I'm a lifelong baseball fan and the subject line comes from a great quote from Yogi Berra, a Hall of Fame player who was as well known for his malapropisms as he was for his playing ability.
I came to a fork in the road recently and I took it.
I am in my 40's and am a lifelong DL, although I was in my late 20's until I knew what a DL was and that there were others like me. The Internet was a life saver for me because it allowed me to find out I wasn't the only one out there like this.
My fork? I left a long-time marriage that wasn't working. My Ex would claim that my DL was the sole cause, but I would disagree. I tried to suppress being a DL for years. I was able to suppress acting out, but always had the thoughts in my head. It led to huge intimacy problems that exacerbated problems that already existed in the marriage.
Since leaving the marriage, I have felt free to be myself. I no longer suppress by DL interests. For years I wanted to try diapers other than those I would buy from time-to-time by at a local pharmacy and finally got to buy many different kinds via mail order. After all those years and I find out I'm a vanilla DL -- Depend is my favorite!
Since the break up of my marriage I met an absolutely wonderful woman, someone who was completely open-minded, but had never heard of DL. I told her from day one about me and she has accepted me with open arms. We have slowly incorporated my DL into our relationship and it is truly amazing. It has been a very long and incredible journey for us and I have learned so much about myself.
I am joining this group because I've scanned through several posts and I really like the feel I get from you. You are an intelligent, smart and caring group.
I would assume I'm on the older side of the folks in this group and would love to be able to share my experiences, good and bad, with people struggling to understand something that often defies comprehension.
Despite my current situation, I still struggle at times trying to understand how I became a DL and how to manage it in my daily life. You may deal with similar feelings and I want to join you and be part of your community. You will help me and I hope to help in return.
My DL side is truly a small part of me. Who am I? I am a father, employed in the software field, an avid reader, a movie buff and a sports enthusiast. I like a good joke, love to laugh and try to find humor in every day life.