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Re: [at-l] Hiking the AT and Significant Others Conflict

I should first say that I am fortunate enough to have none of the
problems that people are talking about. I have no one to leave behind
except my parents, who are healthy, and no job house or anything

What I have been doing with my good friends and family for
the last year and a half that I've been planning the trip is try and
get everyone as involved as possible to help them understand what I'm
doing. I've given my parents books to read and talked about the
details of my plans with everyone. They all know how much it means to
me to do this. But I think the best thing to do is try to get your
family and friends to not only understand but to help you with the
trip. Everyone I know is planning on visiting with me. 

I think the best thing I've done so far was take my parents to the
Gathering. They had a great time meeting people and talking with them
about their experiences. Maybe that would help your girlfriend
Fred. You could have her meet you at the trail towns and let her talk
to some former through hikers over the telephone or email. I don't
know anything about your situation, so I don't know if any of this
info was relevant at all, but I hope it helped in some way.

						-Martha Montague
						 ME -> GA '98
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