Bad boys. We can’t live with ’em or without ’em. Their appeal is universal. Their poison is addictive albeit hurtful.
I should know. I’ve had my share of bad boys. I’ve yearned for their bad behavior, smooth moves, and mind fucks. What can I say? I was a masochist. If you played hard to get, you were mine for the taking. If you were fickle, I wanted to divide and conquer like you were a foreign land to pillage. I was the conquistador and he (the bad boy of the moment) was America!!!
As much as we want to believe this, it won’t happen! You could be the best thing that ever happened to him, but only he can rid himself of his bad boy ways.
So we all believe we are “the one” that will turn him around. “I’m awesome!” “He won’t want to lose me!” “He’s never met a girl like me before!” “Did I mention I’m awesome?” Yes, you did. And so did the girl before you and the girl before her and probably the one before that. We all think we are that special girl that he will commit to. But you won’t be! See number 1.
So he did a great thing that one time. But one time shouldn’t be enough. A great man who is ready to commit treats you with love and respect often and consistently. Those glimpses of adoration and trust won’t create a solid, beautiful picture, no matter how much you convince yourself otherwise.
So, stop trying to conquer bad boys into submission. Let them be who they are and find a real man to pillage.
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