Putting it mildly, other people haven’t been supportive of this decision.
All of my friends are giving me grief for trying to start over.
The person who’d been there for all of my highs and lows. He was an integral part of my life and I didn’t want to let go of our friendship.
X willingly put up with my crazy, pretended to like my favorite shows, and constantly made my heart happy. It’s taken some time and a lot of thought but we’re trying to rebuild.
I’ve had time to weigh the pros and cons of my decision and I’m 99% sure that I’ve made the right choice.
Call it naivety or unwarranted optimism but I have faith in this new beginning. That’s not to say all the advice I’ve gotten is bad.
Basically, I became the cliche protagonist in every rom-com who’s on a journey of self-discovery.
At least I know there has to be a happily ever after around the corner.
If the relationship is salvageable, without having to sacrifice your wellbeing, then stay.
You can find them on sticky notes all over my room.
I’ve found new hobbies, reconnected with old friends, and remembered that my happiness should never be dependent on another person.
Find solutions while still taking care of yourself.
Whatever you decide, make sure it really is your decision. They’ll try to make you do what they assume is best.
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Things won’t be the same but they can still be good. Like I said, I understand where they’re coming from but I’ve also realized how quickly people try to make decisions for others that they wouldn’t make for themselves. Of course, the opinions of people who care about you are important.