I’m not so dumb as to have a photograph of me an my ex hanging up in my place.
I have this painting. My ex aunt-in-law, who is a well respected painter who’s works sell for goodly sums, made this for my ex and I and somehow, I ended up with it. It’s a nice painting. It is a city scene (NYC) and in it are myself with my arm around my ex. We are walking away from the viewer. You wouldn’t know it was us unless you knew it was us. We’re not very prominent.
So, ladies, if by some bizarre set of circumstances you were my lover and you came to me place, how would you feel about it?
I see many problems.
If I tell my new woman, right away about it, she can view it as I’m hanging on to my past.
If I don’t tell her till much later, she may feel I was being dishonest about it.
(basically, I’m one of those people who always think of the worst case senario)
I don’t want to sell the painting. I don’t want to give it to my ex. I don’t want to screw up any (sadly only theoretical) future relationship.
What’s your opinion?