We’ve all been through shitty relationships and had bad experiences with dating. I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone. You’re not crazy, unattractive, or unlovable. Dating is hard. People are mean, cowards and heartless.
The experiences I’ve encountered range from “out of a movie” to “how haven’t you killed someone yet?”.
I’d like to start out by saying that am extremely lucky that I have never been in a physically abusive relationship, which unfortunately many people can’t say. I have been told that my love life is like a soap opera, which in my eyes is entirely true. There has been so many ups and downs in my quest of finding “the one”.
I had tried every dating site, blind dates, meeting people through work and activities and I had yet to find my “soulmate”.
I’d say 90% of the time, I would tell myself,” Em, you’re going to die alone and be a crazy cat lady”, which actually doesn’t sound all that bad after re-living some of these stories for this blog.
I’ll be honest with you, as much as some of these experiences sucked, and I mean sucked to go through, I can honestly say I have learned from them all. I also like to think I’ve become a stronger person. They directed me to the place I am in my life now.
It’s not easy to re-live some of these stories because some were very painful and stressful to experience. Writing about these experiences is also my way of releasing all the pain and sadness that I felt during those times. This is my way of getting full closure and moving on with my life.
So, let’s dive in, shall we?