Friday, September 30, 2011
forever is a long time....
especially when you are thinking in terms of spending the rest of your life with someone.
over the past few weeks i have talked with several friends who got married pretty early. Most of these couples were what i like to call the "Unicorn couples"...you know..the kind of couples you only see in movies. When you see them walk by you can just see the love they have for each other beaming from their souls. This couple compliments each other very well...and every gal who is having trouble keeping a man always thinks "i hope i have a relationship like that someday" every time you see this couple. Well i guess everything that glitters is not gold...because those relationships i use to envy have now fallen apart. They have either filed or just settled for a divorce. Luckily none but one had any children (which could be a reason why they split) but from what i can gather the divorce was pretty peaceful and fairly quick.
When i sit and think about these kind of things that happen it scares the tar out of me!
Here i am, searching to find one guy to have to call mine, and people who i thought had solid relationships are breaking up around me.
Coming from a family full of divorces, the word forever to me is somewhat tainted. Yes, one day i do hope to get married, have the white picket fence with the dog (still not sure about the 2.5 children part yet)...but along with that dream comes indefinite love and understanding. When i finally say "I do" i will also say "I don't" to divorce. I want to find a man that i can be comfortable and happy with. I want to find someone who does not mind the word "forever" as long as i am involved in that picture. But today is that easier said than done?
Now i am not completely hopeless when it comes to me finding Mr. Right ( and just Mr. Right now....b/c sadly i have had many different Mr. Right Now's) i guess i will just be very picky and very cautious when it comes to thinking in terms of forever. Don't get me wrong...Mr. Adventure is still in the picture. We are still learning about each other and still having fun. But it is def too early to consider "forever" with him.
With men i have always been on the fence and i have always had this huge wall up. The men in my life that have been the closest to me have not always been there for me. The word "I love you" was tainted with actions that did not show love...and those actions included lying, cheating, stealing, and anything else that you can think of that would make you want to push men away forever. So i guess my biggest obstacle is actually trying to find what i feel is true love. because right now...i feel like it does not exist.
forever is a long time...and at least i love myself enough right now to be happy with the idea of spending forever with just me (but i will be honest and say that i hope i don't have too!! LoL)