Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Young Lovers are Idiots

I had a conversation with a 23 year old female today that ignited a fire inside me. Not a good fire of passion and motivation, but a fire of rage and frustration, so I am taking to the blog to share my feelings.

Without giving away who said 23 year old is - let's call her Sara for this story's sake - I will give you a little background on our relationship. I do not know her very well, but we have the kind of relationship where she feels comfortable enough with me to share some pretty intimate details about her current relationship wither her boyfriend. I do not reciprocate, as we are living in two completely different worlds, but I do share stories about my girls and silly things that happen during the week. She gets a much more deep with me. I have basically taken on the role of her older, and much wiser, sister, with whom she feels comfortable sharing her boyfriend troubles.

Over the past few weeks she has shared with me stories about her very new boyfriend. They have only been dating for two months, and already there are issues. He has some emotional baggage that he should be talking over with a professional, but instead bottles up and releases his anger onto Sara. She has even called him verbally abusive. He snaps a the littlest things. He turns minute conversations into all-night arguments. He confides in his ex-girlfriend and rubs it in Sara's face, and he belittles her job. Shit, his mother even told Sara that she shouldn't be dating him. And she tells me all of this, in what I think is a cry for help.

Now, I am not one to sit by and listen to this kind of bullshit and not say anything. I have years of experience with this kind of situation, and consider myself somewhat of an expert in the field of horrible boyfriends. Not that I have had a ton of boyfriends in my life, but I had one, for almost 4 years, that pretty much took the cake when it comes to boyfriends that you wouldn't wish upon your worst enemy.

Today I looked Sara straight in the eye and said (in so many words), "get out. Get out of this relationship before it is too late. Get out while you are still young. You do not deserve this kind of bullshit. No one does. No one should be treated the way you are being treated. You are young, and beautiful and smart and motivated and have the world at your finger tips. Dump this loser and move on with your life. This is not love. You are not in love with this terrible person. Love should be easy. Love should feel good - shit, love should feel amazing. Love is not just something you feel, but something you do. This person does not love you if he treats you like this. GET OUT NOW."

God Damnit I wish someone slapped me in the face when I was 18 and said these words to me.

When I was 17 I met and "fell in love" (my blood is boiling right now as I type this - how stupid are young lovers???) with a boy. Never had a boy liked me before, but this boy did. And this boy was popular, and was friends with the older kids, and was out of high school and had a real job. How cool was it that someone like this, someone who I later found out had red flags galore (terrible childhood, treated his mother and brother like crap, overweight, didn't go to college, flirted with everything in site - and later cheated on me multiple times, disrespectful to my parents, treated my brother like shit, horrible temper, verbally abusive...I could go on), actually paid attention to me and wanted to be my boyfriend? We fought all the time. My parents LOATHED him (rightfully so). I became a different person when I was with him. I did whatever he wanted me to do...I can't even say more because it makes me so freaking angry that I wasted so many years of my life with this loser.

But oh, how I wish that someone pulled me aside and said what I said to Sara!! I wish someone shook me and said "You are better than this! You deserve so much better than this!! Why are you wasting your time, and your youth on this piece of garbage? Why do you let him make you cry? Why do you let him get to you - let him make you become this horrible bratty selfish teenager? You used have so many friends! You used to be close to your Mom! He is driving a wedge between you! You are ruining your life you stupid naive girl!!!"

Maybe my mom did say those things to me. Maybe someone else did, but I was so self-involved that I wouldn't have/didn't listen to anyone that tried to steer me away from this loser. And you know what? Looking back on my life, I wouldn't change a thing. Because of this relationship with this guy, I am the person I am now. I am in the amazing relationship I am because of who I became after I dumped this guy.

If you met me today you would not believe for a second that I used to be this pathetic, submissive shadow of a human. I am so strong willed, so outgoing and so much braver than I used to be - but it took going through all of that bullshit to become who I am today. I am not saying that everyone needs to go through something like I did to become an independent woman, as I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but that was my path to become the woman I am today.

I am fearful for when my girls get older. I am scared that they are going to fall into the same trap that I did, that Sara has, and let a man control them. I am scared they will let a man make them feel pain and sadness. I am scared they will let a man get into their head and make them feel less of a person - make them feel that they aren't deserving of what they really want. I will do my best to tell them about what I went through, and give them advice and hopefully they will start out their dating lives as strong independent women, unlike I did. I will always be there for them, even if they won't talk to me, and I will remind them constantly that they are amazing, beautiful creatures, and should be treated as so.

