MOM’S WISE WORDS

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic


It began with Corey, my second boyfriend, at 23, because Jeff acted like a decent guy to me, despite his faults with addiction himself. My mom pointed out how Corey never once came to visit me while I was in the hospital, not any of the times we were dating - and I was in the hospital a lot during that time off and on from 2007-2009. He had a hard time even remembering when I had surgeries, due to alcoholism and blacking out, but he never wanted help for his issues, or even admitted to an issue really. 
 
I’m noticing how many guys to this day hit on me with no disregard or concern for my health. It reminds me when I dated Curtis (the one who left me stranded in another state, that’s the story), who was an RN, yet was the most misunderstanding to my health needs. He was exhausting me on our trip and he could not understand my weaknesses, he just had no compassion. 
 
Well, this time, to exes like Derek and Phillip who kept coming back to play games, I am now the “ghost” to them, should they try me ever again. It is funny to me, they’re both cancer suns, yet I’m a cancer sun who has been running from a cancer sun for 8 years. Oh dear, but if it doesn’t work it’s not the end of the world, I know now. 
 
Either way, I am tired of being ignored when things aren’t convenient for a dude. It’s the worst feeling, there is no respect, no friendship even. It always has been my most-hated feeling. So why have I been tolerating it all the time? No more. I never did let Jeff in, back when it came to my health, and now look at my options since him and how I’m treated. 
 
So thank you to my wise mother, “mother knows best,” Rapunzel can tell you. My health should be important to a guy and I should let him in. The right one is going to stick around. It’s always just been easier to handle myself, which I will start writing the health chapters. 


Submitted: October 22, 2021

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