Ok, I’m going to take this time to take a break from my life story for a minute to talk about something that has been bothering me for a while. I know when some of my friends read this they may have a different outlook on this than I do. I’ve been my share of relationships. Some good, some bad. But regardless of my relationships they turn out the same. Now before I get started let’s go back awhile…
Now, obviously I’ve been dating for quite some time now. So I have dated all types of women, whether they were black, white, Hispanic, Italian or whatever. they are all different. Some women in the beginning treated me good, until the “bad boy” came along. Of course, when I was younger relationships were new to me and I thought I knew what I wanted. I wanted a “pretty” girl, someone that would make other guys say, “I want her”. A trophy girl you might want to say. I thought that it would make me cool, or boost my “man status”. So that’s what I went for. In my high school days, I really didn’t have a lot of girls who took an interest in me. I was a skinny kid with a athletic build who ran track, and played football, and basketball for sports. Did I mention I had a “afro” hairstyle that switched to a mini “jerry curl” as I went through out high school. So yeah we’ll just say that I wasn’t the most popular looking kid in high school plus I’m black. That also made it harder for me to date girls in my high school.
It wasn’t until my junior year and my senior year in high school that I had my first date. In my senior year that guess what happened?….That’s right I was dating the girl that everybody wanted to date, and she was mine. That of course, was high school. Needless to say, that relationship ended when I graduated, and I went into the military. But even then she cheated on me with one of my friends. He was the friend that stayed in trouble in high school and as a matter of fact, he dropped out of school in his junior year. Again, a “bad boy”, and every woman wants a “bad boy”. When I found out about that little mishap I asked her, “WHY DON’T YOU WANT ME?”……
Now let’s fast forward to young adulthood. My time spent in the military and the dating scene there. First, I was dating this girl that I met in a youth group that I joined when I was toward the end of my senior year. I found out that she was pregnant my third year in the military. So I thought that I was doing the right thing by marrying her. After we got married I wanted her to come out with me to my duty station so that obviously, her and my child would be with me. But for some reason she wanted to stay out there because she wanted to be with her best friend. HHMMMM did you say?…..trust me I said the same thing. She only came out there to visit me and then she left again. When I was shipped overseas and I returned is when I found out that she cheated in me with some guy who drove a red Toyota rice burner. So when I confronted her about it, she told me that was teaching her how to drive….”Really, that’s the best you can come with?”. Then, she stated that “He does that for a living”. Thank god I had a friend who knew who he was because my friend was a military police and the guy that was teaching her to drive, was kicked out the army for fighting and stealing in the army exchange store. “I confronted her about this and she said that he can make her life more interesting for her and that he can offer her more than I. “So is this WHY YOU DON’T WANT ME”?
OK, now at this point after thinking that I was never going to be happy or find somebody that wants me for me, I decided to not give a fuck. I didn’t care if I was hurting their feelings, I didn’t care if they cared about me or not. I did use some of them, whether it was for money, the use of their care, or just for sex. I really didn’t care, I went out to get mine and that was that. I know I hurt a lot of girls with the way I acted, but at that time I was hurt. And not only that, I also continued to get hurt. And that really confused me because even though I didn’t really care about the relationships I was in at the time, some of the women I was with did. And that opened up my eyes to the fact that I was doing the wrong thing because even though that I got hurt in my relationships, they weren’t the ones that did this to me and I shouldn’t be treating them like this.
As I got older I thought it was only fair that I tried to contact some of the women that I dated and that I hurt, whether it be through social media or whatever way I could to apologize to them for my behavior. I did manage to get a hold of some of them and I pleaded my case and made my apologies. I try my best not to burn my bridges with people because you never know if you are going to run into them again. Which, is to say I have ran into some of them here and there and it wasn’t an awkward situation.
