I have a friend who is dating a guy that she has no intentions of staying with for the long haul, but she is choosing to stick with him until “something better comes along.” When I heard her make that statement, I asked her (out loud) “How are we still friends?” and chuckled.
Though I love her dearly, I have a hard time with her mindset for a few reasons:
- I don’t feel that it’s right to lead someone on when you know that you really don’t want to be with him or her.
- I believe in taking a break in between relationships to get yourself together and learn the lessons from the last relationship.
- You could potentially be blocking the right situation by hanging on to the wrong situation.
- Life is much too precious to waste valuable time in a dead-end romance.
Between my 49th and 50th birthdays, I am embarking on a journey of gratefulness as there is always something, great or small, to express gratitude for. I have dubbed this journey The Grateful 49 Project, as I will endeavor to share my thoughts in approximately 49 words or less (on most days).