When Your Serious Relationships Never Hit The One-Year Mark 

When Your Serious Relationships Never Hit The One-Year Mark 

When your serious relationships never hit the one-year mark, sometimes people get the wrong idea about you. They might think you’re hopping from person to person randomly. They might think you have no idea what you want out of a relationship. They might think you aren’t serious about making a commitment and settling down at this point in your life. But that’s not always the case.

Sometimes, the reason why your serious relationships never hit the one-year mark is because you aren’t interested in wasting your time. As soon as you realize someone isn’t right for you, you end the relationship. It’s not like you push people away before giving them a chance. You give them a chance. You might stay with them for three months or six months or close to a year. But as soon as you realize your priorities are different, as soon as you realize there’s no way you’re going to be able to make the relationship work forever, you bail. You’re cool with having fun for a while, but you don’t want to waste too much time on the wrong person. You don’t want to head in the wrong direction.

When your serious relationships never hit the one-year mark, there’s a point when you take a step back and reflect on your choices. You wonder whether you’re doing something wrong because none of your loves are ever permanent. None of them ever last a full year. But at the same time, you feel like you must be doing something right because your relationships aren’t exactly short. You’ve still opened up your heart to people. You’ve still gotten close with people. You’ve still taken some pretty serious steps with people. You’ve just never found anyone who makes sense for you to stay with in the long-run. You’ve never found anyone who deserves to hold your heart until death do you part.

When your serious relationships never hit the one-year mark, you shouldn’t worry about it too much. You’re ready for a commitment to come your way — but you’re not going to force yourself to stay with someone who doesn’t suit you perfectly. You would be willing to settle down right now if you found the right person. But you would also be willing to stay single for another ten years if you aren’t able to find someone good enough for you. It all depends on whether or not you find your forever person, because you aren’t going to force yourself into a situation that doesn’t feel right for you. You want a relationship — but not that much. Not enough to sacrifice your values.

When your serious relationships never hit the one-year mark, it doesn’t always mean you’re too fickle or too picky or too scared of settling down permanently. It might mean you have high standards. It might mean you’re choosing who you keep in your world wisely. It might mean you’re on the right path, you’re doing the right thing, you’re right where you need to be. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

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