By applesarenottheonlyfruit | Oct 26 2015
After being in a 12 year relationship, I have been single for 6 years. It is a whole new world of dating out here. I understand that having a mediocre relationship is not worth it and that happiness is not dependent on being in a relationship. However, my struggle is to take crumbs from not really interested guys, breaking up the days and weeks and months and years of loneliness or to be alone all the time. I am an open person, and I believe men when they say that they like me, want to spend time with me, and want to see where it goes...but each time in the 6 years, these have been lies or I have apparently messed up so badly that they become uninterested. How do I remain open yet not continue a pattern of being duped and disappointed time after time?