Try on for size ? from loveandgratitude's blog

I wonder how many single women begin talking to families to ultimately only find out that the couple isn’t ready and now knows it.
I don’t like being anyone’s experiment.
I am not practice.
I wish I could count how many times in the last two years I’ve been told, “you’re an amazing beautiful woman and you deserve a couple who can commit to you.”
How about this one: “We have realized we aren’t ready for this lifestyle now. But we wish you the best and we’d like to stay friends.”
Oh gosh I have so many examples by now. I open up and become vulnerable only to find out a month in, that they don’t want a third.”
People...Families...Please please make sure you know what you want. Or give it a chance before suddenly dropping it with some epiphany that you don’t want another woman in the relationship.
My favorite *sarcasm* is when people admit their own insecurities and never think of mine.
“We are too busy to pursue this kind of relationship.”
Oh gosh I could go on and on.
I Still allow myself to stay open and vulnerable. It’s difficult. I am exhausted by the same story almost every time (outside of a very painful breakup with a more long term relationship).
Some of my friends and family wonder why I would keep looking. I know 100% what I want and seek. I wish everyone did. My feelings get hurt most when I feel like a trial run.
People
Be
Honest
With
Yourselves

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vegemite
Oct 29
Excellent title "Try On For Size?" - and I can feel the pain of being discarded by a family. How about we adopt this motto - "a wife is for life, not just Christmas". These are marriages we are talking about, people's lives, and sometimes children. The idea of a trial relationship will be most likely fatal to any long-term prospects. Easy in, easy out. The formality of a state-sanctioned marriage at least gives some people a pause for reflection before terminating. In the absence of that sanction, people should hold themselves to an even higher standard of behaviour.Excellent title "Try On For Size?" - and I can feel the pain of being discarded by a family. How about we adopt this motto - "a wife is for life, not just Christmas". These are mar...See more
loveandgratitude
Oct 29
A wife is for life, not just Christmas. You are spot on. That is my new motto now, too. Thanks for the sincerity.
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