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I’m not saying the guys are totally blameless here but I do think it’s time to cut them some slack. And it seems like we’ve been stepping on each other’s toes a lot and no one is having fun dancing anymore. I too have received ambiguous texts and gone on confusing friend/hang out/coffee dates. Girls, it’s time we stack hands and change some things: It’s time to own up.
If we are expecting guys to own up to their side of this apparently sad story, then it’s only fair for the girls to do the same. It’s time for both of us to cross the street and meet in the middle.
The funny thing about being in a relationship when you’ve been single for so long is that you go into it having all these preconceived ideas on how you would react to certain dating situations, and you prejudge your future relationships based on your past ones.
But when those unique dating situations suddenly become your present reality, you still feel like a deer caught in headlights no matter how many books about polyamory or open relationships you may have read.
Indeed, just last year, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to apply to former clients the prohibition on dating current clients.
Justice Jeannette Knoll concurred to emphasize that a lawyer's ethical duties to the client don't stop just because representation is over: "Inherent in the duty of loyalty is the corresponding duty to protect the client's best interests.
Christian culture loves to point the finger at men and shame them into “manning up”, whatever that means.
We tell them they need to step up or step out; we put some rather unrealistic expectations on their shoulders.
After all, you don’t want to jinx the relationship before it even has a chance to start.
In the meanwhile, you might still get those email alerts when a new match has arrived.
You Had Me at 'Summary Judgment' States using the ABA Model Rules have a pretty clear guideline: "A lawyer shall not have sexual relations with a client unless a consensual sexual relationship existed between them when the client-lawyer relationship commenced." California, one of the states that bucks the ABA rule trend, permits sexual relations with a current client unless and until "such sexual relations cause the member to perform legal services incompetently in violation of rule 3-110." But what about former clients?