> When you say marriages, how many did you have to go through to end up happy?
A handful - literally. This one is number 5. I think that's enough, I'm not planning on trying to compete with Liz Taylor. ;) Besides, this one is for all the *right* reasons, not all the wrong ones. =)
> Also, were you very sexually active before marriage?
Oh, you could say that, if you were being kind. At one point in my life, I was an active drug addict and alcoholic living on the streets. Think on that for a bit and the pieces should fall into place. ;) Oh, more of a situational jump from dealer to dealer than hanging out on the street corner, if you follow.
Am I proud of it? No. But, neither do I try to hide it or lie about it. It is a part of me and it is where I've come from. I am who I am because of the choices I've made, good and bad, as well as where I've been, and what I've lived through. Nietzsche said it well when he wrote "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger."
Plus, I've just had very open views on sexuality since a young teen. Never quite understood the Victorian hangups and all that, identified more with the free love era that surrounded my youngest years. (I missed Woodstock by being too young, but I was old enough to hear and know about it when it happened!)