Someone Who Made My Life Hell

I’m trying out this 30 Days of Truth thing. Today is day 8. You can see where it started here.

Day 08 — Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.

The first person who comes to mind here is the guy I used to be engaged to. It seems somehow sacrilegious to post about him immediately after my love-strewn post about Rob, though. Or maybe it’s poetically perfect, so you know I haven’t always had the best man in the world. I don’t really feel like typing about the details of that relationship, though. Here’s the abbreviated version: high school sweethearts get engaged, boy joins Navy & becomes raging alcoholic & cheat, girl keeps taking boy back after being treated like shit and finding out about indiscretions, girl finally gets tired of it and moves on. There you have it.

I’ve had a couple of major instances where friends have really made my life hell & treated me like shit, but I’m not prepared to write about the details of those affairs, either. Aren’t I just so forthcoming today? Sorry!

One thing that’s changed for me over the years is my tolerance for people who don’t know how to treat me right. I’ve had a fair share of toxic friendships that I let linger for far too long. These days, I mostly am able to avoid those types of people & situations all together, or get out of them much sooner. I have better radar & tools for relating with people today. I can spot trouble coming from a mile away and instead of being drawn to it like a magnet, I’m much more likely to run in the other direction now. My life is saner & more peaceful as a result.

I’m sure there will be challenges to come in the future where this is concerned. Hurt people hurt people, after all. Hopefully I’ll continue on my path of least resistance, though, and be emotionally armed for whatever life brings.

2 Responses to “Someone Who Made My Life Hell”

  1. Aoife says:

    Inspired by you! Next to never go on line and happened apon this and delighted i did. Keep writing please.

    Aoife a mum in Wicklow, Ireland

  2. Amy says:

    Hi Aoife – welcome! Thanks for reading and commenting. :-)