Names: Christina and Jill
Residence: Monroe, New York
Occupation: Owners of Melange Med Spa
How did you meet? We met when I (Christina) interviewed Jill for a job.
How long have you been together? We’ve been together for 5 years
What is your relationship status? We are living together and are engaged to be married.
What is your favorite activity together? We spend a lot of time together since we own our own business. We love going to shows, cooking and being active – we laugh a lot when we are in motion! We are great companions to each other and love just just hanging out.
How do you deal with anti-gay adversity as a couple? We just live our lives like everyone else. We try to take advantage of lesbian vacations and events.
Are there any world changing or creative projects you do as a couple? We would love to show our lives on TV in a REAL Reality Show, not some souped up show, but the real deal deal – fights, kids, laughter, pain , work, all of it!
What is the secret to staying together? Our mortgage, LOL! We own a business together, so anything we can do to be supportive to the LGBT community through that is beneficial. Staying together is good communication. We would miss each other terribly if we weren’t together!
What sets you apart/makes you unique as a couple? We were once married to men and we each had two kids. We both left our marriages and fought for each other. Today we have built our own home together, we have our own business, have four kids (3 teen girls and a 9 year old boy) - We count on each other, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. To say that and mean it, that’s unique!
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This is a wonderful article about a couple that has been together for 60 years. When they met, their relationship was illegal. Now, marriages are being performed in the state next door. Read the article here.
My favorite quote: ”There wasn’t anything else. Really. There was nothing else for me to do other than spend my life with him. From that very instant that we met. That was it.”