The Greatest Love Story On Paper

The Greatest Love Story On Paper

The Greatest Love Story On Paper

The Greatest Love Story On Paper

After we began dating and I first met his family, he showed up at my job with his 2 girl cousins (who he is really close to). When they get out of the car I realized I know both of them and we were actually best friends in elementary school, and I knew most of his family! He moved here from NY and that’s why I had never met him.

So, I’m thinking this is meant to be!

Growing up in foster care and having broken families on both parent’s side, I was thinking I will FINALLY have a family- I was wrong again. Throughout the years, his family and Mom treated me like crap. His mom hated that she was no longer the main woman in his life and his family was just rotten for no reason and he NEVER, in 17 years stood up for me because he claimed “he didn’t like confrontation”- but he never shied away from confrontation with me.

Life with him was a struggle; he was very irresponsible, lacked any motivation to excel in life and had no goals. He was out of work many times in our life, and as a result, I worked a second job every time- even when I was a criminal justice major (which resulted in me being extremely exhausted and losing my funding- to which he never apologized for).

As we made our way through life, I handled EVERYTHING.
The Greatest Love Story On Paper

I paid all the bills, cooked, cleaned, made all of his doctor’s appointments, filled out his paperwork at the doctor’s office, wrote his first resume and even applied for jobs online for him while he played PlayStation all day. I always felt like his personal assistant, not his significant other. Fast forward to 2003, our lease was about to end and our rent would be increased, so I began looking into homeownership.

I did not want to rent any longer and after bouncing around in foster care I hated moving. While I went through the funding process he says “can’t we just stay here another year?”- he had no drive to do anything above the bare minimum, but I pushed along and 2 years before I was even old enough to drink I was a homeowner! He never gave me any credit for anything I did to progress our life, but I continued to pursue my goals without his support.

A year after we bought a home together, I began to talk about marriage. At this point we had been together for 6 years; per Colorado law, we were technically common law AND we owned property together. The first time I brought it up he said “he didn’t understand why we would do that right now being we were so young”, to which I replied, “it shouldn’t matter how old we are if we are committed to this relationship”.

Still, no proposal ever came (my birthday is on Valentine’s Day, so I just kinda thought he would do something sweet eventually)- again I was wrong. One night we’re watching T.V. and a tattoo commercial comes on and he says “we should get matching tattoos”. To say I rolled my eyes so hard they almost got stuck in my head would be an understatement.

The Greatest Love Story On Paper

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