Here are my words of advice to women of all ages out there: No man, or woman, or whomever you are in a relationship with, should ever make you feel badly about yourself. No one you are in love with should constantly make you sad. The beginnings of a relationship should not be challenging. New love is the most exciting love - you should want to be with each other every chance you get. You should be smiling ear to ear when you see this person, and never want to let go of their hand. Your partner should not make you cry - unless it is because he or she did something insanely romantic and sweet for you. If you are constantly fighting, this is not the right person for you. If you are nervous about saying something wrong in front of this person, this is not the right person for you. If you cannot be your amazing self in front of this person, this is DEFINITELY not the right person for you.

Love is not just something that you feel, it is something that you do. This is something that my husband said to me once and I will never forget it. You can't just say you love someone and think it will all be ok - you have to live the love. You have to put their needs before your own. You have to want to make them happy as often as you can.

You have to love who you are when you are when you are around your partner. And if you don't? Move on with your life. There is a lobster out there for everyone, you just have to keep looking.


  1. يعمل فريق الخبراء على تقديم التصاميم حجر هاشمى هيصم المختلفة الخاصة بالمطابخ أو الحمامات شركة تنظيف بدبي و يمكنك الاختيار فيما بينها و هذا من خلال حجر مايكا تسليك مجاري بالكويت الذي يعمل على توفير الدعم و القوة على الغرف الموجودة في المنزل و تتعامل الشركة رقم صباغ رخيص بالكويت معكم بأقل الاسعار و التكاليف التي فني كهرباء منازل بالكويت لا مثيل لها في أي مكان آخر

  2. إذا كنت ترغب في الحصول على مياه نقية افضل شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالقصيم و خالية من الجراثيم و الميكروبات فلابد ان تقوم بتوفير افضل شركة عزل خزانات بالقصيم أجود خامات العزل على الخزان و التي يتم تركيبها في الجدرا و في قاع الخزان و ذلك من اجل المحافظة افضل شركة اسطح خزانات بالقصيم على منع تعرض أشعة الشمس بشكل مباشر على المياه و تسلطها بشكل افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالقصيم دائم مما يؤدي إلى التغيير في الخواص الفيزيائية في مكونات المياه

  3. لدى الصراصير جهاز استشعار شركة تنظيف بالبخار بجدة حساس جدًا موجود في قرونها مع العلم أنها شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة لا عين لها ولا تستطيع الرؤية لكنها إن دخلت شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة في منزل فإنها سرعان ما تهاجمه وبالتالي يصعب السيطرة شركة تنظيف شقق بجدة عليها حيث أنها تتكاثر بسرعة وبأعداد كبيرة فإذا كان منزلك به صراصير شركة مكافحة البق بجدة فمن الأفضل الاتصال بشركة متخصصة للقضاء عليها في الحال.

  4. في البداية نحرص عبلي شركة تنظيف بالبخار بجدة ان يتم تفريغ الخزان من المياه شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة و من بعدها نقوم بتوفير النظافة الدقيقة شركة مكافحة العتة بجدة لجميع اجزاءه الداخلية و الخارجية و من شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة بعدها نحرص علي ان يتم اتباع افضل مواد العزل الامنة و التي شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بجدة لا يمكن ان تلحث اي نوع من الضرر بالانسان و لهذا تواصل معنا عزيزي العميل لتجد شركة مكافحة العتة بجدةخدمة تنظيف للخزان الخاص بالمنزل

  5. إن عرقلة الأنابيب والصرف الصحي هي تسليك مجاري بالكويت واحدة من أسوأ المشاكل التي يواجهها تسليك مجاري الكويت رب البيت ويمكن الآن حلها بسهولة من قبل أفضل الشركات لتنظيف المجاري في الكويت تسليك مجاري على أعلى مستوى ، لأن مشكلة انسداد المجاري تؤثر على وجود روائح كريهة تسليك مجاري بالكويت لا تحظى بشعبية لجميع أعضاء المنزل وتؤثر على الناس

  6. تعتبر الواجهات شركة تنظيف بدبي من أهم الأماكن التي يجب تنظيفها على أكمل وجه، حيث أن نظافة شركة تنظيف بالشارقة الواجهات هي دليل على نظافة المنزل؛ لهذا شركة تنظيف بدبي يجب الاهتمام بها بشكل كبير وذلك من خلال شركة تنظيف فى دبي التواصل مع شركة تنظيف واجهات منازل في الشارقة شركة تنظيف بعجمان فإن الشركة سوف تتمكن من القيام بهذه المهمة مع اختلاف أنواع المنظفات

