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My mother's always been extremely independent, and my father never gave her ultimatums: She was able to be who she wanted to be.My expectations for a relationship were modeled on what I learned from them.The bottom line is that my family and my children will always come first, and that was something he had to come to grips with for it to work.I’m not sure if he would consider it a sacrifice, but that’s our agreement.Now that I'm on my third marriage, I’ve realized it's key to not expect one person to be able to fulfill every need in your life.I’ve got my friend who I go to the theater with, the friend I want to play tennis with.It’s not all about finding passion, love, and chemistry. During a trip to Egypt—I go there often—the Egyptologist tour guide and I were talking about relationships and dating.
My father was my example of what I expected to find in a partner. When you’re on set or doing eight shows a week, you’re just not available all the time. On top of those demands on my time, dating was a challenge because I still had my daughter at home.
I think it would have been the same if I was a lawyer or in some other profession: There were a lot of demands on my time, so you do the best you can. When there’s a baby crying, you’ve got to attend to it.
You’re just not going to be 100% available, and the marriage—the relationship—does change.
So I made the first move—he would never have approached me because I was with my daughter.
I found out he was from Buffalo, which is also where my mom is from.I think women marry expectations: They see the reality of someone, but they think they can change it. I hung in there for a while, until there came a time when I couldn’t anymore.