There are many reasons for the ending of an M/s dynamic. They include: breakup-irreconcilable differences; Divorce; Cheating, lying, stealing; Leaving an abusive situation; Moving away (family obligations, job relocations, etc); Illness/Death of partner; Leaving the “lifestyle” and/or having a “change of heart” about M/s; Simple end of contract agreement.
Besides the emotional stress of endings, there are also myriad issues involved: the challenge of amicably ending relationships; How to negotiate friendships/community relationships (ie when people take sides and spread rumors); Financial obligations (debts; support of the former slave; child support); Custody of any children and so forth.
Please come and share your personal experiences and insights on this important topic in a supportive environment! And as always, please feel free to bring your own snack and/or something to share with the group.
MAsT Metro New York meets at the LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13th Street, NYC, between 7th and 8th Aves. From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The admission is $4 for members, $5 for reciprocal members/students with ID and $8 for all others. Please remember to check the board for room number.