  7. عندما يكون هناك ارتباط بين عملية التنظيف شركة تنظيف شقق بمكة وانتشار الأمراض والجراثيم شركة مكافحة حشرات بمكة يجب ان يتم التخلص من جميع الأتربة والأوساخ في المكان مثل الشقة او الفيلا او المنزل الذي نعيش بداخله شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف حتى يتم حماية أطفالنا من خطر الإصابة بالأمراض وتوفر شركة تنظيف منازل بمكة جميع خدمات شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف التنظيف سواء التنظيف العادي او خدمات غسيل شقق بمكة او غسيل منازل بمكة شركة تنظيف خزانات بمكة ومن أهم ما يتم القيام به لخروج الخدمة بصورة مشرفة أمام العملاء

  8. نحن متخصصون في مجال التنظيف بالبخار لثقتنا شركة تنظيف بالبخار بجدة الدائمة في أن النظافة وحدها لا تكفى ويجب أن نوفر التعقيم شركة تنظيف بالبخار بمكة والتطهير معها لضمان مكان نظيف وصحي شركة تنظيف بجدة خالي تماماً من البكتريا والجراثيم خاصة شركة نقل عفش بمكة في وجود الأطفال فالبخار تقنية شديدة التأثير في قتل البكتريا والجراثيم لذلك نحرص على استخدامه ونوفر شركة تنظيف سجاد بالبخار بجدة أحدث التقنيات التي تعمل بالبخار لتقديم خدمات على مستوى عالي من الدقة والإتقان وتقوم

  9. وقد اثبتت الدراسة والابحاث ان تلوث مياه الخزان شركة نقل عفش بجدة نتيجة المواد المصنوع منها الخزان ويعتبرافضل انواع الخزانات المصنوعة شركة تنظيف بالبخار بجدة من الحديد المجلفن او المصنوع من الزجاج وهم واقل عرضه للتلوث واغلاقه بطريقة جيدة فحرصا منا نحن شركة غسيل خزانات بالطائف شركة مكافحة حشرات بمكة على صحتنا وصحة اطفالنا يجب شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف تنظيف خزان المياه بصفة دورية حتى نتفادى جميع الامراض شركة تنظيف كنب بدبي ونقي اولادنا وانفسنا منها ونستخدم الخزان المصنوع من الصلب الغير قابل للصدا والمصرح به من وزارة الصحة.

  10. عملية النظافة يجب ان تكون سلوك لدي المتواجدين شركة تنظيف بمكة في المكان فلا يمكن ان يتم إجبار فرد على التنظيف شركة مكافحة حشرات بمكة والعيش في مكان خالي من الأتربة اذا لم يكن لدية ذلم السلوك الحضاري الراقي شركة تنظيف بالبخار بمكة وعليه يجب على الأفراد دائما مساعدة شركة نقل عفش بمكة افراد العائلة أثناء عميلة التنظيف وزرع ورح شركة تنظيف خزانات بمكة النظافة داخل أبنائنا وأسرنا وعندما تتعرض إلى الاوساخ الصعبة فان في الجوار

  11. يمكنك التواصل مع شركة تنظيف بدبي في أي وقت من أجل أن يقوم فريق العمال شركة تنظيف بالشارقة و الخبراء بالحضور إلى المنزل في الميعاد الذي تقوم شركة تنظيف بعجمان بتحديده حيث أن الفريق معروف بمدى التزامه بالمواعيد و الاتقان شركة تنظيف بابو ظبي في العمل فنحن نرغب في توفير الخدمة المثالية التي تمكنا من الحصول شركة تنظيف كنب بدبي على ثقة العميل الكبيرة بنا فنحن نجتهد لكي نستحق تلك الثقة بشكل مستمر

  12. يعمل فريق الخبراء على تقديم التصاميم حجر هاشمى هيصم المختلفة الخاصة بالمطابخ أو الحمامات شركة تنظيف بدبي و يمكنك الاختيار فيما بينها و هذا من خلال حجر مايكا تسليك مجاري بالكويت الذي يعمل على توفير الدعم و القوة على الغرف الموجودة في المنزل و تتعامل الشركة رقم صباغ رخيص بالكويت معكم بأقل الاسعار و التكاليف التي فني كهرباء منازل بالكويت لا مثيل لها في أي مكان آخر

  13. Deep in the dark I don't need the light
    There's a ghost inside me
    It all belongs to the other side
    We live, we love, we lie

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