So here it is, the truth that has people watching my destruction, a car wreck on the side of the road. I can see all of them rubbernecking my heartbreak.
What was I doing? I was about to let this stranger strip me naked and see all of my imperfections. More than that, why was I allowing him to act like my father? Had I gone mad?
“We’ve been together for 5 years and the sex is still great. Definitely putting a ring on it soon.” – Rob, 31.
You’ve always been encouraged to put your schoolwork/career first.
You want someone to look at you like you look at waffles in the morning; you want something real.
“I’m probably the only person I know of that keeps in contact with their exes just to know they’re okay.”
Try as I might to erase every bit of you from my life, you still linger. I make a point to shove you out, to pretend you aren’t reality, but then I open my eyes and you are still here.
ESFP: Chasing the spotlight at all costs.
I have learned that telling them to be a man is one of the most hurtful and dangerous things you can say – those words cut right down to their formation of self.
It’s entirely possible to care for someone, know they care for you, and be aware of the fact that you just aren’t on paths that will ever intersect long enough to be together in the long term. If one of you wants kids and the other wants to move somewhere new every six months, it’s safe to say you won’t settle down together. But that doesn’t discount what you have in the present.