These Are My Vows To The Next Person I Date

woman standing in front of bushes
Christopher Campbell

I promise never to pretend to be someone I’m not, like he ended up doing.

I promise to follow through with what I say I’m going to do, like he never could.

I promise never to take you for granted, as he often did.

I promise never to take advantage of your kindness, like he ended up doing.

I promise to get to know your family and friends, like he never did.

I promise never to keep you waiting, as he often did with me.

I promise to get to know you, instead of talking about myself continuously, like he always did.

I promise to make you a priority, like he never did.

I promise not to tell you I was sick so I wouldn’t have to see you, like he sometimes would.

I promise not to be intimidated by your accomplishments, like he often was.

I promise I will not use you for my own self-gratification, like he did.

I promise I will take you out to dinner, like he barely did with me.

I promise when things become rocky I will not push you away, like he always seemed to do.

I promise to admit when I was wrong, like he never could.

I promise to understand your feelings, like he never would.

I promise to respect you always, as he would sometimes forget.

I promise I will not keep you around until I find someone else I believe is better, like he did to me.

I promise I will never lie to you, which he had often done to me.

I promise you will never second guess how I feel for you, like I used to do when I was with him.

And finally, if our relationship has run its course, I promise I will be the bigger MAN and tell you to your face…

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