Everyone in life has had their share of bad relationships. In some cases, some people decide to give up on relationships, or they don’t care how they treat the next relationship. Throughout life and having their share of having bad relationships people form their own opinions on either men as a whole or women as a whole. Some women have been hurt by so many guys that they don’t believe there are good guys out there. and same for the men, myself being one of them. I probably hurt some of those women, and for that I think even now when I continue to try and better myself as a person maybe this is my karma. I was in a relationship for 4 years and the women I was dating cheated on me with some guy that worked in the same theatre as her. And I asked myself why didn’t she want me? I have dated women who were materialistic and all they cared about was how much money I had, what I was driving or what I could buy them. I’ve dated women who tried to control me by not letting me have any female friends, or not letting me be the person that I am. I am not perfect in any way shape or form, but I do know how to treat a women, and I know that I am a good man.
My past relationships I’ve dated this women who I have like since I seen her. We worked together for three years, and the only reason why we didn’t date sooner was because at that time I was dating someone or she was dating someone. Then when we did finally starting dating each other it was a rocky relationship. I put myself out there for her and I gave her my heart which she broke over and over again. First, she left me for this scumbag of a man who all he did was snort drugs, molest older patients that he took care of and stole from them. So I asked her not to leave me, because she never told me that she was going back to this guy, even when her friends told her she was making a mistake. So after I found out that she left me for him I pretty much was hurt and I asked her “WHY DON’T YOU WANT ME”?
Even though I gave up on that relationship, a friend of ours asked me to talk to her because she wanted me back. I was skeptical at first because I didn’t know what to expect. I liked that much still, I decided to take her back. She told me she loved me and that she was sorry for even leaving me and that she was an idiot for leaving me for him. Then things were going ok for the first month or two, then she said that she wanted to take a break. I didn’t really understand what that meant but….I let her go. The thing that hurt me the most was, that she left at the time we were going to celebrate our anniversary soon. We had tickets to go see Kevin Hart who happens to be my favorite comedian, and she took one of her friends. Again, I took her back. During this time after we got back together she was planning on going back to her baby daddy and I didn’t even know it. By her leaving me I questioned the matter if she really loved me or not. She was bothered by me asking her that, but she refused to understand the reason why I asked. So yes she left me again. Of course I asked her “WHY DON’T YOU WANT ME?”
At first, I said to myself that I was going to give up on relationships and just stay single. What is the point of being in a relationship when all that is going to happen is that I’m going to get hurt again. Until, I recently met this women named Sophie, she is the type of women that lets you know how it is. Of course I was skeptical, as was she. But I really enjoy spending time with her whenever I possibly can. When you meet someone like that, whenever you are with them time stands still, and in that very moment nothing else matters. You laugh at the stupid things, and you have more things in common than you think. You look forward to spending time with this person, they are on your mind all the time. Some people would say be careful because that means they are up to know good. But again, chances are that the same people that are telling you that are also alone. That’s when it’s up to you to decide whether you have a good feeling about that person or not. This time I think I’m going to take it slow. I don’t want to rush things and end back at square one. She is a wonderful person, and she has been through a difficult time in her life as of most people. I am glad that she has walked into my life cause now maybe, just maybe I won’t be alone the rest of my life. Maybe, just maybe she may want me……
With that being said, I think that if people would quit judging others based on their experience in relationships, you might be better off. You can’t help you fall in love with or who you are attracted to. Accept the person for they are, and not for what they have. Stop being judgmental against that person because some one tells to be. Stop thinking that people are out to hurt you. There is a saying that states….”if someone tries to tell you or show you who they are believe them.” Sooner or later that person will show you who they really are and then it’s up to you to decide if you want to accept it or not. And yes there are some people out there that just want to take advantage of people because they think it’s cool. But, like I said they will show you and then you can respond accordingly or take action how you see fit. Every one is not the same and there are some gentle souls out there depending on what you want. Give yourself the chance to fall in love again, to trust again, and to realize that there is somebody for everybody. It may take months, it may take years of trials and tribulations and you are going to get hurt and you will do the hurting….as long as it’s not intentional and you let the other person know that, it’ll be ok. But when you find that one person that makes you happy, trust me you will know and then, maybe then you won’t have to ask….WHY DON’T YOU WANT ME….