I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I am convinced that I’m cursed with guys. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t send that chain message seven years ago or someone put a voodoo curse on me, but I’ve had horrible luck. Guys always stop talking to me right after I tell my best friends, and sometimes even my mom. Like great, now they all know you’re a piece of shit, so I can’t sleep with you ever again or I’ll be that girl. The hardest part of being ghosted is that you just want to know why.
The “almost relationship” refers to that point with someone when you’re not sure to tell people if you’re “sorta” dating someone or not. They are not yours, but you find yourself feeling like they are, yet they might not talk to you for a couple of days. It’s such an emotionally toxic state to be in. Because really you’re not sure it will ever be more, but you don’t want to have the awkward talk about “what you are” in the fear of ruining whatever it is going on.
Approaching 2017, I asked myself what is one thing that I would want to change. My answer is the way I’ve been treated by men. We live in an era when, even if we’ve found someone for the minute, we’re still looking for the next person to swipe right on. Being single has its perks, which I love, but deep down, I mainly push away from men and monogamy because when I don’t, I end up getting hurt. I have become the girl who, when I hang out with a guy, I act like I don’t care about anything.
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