We've all been in serious relationships at one point or another. And we've all been with somebody that we thought we were going to spend the rest of our lives with. Some of us made that thought a reality, and some of us did not get that far. Of course I'm speaking of mature relationships and not the puppy love of early years.
Why do people grow apart? What makes two people that seem perfect for each other wake up one morning and realize that they no longer have anything to offer one another?
I recently went through a major break up with a woman that I had been dating for years. We shared every emotion humanly possible with each other. I even thought that we were going to get married and have the house with the dog and white pickett fence. Even with all that we went through together over the years, we fell victim to growing apart.
Even now I still feel that she is the perfect woman in many respects and has most qualities that I will look for in a wife. But even still, I know that our break was for the best. The irony in that is both scary and intriguing to me. Will I look back on this in the future and regret it? Do I have commitment issues that will carry over into another relationship? Will I end up pursuing a woman that is NOT good for me like so many people are prone to do?
I must admit that it's weird to know that somebody that I spent years with may one day be a stranger to me. In any event, I've learned a lot about myself through her as we all do in relationships--and I hope that she can say the same.
Life is funny, sad, and beautiful all at once...