How does it feel that your supposed seriously committed boyfriend was cheating on you with me over the last two years until I discovered as much and broke it off with him immediately?
When you continue, long after the fact, to convince me that he loves you, flaunting headless body shots and posting mean girl memes to make your point, isn’t that queer?
He is no prize. I discarded him for good reason. Congratulations on your win.
I’d much rather be me than you, dear.
~ Just L (November 18, 2018)
Author’s Note: Drafts from my upcoming chapbook on narcissists and cheaters. Working title: “Love Bombed”
Confident women set healthy boundaries. They aren’t afraid to walk away when something isn’t working and the thought that they won’t be able to find better or that they will wind up alone doesn’t cross their mind. The can quickly see when a situation is damaging and will remove themselves immediately. Only insecure people put up with treatment that is unacceptable, in large part because they feel that that’s what they deserve on some level. When you learn to value yourself, you will weed out anyone who doesn’t truly value you.
They met on a beach
Not at home but not on vacation
Talked about life, relationships, and music
Found they had much in common
Nothing at stake they were vulnerable and open
Isn’t that the way it is in the beginning?
Over the months they made plans to reunite
And did on several occasions
Super Bowl, on holiday, birthday tattoo
Made a point to connect in every season
In between, plain texts gave way to kissing emojis
Interspersed with sweetie, babe, or hun
Each time they kissed goodbye
Just a little longer lingering
Acting as if it would never work
Their smiles betrayed their reasoning
~ Just L (November 17, 2018)
out your lover of two years was a liar and a cheater, and you break it off because of this, don’t be fooled, you were never friends.
And if he isn’t a liar and cheater, congratulations, MG, you succeeded in making me believe it is so. And so…
Don’t you feel fabulous?
~ Just L (November 14, 2018)
Author’s Note: I never had any secrets.
And you MG know absolutely nothing about integrity.
Your constant harassment of me and revolving posts about me prove my point.
Try taking your first meme to heart.
In 630 days
You never did lead me to your secret garden.
In so many ways
Love didn’t win.
~ Just L (November 10, 2018)
Who in their right mind wants to win a liar?
I’d rather have my pants on fire.
~ Just L (Goddess Wisdom, November 7, 2018)
For me, it will always be about love
Not the looking for
Or falling in
Nor the being in
Simply the being
Holding space for
Again and again.
~Just L (November 5, 2018)
Author’s Note: My love for you was the most truthful thing I ever felt. Wiser, gentler, more vulnerable. I approached each day and every situation anew. Certain we were brought together to be a force for love. And yet, love did not win. The distance between us is too great. I had to choose to leave you and love me.
Unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot. – John Green