Dating for the sake of it

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The problem was that neither of them had a good excuse to break up with the other, but together they came to understand that having no glaring reason to define the relationship as bad did not mean that what they had was great.Prompted by the harrowing examples of their parents’ marriages, they decided that ending their relationship was for the best.While he was moving on and falling in love, I avoided dating other guys, because being with someone else meant I was putting the final nail in the coffin of the relationship. As women, we put a lot of pressure on each other to abide by the chicks before dicks rule at all times. There are times when it's perfectly acceptable to put your significant other before your girlfriends. There was a new guy on the horizon that I liked, but I didn't pursue things with him, because an ex suddenly came out of the woodwork. When you're happy and meeting new guys, exes will always resurface.I should have realized that the relationship ending was the final nail. And this is coming from a person who can't stand girls who go MIA the moment they're dating someone. And when they resurface, they'll pour their heart out and tell you everything you've wanted to hear.Now that I have about ten years perspective on my dating history, it's easier to look back and pinpoint all the major screw-ups on my part: things I said and didn't say, things I did and didn't do, times when I was too forgiving and times I wasn't forgiving enough. So, I've decided to pay my relationship mistakes forward by sharing them with you.

Their hopes and expectations were not the same, and they weren’t as appreciative to have each other as they had once been.

We don’t spend time developing a friendship, which ” And sure, it’ll last a while, but those feelings will always fade (in typically 3–6 months).

When those feelings fade, men and women will jump from relationship to relationship to get that next “emotional high,” never truly understanding what commitment and sacrifice really look like.

You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.

Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.

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