I once dated two notorious assholes,
and I wouldn’t say that if it weren’t
actually true, but I didn’t recognize
this at the time, or maybe I did, but
I was chasing love, I needed something
to validate my existence.
For simplicity’s sake, we will call them
ex-boyfriend one and
Ex-boyfriend two told me that he
hated me for dating ex-boyfriend one,
because he was an asshole,
nobody liked him. I laugh
at this irony. One time, ex-boyfriend one
asked me why ex-boyfriend two
broke up with me. I said it was
because I didn’t trust him. Ex-boyfriend one
said he was sorry that he shaped me
into the girl I am today.
i am too.
They say for every relationship
that ends, you need the amount
of time equal to the length
of the relationship to heal.
Why is it that I haven’t