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by C.V. Harris (writer), U.S.A., December 26, 2007

Writer's opinion about people not being realistic to themselves.

I want to be in love. Period.

I want a man to love me deeply, intensely. I want this man to be as much in love with me as I am with him. Hell, who'm I kidding? I want him to be more in love with me than I am with him. Is that lopsided and so wrong? I know that sounds cliché being a woman and all, but today? Right now? Having that special person in love with me? Is where I wanna be. I mean really in love with me. Being in love with me to the point of my guy not even wanting to make love to another woman, only wanting to share himself with ............solely me. I want to have that great relationship before I die. Just one GREAT one…..just one'll do.

Most people will tell you that if you find a love like that, it only exists having met your mate right outta high school or if the two of you grew up together, otherwise, it just ain't happening. Is it safe to assume if I meet a man, say today or tomorrow, the prospect of him loving the carbon monoxide outta me is a mere pipe dream? An improbable desire? Pfft! How jacked up is that reality??

As I think retrospectively, I don't think I've experienced that type of love in a long, long, long time. And I'm starting to wonder......does it still exist? Has society and human values changed so much that the quest for finding a "meaningful" love coupled with an over abundance of fidelity hyped? Puffed-up? Fictional? Or imaginary even? If so, what in the world? Who knew? Surely not me.

Dating is a new thingy to me. I’m living on my own for the first time in my entire life! And it's a real big deal to me for sure. Whenever I give mental back story to my coupling experiences throughout the years, I've learned a few things about myself. One thing in particular is .........."I don't really know how to date".

Having not the need to do this "dating" thing in the past leaves me clueless more times than I'd like to admit. Whenever I meet someone and the attraction being mutual, we usually wound up being exclusive hence, a relationship began. But I fall short every now and again trying to learn the ropes of this dating commotion and get frustrated. Dating? Heavens to Mergatroy I hate D-A-T-I-N-G!!!! HATE IT!!!!!

Ahem!! Where was I? Oh....nonetheless, with the help of friends and a few family members I'm beginning to get the hang of it. (It's a rat-race out there---yikes!!) I must admit, sometimes I'm not the brightest light on the tree! Sue me.

I used to tell those who asked me how could I just date one person at a time? My response was I dated as though I was married to my suitor, that's the only way I knew how to interface with a man that I was attracted to. Once we were together for a couple of months, I soon begun treating this individual as though he were my husband. I started cooking for him and a host of other committed rituals most married and/or committed women perform for that special man in their lives. Totally, forgetting that I was supposed to date various men in the beginning until I found one special person that I'd be willing to date exclusively.

I'm told you're supposed to spread your wonderful self thin and date a few guys at once. (Now, I had a problem with the "dating-more-than-one" aspect of this dating crap), and quite frankly, I still have a problem with it!
I've always been faithful whenever I was in a committed relationship, although most men that I meet have a hard time believing that. (Funny how our past experiences negatively affect our future responses to new scenarios, isn't it?).

Sure it's so easy to cheat, but since I live my life challenging myself, and knowing even though my Mr. won't know if I did cheat, the fact that I have to live and sleep with myself, knowing what I did would drive me insane! I'm hopeful I'll meet a man who will appreciate this invaluable quality within me. For now, I'll stick to taking the easy way out by simply ....not cheating at all! I sure sleep a lot better, trust!!

Why is it that people are so guarded lately and afraid to believe in their relationship totally? S'up with that noise?? How can one even expect to have a great relationship if you remain afraid to relinquish your barriers and take a risk of emotional dependence upon the one you claim to love? What ever happened to "No pain, no gain?" How bout "To get something you must give up something?" Here's my all time favorite, "Anything worthwhile does not come easy".

Usually, when I'm involved, I give so much of myself that when all is said and done, I'm wiped! Ultimately realizing afterward that there's little to nothing left ……of me....for me.

Was I trying to prove that I was worthy of being loved? After a while when I see my efforts aren't being reciprocated, (and it takes me a loooning while to get to this point because I usually hang in there for a real true-grit minute, giving my other the benefit of the doubt), then I move on. And I mean I really move on, as in my former guy might believe me to be dead because he hears not one peep from me, EVER.

While in my dating liaison, I focus assiduously on trying to be the best companion that I can be. Going to therapy or whatever it takes to make it work ………better. I hang in there so long ensuring there's no need for me to ifa, woulda, coulda, shoulda where most issues are concerned when and if I decide I've had enough and decide to step-off, or when both of us decide to call it quits, I'm good with my decision to move on.

As of late, I've begin to ask myself, "Am I unfaithful? To myself? Shouldn't I be loyal to me? Doesn't my opinion of myself count? Shouldn't I muster the courage to "step off" and walk away early on in a relationship when my needs are unmet instead of hanging on hoping things'll get better or waiting for some sorta change in him? A change in me? Or our situation? People do this all the time. Especially women! Humph! Ladies ya better act like ya know!! Now close ya mouth gurls 'cause I'm on point with this one. For real, for go on close it on up.

Peep this: If a man comes home and finds Bertha in bed with Ernest you can bet your last dollar she'll be HIS-TORY…and as immediate as can be. Take a lot of women (I didn't say all women, I said A LOT of women), on the other hand. What do you think their reaction's gonna be if they come home and find Floyd wrestling the sheets with Big Butt Bertha? First and foremost, their gonna boo-hoo, then try to explain away what they've seen and lastly they're more than likely gonna remain in the situation hoping he'll be remorseful and never do it again. In essence, these woman are hoping he'll change.

Humpf, I want my guy to change because he feels it's the best for him and for us. I want him to want to change. Otherwise, it's a wrap for us! Look: All problems are transitional. Most are here today, and resolved or figured out by tomorrow. Hence, we must try (try being the operative word), ladies not to loose ourselves in loving......him.

I don’t know 'bout you, but for me? Being unfaithful? Will never be the move for me. It just won't be.....It just won't. It's easier for me to move on than it is for me to cheat. I might come across to some as though I will cheat who knows? But when all is said and done, I just can't! It just doesn't feel right to me. Believe it or not, I actually respect that quality about myself.

I've always said my life was a continual learning process. I grow, change and experience a rebirth every chance I get. If you're one of those people who are unfaithful to yourself dontcha think it's time you get ya due? Try treating yourself the way you treat that man or woman that you care so deeply about. Don’t hang on hoping for better when the worse is what greets in the morning and tucks you in at night.

Understand this now: Some people will never change. The sooner we learn we can only change ourselves, the easier our lives will be, the easier our relationships will be. It's a fact that changing ourselves is one of the most difficult tasks anyone will ever endeavor.

Somewhere I read. "To thine own self be true." If you beg to differ then maybe you should "check" yourself because if you are not loyal to yourself, then you're nothing less than a wooden nickel, an imitation of life, counterfeit or just a plain ol' fake!

Go 'head check yo'self. Pfft. I'll wait…………

About the Writer

C.V. Harris is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By C.V. Harris on December 27, 2007 at 09:56 am
Questions: Why are you not a believer in "true love?"....Why do you believe it is nonexistent? ? ? I'm eager to hear your thoughts on same..and equally as thankful for your thought provoking opinion...thank you!!
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By Lady D on December 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm
If I love myself enough, loving you won't be so rough....(Biff Rose) Good article
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