe that jealousy is learned or an innate response to situations in which your partner is sexually attentive to a third person.
2. Men and women, including myself, may make demands on someone they genuinely like for a level of relationship, including sexual intimacy or long-term commitment, beyond levels with which the other person is comfortable, threatening to terminate the entire friendship if their specific demands are not met.
Question 1 -
I think that jealousy is an innate response. We don't all act the same in learning that our partner has become sexually attentive to someone else. That initial response when you first learn of this dictates future actions and responses from you. Whether it is to speak on it, or attempt to do the same thing to your partner or walk away totally is what we are born with. I do think that over time friends, family, and past relationships may influence or possibly alter that response but it starts as an innate response.
Question 2 -
Admittedly yes I have been involved with a sort of psychological coercion with someone. We had known each other for a few years and at the time I was coming out of a relationship that temporarily changed my views on love (another story, another time lol). We decided to engage in a sort of friends with benefits relationship that initially worked out well. We discussed the "terms" over lunch and for about 8 months had no issues. She told me that she loved me and I panicked. I selfishly told her that we could no longer be "friends" and that ruined the dynamics of our friendship. We still speak but we aren't able to get back to the true friendship we had before sex was involved.
3. Before having children you and your spouse took the test and found that if you had children it was certain that any and all your children would have some birth defects, some even severe.
Would you still consider having children? Why or why not? Explain.
Would you consider the idea of a designer baby? Why or why not? Explain.
This is a no brainer, the answer is yes, and this is no different than taking prenatal pills or going to the doctor on regular basics to get checkups. People do these things because research has shown it you do these things then there will be a better chance that your child will be born without defects and without any disorders. If the technology is there we should use it, I think it would be irresponsible if the technology was available and a person chose not to use it. That is not fear to that unborn child, if a couple can avoid bringing a child in this world to live a life full of pain then they should.
As to the second question if I took a test with my spouse and the doctors determine that there is a highly likelihood that our child would be born with a disorder I would not take that chance. Simply I don’t feel it’s fear to that child to be born into this world with a disorder and will not be able to live a “normal” life because I chose to go against the doctor’s orders. To me this is selfish and not fair to the unborn they can’t make the decision I have to make a decision that will affect them all their life. If I choose to take the risk that was my conscious choice to go against the doctor’s orders and I know what the risks are, but that unborn child didn’t have a say and that’s not right.
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