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Life with a phantom partner

Our son is moving out, but he has his conditions

Kishore Singh 

Kishore Singh Finally, I suspect, my son may have a girlfriend. Having failed for years to get him to move out of the house to set up an independent establishment of his own, it came as a surprise when he asked if it was all right if he moved out for a year “to live a bachelor’s life”. “What’s her name?” his mother wanted to know. “It’s okay,” I assured him, “if you like her, we’ll be happy to meet her.” Whether he didn’t want the pressure, or because he was being defensive, he denied a relationship, though if the whispered ...

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