And you sound mostly suure you don't want to fan any flames. For Bob, the opening seemed like fate. If no, then just cancel. You see, I had resigned myself into being the one doing who was doing the servicing.
If you approach a conversation about it with empathy and respect and yet still firm boundaries no one has to have their pride hurt. And to keep it real, I can honestly say the guy is as straight as they come.
I like those responses, but there's one we're shying away from, and this truth deserves to be said: "Yes!
Meth and sex were soon inseparable. Mainly for my work at the hospital. Tell him you thought it was a group thing and something at work popped up or whatever. At the very least, you'd get an idea of how it would be to be his friend -- if you're going to camp with someone for several days, there are going to be conversations.
As a caseworker, looking at the love between a mother and a child and seeing addiction break that bond -- that's powerful.
That is a one way ticket to the awkward situation you're trying to avoid. We know how to look without being obvious and not making anyone uncomfortable. Usually there's at least a sliver of doubt, and asking permission is not just "nice if it happens" but rather "one of the fundamental parts of being a decent person.
Camping should be fun.