My Path To Becoming A Third Parent

David Jay
The Establishment
Published in
9 min readOct 10, 2017

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We define the values that we will hold as a family.

ZZeke and I count slowly from zero to 10, our deep voices matched in a kind of harmony, while Avary’s face is locked in concentration. He is closer to her, playing the role of the partner, while I am bracing her leg against my shoulder. Ten counts, a deep breath, and 10 more. Three sets of 10, then a few seconds rest…

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David Jay
The Establishment

Founder @ Relationality Lab, fascinated with the way that relationships and movements form.