One of my closest friends just gave me some good news yesterday, He has a girlfriend.
After the apocalyptic end of his last long standing relationship, I’m happy he met someone to call his girlfriend. Happy to know that he’s at least open to the option of doing it again …… (a serious relationship that is). So many people don’t have the option of starting over at least in their minds anyway. After heartbreak it’s a make it or bust kind of situation. Even if you’re a positive person most time finding someone who has the like mind to create a healthy environment for love to flourish is nearly impossible. It’s been long enough and he’s a good guy, plus I’m tired of being the only married one.
There was a tinge of hesitation when he told me, kind of like when you finally tell your mom about your girlfriend for the first time. Maybe it’s just me because it’s been a minute since his last one and he’s been on the single male none sense for a while now. So it’s not gonna hit me till I finally meet her but the fact he told me…… the way he told me….she sounds like a keeper. Now I’ve been wrong about this he/she sounds like a keeper thing before.
The last time I thought that and said it out loud….IT DIDN”T GO TOO WELL…..and that’s an understatement. Maybe that’s where me hearing hesitation in his voice comes from. My own insecurities about my friends being hurt because they were in an unhealthy relationship. Having a good thing make you want the same thing for everyone around you. So him making that step has me in an extra good mood. It also has me asking myself the question….. When is the right time to get boo’d up.
How do you know for sure it’s time to let someone into your life or does it just happen?
For me it was instant, I mean I just know for the get go. Now don’t ask me how I knew, I just knew….I just felt it. To this day I can’t explain it but it’s there and I can’t shake it off nor do I want to. That’s just me though, how about everybody else?
A relationship is a big deal, one minute you’re single carefree and the next you become somebody’s emergency contact.
Some people don’t look at things in that manner because their emotions are ragging and everything he/she does is so amazing and uplifting it becomes hypnotizing. Then life happens…the honeymoon period ends and your eyes open up. Now what are we going to do, their little idiosyncrasies become boulders in the hallway type of situations. Your mother or your Pops don’t like me type of situation, or my personal favorite, you squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube the wrong way type of situation. Things can get a little petty but I believe in as much as a relationship is about compromise, certain things should be a must have before you allow someone to occupy that real estate called your heart.
Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. You deserve to be happy, you deserve to be respected and treated as an equal. Don’t give to get nothing in return, maintaining a relationship is hard work so don’t jump into one without bring all the tools needed nor do you entertain someone , that to you doesn’t have the right tools…( no pun intended).
Just the thoughts that have been going through my mind since he told me he has a girlfriend……a girlfriend? Never thought I would hear that from him. But there are those rare situations where everything goes as well as it should.
Hopefully this is one of those times.