I see all those confident moms proud of their “stripes” and of how they look post partum, but I feel embarrassed.
Day in and day out, you tell me how beautiful I am. You turn your head when I eat the entire bag of potato chips.
The truth is, that was the best way she could have possibly dumped me. And I lacked the perspective back then to see that regardless of what my ex was like during our relationship, it meant nothing about me or who I was as a person (although it may have meant something about my approach…) 🙂 My point in all of this is that her breaking up with me was painful, but it lead me to learn some valuable lessons.
Dragging out the relationship any longer would have done neither of us any good.
I was supposed to give birth and hit the beach the next month.