I Have Been in Many Toxic Relationships
I have been in many toxic relationships. You know what I mean right? Those relationships where the age old saying “can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em” comes into play? Well, I have had my fair share of those charmers. Maybe it’s a female thing, “friend-zoning” the good guy and dating the ‘bad boy’? Or it was all I knew at a stage. Probably the latter.
I made a conscious decision to stay single for a year after an incredibly destructive relationship of mine broke down (understatement of the century.) I ended up staying single for about 6 months. BUT something changed a long the way that led me to a functional relationship. FUNCTIONAL! That word is completely new for me… and I like it. Instead of looking for a partner in all the wrong places… like clubs, bars and weddings (yes, weddings), I opened my eyes subconsciously to a man who listened to me, gave me advice and a man who actually wanted to have a decent (and intelligent) conversation with me!
And I met this man in the most modern of places…
The traditional ways of finding love are truly over. Why must we put ourselves in a position where we are vulnerable to heartache and disappointment (and face to face disappointment I may add). In the modern age of technology it is easier to connect to people than it ever was. Dating sites and social media forums have opened up a fantastic world for those looking for love. I didn’t find the love of my life in a bar or through a friend… I met the love of my life randomly… and online. Who would have thought?