The wild decade following high school I spent moving from job to job and hanging onto a relationship that was not healthy. When that relationship ended, I had a strong desire to establish security in my life through stable employment.
I took a job with a bank, worked hard, and met all new friends. I managed my life confident that I did not want to become enmeshed in another relationship that was controlling. For a few years, I worked, went clubbing, dated, and toyed with the idea of marriage and children.
I don’t know if the idea is so ingrained in the minds of females that we are supposed to be in relationships and care for the partner and offspring, or if it is really something that I wanted for myself. I guess that during all of this dating, I was actually looking for a life partner. Eventually I reached…
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