Getting out of the wrong relationship. We throw bridal showers and baby showers, but we don’t throw parties for the women who are strong enough to walk out on the partners who aren’t right for them, or the SOs you don’t treat them well enough. And we really should.
It’s special to plan the biggest party of your life (which happens to be celebrating true love!). It’s also one of the rare events where you get to call the shots and get exactly what you want.
Our refusal to hold men accountable for cheating seems like an offshoot of our tendency to admonish women for being sexual—to slut shame them for the very same behavior that earns men “player” status.
I was a shitty husband because I promised her in front of hundreds of people we knew that I would love and honor her all the days of my life. In good times, and in bad. And then I didn’t do that.
I am not pregnant. I am not broke. I am not in trouble. I do not have a complex. I am not stuck in a small backwater town. I am not lost and looking for an escape.
Pour yourself a glass of wine because I’m about to tell you why we’re drinking as a celebration and not to lament about our lonesomeness.
Life doesn’t slow down for us. It doesn’t wait for us to be ready. It doesn’t place things in the order in which we hoped.
I will hold your hand while walking around the places we’ve never been before.
You’re the sea, and I’m the land. While you will always be there to brush up against me and wash parts of me off the edge, you’ll never stay. You’ll never commit.
Modern dating sucks but it really teaches you a lot. Modern dating sucks but with every dating disaster that happens to you, you learn one more thing about yourself and about the person you are looking for. You also learn how to love yourself and you learn that sometimes you have to choose being alone instead of being with someone who is not treating you right or someone who doesn’t want to define the relationship.