Monday, 7 December 2009

This Love Palaver Sef

So it's another Monday and while making my commute to work I was listening to songs on my Samsung Tocco. As I settled on my choice train seat my best heartbreak song came on; Think Twice by Celine Dion. Thinking of it now I don’t know which is my best between that song and that of Whitney Houston, Heartbreak Hotel. Having suffered two heartbreaks within the last two years those songs never fail to remind me of the pain I actually went through and the various things I did to cope with them. My dating life is rather chequered and full of drama and while I loved the highs in my early twenties, I think as I've grown older I've become less resilient.

I thought specifically about my heartbreak before the most recent. That happened more like a dream really because I wasn't expecting it. I mean we were planning on moving in together and starting our own family after deciding that the marriage route was not for us and zap! he was gone! I failed to believe I was never going to see him again after that fateful morning that he kissed my sleepy head goodbye. If I had known that was the last time I would see him I would have got my lazy ass out of bed and at least seen him off to the airport, hugged him tightly and cried on his shoulder. At least let that scene haunt him for the rest of his life…if he has a heart that is. How did I cope with it? Well I splashed out on a party and just hit the club scenes until I danced him out of my system. The anger and betrayal I felt kind of helped too and the fact that I soon got myself involved in a lusty relationship soon afterwards that I knew wasn't going anywhere. Lust did help me a lot but when that ended it was just as bad as the heartbreak because once again I felt empty and betrayed. I have no one to blame but me.

My most recent heartbreak started really from the inception of the short-lived relationship. Not having met someone to remotely like in the past year I met this seemingly plain looking man but with bags of personality. It wasn't love at first sight but after sleeping and waking up the next day and dreamt of him, I started to pay him a lot more attention. The sail went on from there really and I didn't know what it was but I just couldn't get enough of this guy. I wanted to speak to him all the time and spend all my days with him. He on the other hand was trying to be cautious and he claimed he didn’t understand how I am so into him since I seem to have a healthy social life. He was right, even I didn’t know especially as he didn't have a good profile. Here, I was dealing with a divorced father of two who listened to dodgy music and had zero social credentials. But who understands how these feelings work eh? Apart from that he clearly had a lot going on in his head because he kept questioning my 'realness' and he was pretty mean to me on so many levels. I didn't mind though. I wanted to prove to him that I was the real deal and while doing this I over-compensated for my worldliness and did a few stupid things which marked the end of the relationship. He called off the relationship out of the blue and all my plea fell on deaf ears. I literally felt my world was coming to an end. As a fighter and not ready to let go yet I somehow brought things back on track but really things were never the same again except for the sex which could never be bad even if we tried.

After we got back together, his questioning of my realness didn't stop and coupled with finding out some unpalatable facts about him I decided it was time to dump his ass and I did. I revealed what I found to him and said hurtful things to him thinking that was it. Only my stupid feelings for him wouldn't let me. I went back grovelling and true to his meanness he told me where to go. He even spurned my friendship. That was a first. Looking back at how I coped, I figured I actually didn’t cope because the whole drama started two weeks into our relationship and it was a real rollercoaster. So this wasn't one massive heartbreak, it was a systematic one and one which when I had the bad days it was pretty bad and the good days were really good. It was hard for me to be angry at him. In the end he came out of the relationship smelling of roses and me as the scarlet woman. Somehow in the whole charade, what really went down was lost on both of us and I was left with heaps of blames even though deep down I know I wasn't to blame. We were just two mis-matched people who couldn't make things work.

I am on the other side now looking back, enjoying the little things of life. I guess in life we go through certain things so as to appreciate little blessings.

Have a good one guys.

12 comments:

akaBagucci said...

Enjoy the company of the fantastic man... All is well that ends well as they say... Perhaps there are lessons that have been learned...

My World said...

I love the way you ended this post.........
Have a good week too!

BBB said...

Failure in life is not learning form our mistakes, i guess u learnt from urs and thats whats important

doll said...

glad you have this fantastic man....i guess we all have kissed frogs on the way to learn a valuable lesson or two along the way

Favoured Girl said...

We make mistakes, it's part of life and growing up. Glad you can see it from the other side of the fence now.

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

we all make mistakes
and learn from them
you will be fine
and meet someone amazing
trust me

musco said...

....kinda confused!

hope u came out of it all a much btr person?

Gee said...

wow a real roller coaster i tell u!
Happy u r on the other side now and been appreciative.

tankojjetty said...

"Women are better equipped now to deal with any relationship/marriage eventualities..."

"Men are such bad loosers... Mscheeew and no apologies made for the generalisation."

Read your previous post 1st.

Do you still hold this views after meeting the new guy?

Myne Whitman said...

And all these happened in two weeks? No be small roller coaster. All the best dearie and happy holidays. Dust yourself up and try again. Like Aaliyah sang. I love those WH and CD songs.

aloted said...

we fall in life but the key is to get up, learn and move on...
thanks for sharing with us

Rita said...

This is so touching dear, I wish you all the best as you move on. I pray this 2010 will give you fulfilment in your relationship.

This love thing has its palaver and I have been wondering why there is no simple equation or rules to follow...

Happy New Year.