Things are going really well for me overall. I am significantly healthier, more confident, and stronger, and I have a direction that I have chosen to go in.
But there are still issues that pull me down from time to time.
I was in a relationship that had problems for years. Why didn't I recognize them? Why didn't I recognize that the problems were so destructive?
We communicated. We talked. We knew there were issues.
I didn't know that those issues were so bad that they would spell the end of the relationship in such a spectacular fashion.
This is the reason that I am taking time off of relationships.
Everyone has issues. Any time that you get two or more people together in a more than social setting, you are going to have some issues. How do you know when those issues are insurmountable? How do you know whether the person that you are interested in (and is hopefully interested in you)is the right one? How do you recognize when problems may be bad enough to be relationship enders?
I thought I knew the answers. I didn't. Now I don't know how I could handle a relationship. Honestly, I don't know how I could even handle dating.
So for right now, I don't.
But when will I be ready?