Dating detox blog

If the other guys had been gateway drugs, this guy was the Rejection Drug version of uncut smack, and I was completely ready to give up life, career, money and anything else that I had to get this guy to stay in love with me.

The objects of my addiction took on many forms: the Misunderstood Artist, the Shy Musician, the Brooding Soccer Player, the Beatnik Fellow Band Geek.

I would fall madly for them, they would lose interest, and I would lie at home crying into my covers.

I thought because I removed someone from the table meant I was on the short road to moving on, boy was I wrong. He did not lead me on but only told me what I wanted to hear because he knew a small hope would get him what he wanted. I started this Dating Detox Challenge because I want to heal the right way. Don’t want to date not knowing what I truly need from a relationship.

He was removed from the table but not from my heart.

I dumped him and proceeded to date five more guys throughout college—all of whom cheated on me.

My dating life after graduation followed similar patterns.

I came into dating like a lot of young women with a challenged self-esteem from developing too early.

I spent a lot of time hiding from boys in junior high and high school. All of my friends tried to give me advice as they had their first kisses and groping sessions with boys they'd learned to attract.

When you hear the word "detox" all sorts of things come to mind: spas, juice fasts, colonics, rehab centers.

People enter detoxification programs to rid their bodies of toxins, lose a little weight, maybe look and feel better about the damage they've done to their bodies.

We spent the entire night talking and kissing on the stairs of the fraternity house.

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