Monday, March 16, 2009

The No-Relationship Zone

Six months... a year... I don't know. Can I do it? Of course. Do I want to? At this moment - most definitely. But I can see myself regretting this plan down the road. I can see myself being tempted to high-tail it back into serial dating.

It's strange, I think, that I find myself repetitively in these semi-long-term quasi-relationships. I date one person for a series of months and poof. Gone for one reason or another (now, I realize 'gone for one reason or another' also indicates me breaking things off for stupid reasons). I know. That's what dating is all about. I fully admit that I may be in a severe state of confusion. So sometime down the road, I may look back on this and admit I was crazy. Whatever. It is what it is. This pattern is making me feel like that's all I should expect. But truly, there's much more to a really solid, beautiful relationship.

So, as far as RelationshipSteph goes... count me out.

3 comments:

Miss Ash said...

Yesterday, I heard the most perfect quote for a response to this post!

"Allow me to catch my breath before you try to take it away [again]"

There's never really a stupid reason to quit seeing someone.

Susanne said...

I am adamantly against the phrase, "it is what it is" It is what you make it baby!! Make it the right choice. Be happy!

eLiZaBeTh said...

Dude, I am all about taking a break from serial dating. I was S-I-N-G-L-E for 2 years before I met Josh. But you know what the key was (at least for me) was to be truly happy being single. And I really was. I enjoyed being a mom and not having to be with someone. It is really the only time of your life that you can take good care of yourself & do things and push yourself, so you go girl! Do it and enjoy it! oh, and watch the guys that you have that are your friends...they usually think that you feel the same way that they do...and it is not "just friends"...just a painful lesson(s) that I thought that I would share:)