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Ashton Byers February 19, As I was always taught that having kids equals marriage. I grew up in a nuclear family. My parents will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this March. I ed the military at 19 years old. While stationed in California, I got married and had my first child at the age of Little did I know, the life we were building would He will never marry me be history. He reluctantly called me into the living room to ask why she said that. I went about it all wrong but sometimes life happens in unconventional ways.
How could he? If he did, he sure had a strange way of showing it. That night, I indulged myself in an entire bottle of pink bubbly wine, a side of Sour Patch Kids and an attitude to match. I was tired of holding it in, I needed to speak my truth. Our relationship was unstable and the only thing that added an ounce of stability was our daughter. I wanted us to be a family, to raise my kids in a nuclear household like He will never marry me one I grew up in, where I could count on him to be there for us.
It was at that moment that I realized the relationship with myself was more important than falling, being or staying in love. You see, relationships end and marriages fail. It was in that moment of arguing with him about having nothing in common other than that I realized he was right and this was a blessing in disguise. The important thing is to always remember your worth because at the end of the day, you are all you have.
What I realized from being in this relationship is that it made me tired. I was tired of feeling unappreciated and like I owed them. Coming to this realization, I had a mini breakdown in class knowing what I had to do. I had to break up with the illusion in my head of us being a nuclear family.
I was so caught up in loving him that I forgot to love myself enough to know I deserved better. I now realize the only person who should really give a damn about me is me. This, my friends, is what being 29 has taught me. He benefited from your emotional labor, child care, and so much more all for free; unfortunately, with men especially, this is just something they do so that they can benefit from a relationship without having to seriously commit. Growing into the knowledge of your own worth and valuing it is honestly worth celebrating, a lot of people go their entire lives without realizing this.
I had been holding on to this relationship for about a year and a half after a major major fall out. For the sake of everything I held on for dear life. Anyway, he has stated in past times, not just once and not just drunk, that he will buy me a ring, marry me, and that we will spend the rest of our lives together. This weekend I am putting an end to the roller coaster and am moving out. But at the end of the day I refuse to continue in a dead and dead end relationship for the rest of time. There are feelings of guilt towards the children, pain of loss and grief eventhough the relationship has been dead for a long timeand perhaps a little bit of fear that this is the end of the road for a potential long term relationship leading to marriage.
It will suck financially. But yet, I refuse to stay for staying sake. Ever since George Floyd was killed by now-convicted police officer Derek Chauvin, the conversation about police interactions with Black people has been prevalent in the U. Sacramento State students voiced their concerns regarding police brutality and how the media coverage affects their mental health. RSS Feed. Submit Search. Close Menu. Jump to Comments. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter.
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