Now that I’ve been alone for over a year, I get it. I get why people want to be alone.
You can make your own decisions, and they stick.
No one to tell you that you aren’t good enough.
Nobody to second-guess, criticize or condemn you.
Nobody to lie to you.
No one to answer to.
Just you! I mean me! Nobody else!
Not that I don’t miss loving, supportive collaboration. Parenting together. Knowing that there’s someone out there in the world who really cares about you. Who you can call if you get into a car accident, or get locked out.
And that’s just what girlfriends are for. No strings attached.
So when I think about VD, Valentine’s Day, or Vindictive Dating – I just say no.
Only love, please. "I love me!" has a nice ring to it.