Am I demiromantic, or just afraid of love? This is a fair question that I spend several therapy sessions mulling over. It's true that I have a lot of trauma surrounding love and relationships. Those traumas come both from watching my mother's abusive marriage in childhood, and from my own toxic relationships in my teen … Continue reading Dating As a Demiromantic part 6: Am I Afraid of Love?
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Dating as a Demiromantic
I recently discovered that I am a demiromantic. This was a mind blowing discovery, as I didn't know there was a word for the way I experience attraction. After my last break-up I found that I was having a difficult time feeling romantic attraction towards people. Everything would be fine on paper, but I just … Continue reading Dating as a Demiromantic
Missing Love: single people problems
I love my single life- let me be clear about that. I love my big, beautiful apartment that stays clean because I am only cleaning up after me and my cat. I love that my weekly groceries will only be eaten by me, so I never have to worry about someone else eating my last … Continue reading Missing Love: single people problems
*I've posted this before, but this is really important so I'm posting it again. The first 3 rules are about safety, the last is just about manners* Writing Challenge: August 27, 2018 Prompt: what are your most important rules when you go out on dates? My 4 Dating Rules: For the first 3 dates, be … Continue reading Dating Rules
I Cried Tonight
I cried tonight The first time since we broke us The first tears since the last time That we failed to break the curse that keeps us apart. I cried tonight. The first time since I gave up. The first ache since I allowed numbness To replace sharp despair over how close we … Continue reading I Cried Tonight
Writing Challenge: June 28, 2018 Prompt: Write a short story that begins with "It's beautiful, but..." “It’s beautiful but isn’t it a bit cliché?” I held the bouquet of roses half-heartedly to my nose. “I know, but this is what boyfriends are supposed to do right? Buy flowers and take you out to nice dinners … Continue reading Beautiful But…
Do I Miss You?
Writing Challenge: May 3, 2018 Prompt: What is something you miss? I don’t know if I miss you, or us, or how it was, but I do know I miss how it could have been. I miss the idea of us. I miss the dreams. I miss the fantasy. I miss believing that after … Continue reading Do I Miss You?
Writing Challenge: March 17, 2018 Prompt: Write 5 things you'd like to say to your ex *I changed this to things I'd like to say to my five ex's* J- Thank you for being my first love. We were young and stupid, and had no idea what we were doing, but thanks for being my … Continue reading Five Ex’s
Meant to Last
Writing Challenge: March 10, 2018 Prompt: write something inspired by the line: "this love was never meant to last. I know that now." They say your first love is sweetest. I don’t know about that, but I do know that your first love isn’t meant to last; at least mine wasn’t. Like so … Continue reading Meant to Last
5 Ways to Win My Heart
Writing Challenge: February 14, 2018 Prompt: List 5 ways to win your heart 1- Make me smile: I’m often a stressed out, depressed, anxious mess. Having someone who can help me calm down and smile is essential to my life. 2- Give me space: I am an ambivert. I will love you, and love … Continue reading 5 Ways to Win My Heart