No dating for one year
The local Goodwill store will have full shelves for a year courtesy of my many donations.(Thanks to my HOA, yard sales were strictly forbidden.) So, the next time you’re at Target and you see that knick-knack that you can’t live without, just remember that you may have to move it someday. The funny thing about moving away is that the very last week before the truck arrives your life is at its apex of stress and it’s that very time that everyone wants to spend with you – dinner, drinks, what have you.Chris and Caroline said “I do” on May 9 at Hibernia Baptist Church.Fittingly, the ceremony conveyed the importance of faith in their lives.“We really wanted to use the opportunity with everyone together to share our relationship and that Jesus is the most important,” Caroline said.
Over the following months, they played tennis, spent time with one another’s parents, and really connected.So by the time Cobra arrived to help me move just a few days before the truck arrived, I was a complete nut and I’m shocked he didn’t run away at that point.Instead, he was patient and supportive and thought it was funny when I was nuts. Being unable to make suitable decisions when it came to men, I decided to stop. If I can’t make a good choice in a romantic partner, I won’t make a choice at all. They all came spilling out: the high school boyfriend I bailed out of jail, the Texas punk rock vegetarian who had a girlfriend, the alcoholic I married and divorced, the cover band rocker I took to small claims court, the crier, the older man, the jack Mormon, the ski-bum heartbreaker with broken legs, the grass-is-always-greener architect, the overzealous writer who said I left him, “as empty as a cardboard box.” The final text I received from a man with whom I’d been romantically involved, when I asked if we could talk: “Fuck no.
It was the first time I felt oxytocin—that magical little brain chemical responsible for feelings of intimacy and bonding after sex—in all its glory and did not think I was in love. “I love oxytocin, but now I don’t have to think I’m falling in love every time! My decision to stop dating wasn’t rash, but it was necessary. “I worry that you’re shutting yourself off.” “But what if you meet someone?!