While contemplating my romantic history one day, I realized that I’d had four serious long-term relationships in a row… all colossal failures, or at least by my definition of failure at that time. By ‘serious’ I mean involving co-habitation and/or marriage; and by long-term I mean lasting longer than 2 years… so much for ‘happily ever after’.
Of the four, three ended because he found another romantic interest (either for sex or for falling madly in love with) and I’m not used to sharing my man. Continue reading “Great expectations”
To date, I have not had a single romantic relationship (and for me that means with a man) which has been easy or without compromise. I sometimes analyse the strengths and weaknesses of past relationships and past partners: what went well, what needed improvement, and what ultimately led to its demise. Sometimes what led to a relationship’s demise was the relationship’s beginning i.e. one that should never have started… a clear case of wrong partner – wrong time. Other times it was almost perfect if only he could have been a little more_______ , or I could have been a little more tolerant, understanding, patient, mature, confident, assertive, etc.
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