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Feb
5
comment Can a son share a bed with his girlfriend, at 27?
+1 since the issue seems to have stemmed from a prior girlfriend whom they [unfortunately] despised.
Feb
5
comment Can a son share a bed with his girlfriend, at 27?
Thanks for an excellent response - I have accepted this answer as control issues were indeed the root cause. These have no been overcome (at least in part) and we were able to share a bed. I believe their objections were related to previous experiences where they hated my ex and couldn't stand us being together. Introducing them to my current partner gradually has worked well and slowly bringing up the idea of modern sleeping arrangements when shown in TV and film, non-directly led them to volunteer a positive solution themselves.
Feb
5
comment Can a son share a bed with his girlfriend, at 27?
Thanks everyone for a lively discussion and for a wealth of ideas. The reason I was unsure of the origin of their concerns was it was initially near impossible to engage in a dialogue without them shutting down, avoiding the subject altogether or beginning to argue. Torben's answer involving addressing control issues was the primary source for a resolution. Ultimately, we were indeed allowed to share a bed and all parties were happy with the arrangement :)
Jan
20
comment Can a son share a bed with his girlfriend, at 27?
Apologies for my terseness, yes they meant the floor but we do have cushions and blankets with which I could build some padding! In terms of religion, none of us are religious, so I'll note this in my question.