Best things to ask a girl. By dismissing the "before" as just a build up to your kids, you are not only dismissing your friends, but you're also implying that their story has not started yet. That's like telling an adoptive parent the same thing. Life without kids is meaningless. Jerry, Tell her that love knows no distance and that you find her very intriguing and would even be willing to make the trip to meet her. Are you even real? I agree that failed expectations cause disappointment. For shame. The relationship between dogs and their humans is much different than humans and their children. MotherOfFour June 19, at That's when people bond!