Check on Your Strong Friends

Just because she can light up a crowded room, doesn’t mean she’s not broken.  Just because she wears a smile on her face doesn’t mean she’s not damaged. Just because she grinds and works hard to be labeled INDEPENDENT doesn’t mean that she’s not weak.  Life has a crazy way of putting us in situations that we sometimes do not want nor are ready for but we go along on the journey. We live, we laugh, and at the end of the day we say, “I did that!”

I walk around with a “S” on my chest.  My friends praise and applaud me but at the end of the day I lay in my bed alone at night.  Why is that? Is it because I haven’t found Mr. Right? Well I’ve met Mr. Player, Mr. Stupid, Mr. Idiot, Mr. Psycho, Mr. Cheap, Mr. Lazy, Mr. User, Mr. Know It All, Mr. Control Freak, Mr. Nasty in the Sheets, Mr. Stalker, Mr. I’m Not Ready To Settle Down and I’m still just as lonely and alone now as I was before them.  

My friends say that my wedding it’s going to be LIT! I smile and agree but when I’m alone the only thing that I can say to myself is, “What wedding?”  No one wants me! Hell, I have to meet him, date him, have him fall in love with me, have him propose, and be engaged before a wedding is even a thought.    

It’s like you’re damned if you’re passive and you’re damned if you’re aggressive.  You’re damned if you’re selling your vagina (not me) and you’re damned if you’re giving it away for free (still not me).

At the end of each failed situationship, because they can never seem to commit, I think about what I could of done better or different.  How could I have made him love me more? What’s wrong with me? What did I do to deserve this? Why didn’t I do more to keep or make him want to commit?  Why can’t the sex be whack, because that is definitely a deal breaker?

Each situationship after the next, I tell him I don’t want a relationship because I’m guarded and scared.  Because I don’t want to be rejected again, hurt again, and all those other feelings.. He pleads the same case.  Then knowing the rules, I fall in love. Only to hope that my love is so overwhelming and powerful that he has a change of heart and sweeps my off my feet.  Needless to say, that never happens and I’m left feeling jaded and waiting for some sort of miracle. Why can’t I ever stop the situations before they get carried away?  

Am I supposed to live by the 90 day rule?  Give him 90 days to prove he’s serious? Then hightail it out of there when you know it’s not going the way you want it to go?  What are the signs? Is there a special coin you’re supposed to flip to know if it’ll work? Why do I continue to lose in a game that I don’t even want to play?

I can’t deal with the insecurities. Why am I not great enough? Why does he not want me? The ‘what is he doing when he’s not with me.’  When I have his time it the greatest place to be but it’s a temporary feeling because he’s not mine. These aren’t my natural thoughts but they takeover my mind because he’s still one of those men I stated above.  Still looking because “there’s better out there!”

The way that my heart is setup, I’m sure that this life wasn’t meant for me.  I wasn’t ‘supposed to, I am NOT suppose to be single. I have so much love to give to the man of my dreams, it’s crazy.  You know how you get around your married friends and they share some of those marital frustrations and you think “those are problems that I wish I had,” well some of them!

Check on your strong friends.  The strong ones are hurting more than the friends that are always using that shoulder to cry on.  

This post isn’t meant to seek attention or as a cry for help.  It’s simply my testimony that I’m weak too. I know that my story is still being written and when I give my testimony it’ll be one for the books but how thick does the book have to be? Sheesh!

I’ve been writing my blog for a few years now and it previously focused on fashion but I’m ready for more.  I’m not sure where I want my blog to go from here but I know evolution is a necessary part of life. If you are not evolving then you are just existing and the monotony, that is now life, becomes more of a chore and not a passion. I don’t know what else I have to say or when I’ll want to say it but there’s still a little left in my story to tell. So stay tuned.

4 thoughts on “Check on Your Strong Friends

  1. To My Oldest Daughter You Are Beautiful Woman, That I Created, You Are One Of A Kind Young Lady, That Never Complain & Always Have A Beautiful Smile Every Day , You Go To Work Sick 🤒 And Even Raiseing A Child By Yourself You Will Make It To The Top Of The World, Stay Strong And Change Is Going To Come Your Way, ❤️ You To The 🌙 And Back ‘ Mom ‘

  2. Love this sis!
    So many black women face this struggle and ask themselves the same questions that run through your mind. The often unproductive attempts to balance being strong & independent with feminine & vulnerable create such a frustrating battle leading to anxiety and distrust when someone kind and worthy of our time actually comes along.
    I too was the woman who seemed to be living it up, but cried myself to sleep at night from being alone, so reading this was all too familiar.
    Thanks for sharing! Peace and love to you!

  3. Hey Family , we as women have to be committed to God first beforehand trying to build a relationship. Take your time ! I absolutely miss my own space when it just consisted of just us (mommy & daughter) .Don’t rush it. I always admire my Aunt N🦹🏾‍♀️ . 🦹🏾‍♀️ enjoying life , still without no committed partnership. Date , dating is very healthy it helps us to spot out the characteristics in FBoy , before wasting our time. A lot times we be quickly to shoot a guy down by what their attire looking like, he’s choice of employment, car he drives, between jobs & cars and the whole time that could be our Boaz. When you start dating keep it private for six months , no friends , no family. Keep your friends out of your dating life preliminary people always like to have opinions or suggestions instead of minding their own business. Trusr God will send you , your lifetime partner. He just still building you for the most perfect imperfect guy for you. Enjoy the single time 5.03 am GN sleepy 💤 I Happy 🐣 Easter . Excuse the typos half sleep

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