X-Message-Number: 16008
Date: 5 Apr 2001 14:00:37 -0000
Subject: Partners with differing viewpoints

Hello all...

I'm new to the list, but not to cryonics.  I'm just about done (next 2 weeks 
probably) with signing up myself for cryopreservation through Alcor.  

My question is one of life and relationship dynamics.  I'm an atheist, and my 
girlfriend (lifemate really, we plan to spend the rest of our lives together, 
but not marry) is not.  I'm going to respect her privacy by not getting into her
reasons, but she's elected not to come with me into cryopreservation.  

I'm curious if other "cryonauts" like myself are in similar circumstances - and 
would love to know how it affects their relationships.  For myself, I love my 
girlfriend deeply and thoroughly - and I know that my atheism, and my desire to 
stay on this mortal coil at all costs are very deep, personal, convictions, 
which come from a lifetime of certain attitudes and philosophies.  I know that I
cannot and should not expect to convince her (or anyone) to do as I do.  These 
choices, I've come to beleive, are made from within, and motivated only by 

That's why I'm resolved to respect her wishes, and to love her to the fullest 
extent possible for the time we have together.  (Which is a long time, we're 
both in our thirties!)  I'd love to hear anyone else's thoughts on the list.

--Steven Lacher
Steven Lacher,CLP-PAD, CLI
"With Notes The Possibilities Are

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