I go back and forth on relationships. There are times when I’m not in one– which has been the majority of my life– that I long for someone to talk to, someone to cuddle with, and a consistent sex partner.
But when I’m in one…there are days I can’t stand one more minute of incessant questioning, obligatory pet names, and routine hand holding.
Relationships kill passion, or at least that’s been my experience. I think those stories of long-lasting lovers are urban myths more than anyone’s reality.
In my relationships, the man always ultimately loses himself. I end up making all the decisions, and I lose what spontaneity I need to feel challenged and surprised. I grow bored. He feels lost, and it ultimately leads to failure.
The top 5 reasons I hate relationships:
1.) ‘I love you’s become routine rather than any expression of feeling. They’re mere greetings of comings and goings.
2.) Both of you stop caring about your appearances. You become a rain forest of leg hair, and he goes days without bathing.
3.) Anything becomes a reason NOT to have sex. “It’s late.” “I’m too full.” “I’m just too tired.”
4.) You tell each other everything, and you start to tune one another out in your boredom of it all.
5.) Time alone is a rare and delightful gift. When you are always together, you become smothered.
I only have to look at this list to remind myself why I would rather microwave dinners than share my bed with his toenail clippings.