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Sweet Relief? Week One With No Contact

It’s been a week. Did Tabitha break and contact her ex?

It’s been an entire week with absolutely no contact from either side. This is the first time he hasn’t text me. I am guilty of creeping his Facebook profile one time this week. I found pictures of him having a good time with good-old country boys. Definitely not my crowd.

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He enjoyed going to bars, strip clubs and bowling alleys. That’s not my idea of a good time, and clearly I was never invited. I’m a girl that enjoys going to concerts, hiking and experiencing new adventures. I would have loved for him to come with me to a show.

His friends are middle-aged men who like bowling, cars and firehouse bars. My best friend is a blue-haired tattoo artist. The others are much the same, very much into the alternative/punk scene. Even so, they would have welcomed this “nice guy.”

It’s apparent that we had little in common. Yet for so long I felt fortunate that he had settled for me. It turns out I was just settling. I spend my entire summer in a situationship that was set up to fail. In the words of the great Maya Angelou:

“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”

I should have kicked his ass to the curb, especially when he started treating me like an Elf on the Shelf doll. I opened up my heart and told him things that I don’t share with many people. I cared about him. And it’s rare when a man keeps my attention for long.

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Unfortunately, I will have to see him in less than 10 days. We are going to the same networking event and I can’t avoid it. I don’t even plan to acknowledge his presence. I feel so much bitterness toward him. Until I can let that go, I don’t even want to look at him.

Tabitha Bauman

Living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Tabitha is a self-proclaimed free spirit who travels extensively throughout the USA. She has a bold writing style and offers her insight on love, dating and relationships on LoveSujeiry.com and TheDatingMix.com. She writers from her own experience as an independent woman exposed to the world of modern-day dating. Her goal is to enable women to value themselves above all else and find happiness in this great big world.

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