Be careful what you wish for, ‘cos you just might get it. And when you do, it may not be all you cracked it up to be.
So you get to that point in your life when you feel you’ve fooled around long enough, and it’s best for your health to try to have an actual relationship. OK. Enter possible partners. Watch yourself fixate on the absolutely intolerable habits of each new person who comes your way.
- This one smokes, and doesn’t look like someone who appreciates drastic lifestyle changes.
- That one is of a different religious inclination and you simply cannot put up with such a wide gap in belief systems.
- Bobo e has an eye that positively glints when anything female passes within a 50 mile radius.
- This sisi will run you into an early financial grave if given half the chance.
An alternate title for this post would be: The Big “But”.
You find someone who seems relatively normal, who is of the same religious inclination, who you are certain you could introduce to your family at some point down the line without being laughed out of the house, someone who meets at least some of your physical specs, a creature with tangible goals and visible struggles to attain said goals, but …
But he doesn’t make you laugh, or she doesn’t turn you on (this is me making a joke; this is near impossible for a healthy man), or he’s unforgivably short, or she has a cruel H-factor accent…
Another title for this post could be “Self-Sabotage”.
What is the problem, really? Is your little “reason” enough to let go of a rather “okay” person? Or is it something else? Maybe a little more baggage than most? Maybe just a fear of the unknown? An unwillingness to try out something… someONE new?
This weird post is really just me trying to figure out some things. And also find out if anyone out there goes through such complications in the Man-Woman things of life.
God grant us all the patience to sift through possibilities, the tolerance to endure the compromisable, the strength to walk away from the destructive, and the wisdom to tell the difference.