We Found Love in a Hopeless Place

I got married at 21. But that wasn’t my first mistake. Now don’t get me wrong, I think you can find your true love at any age… but I had not found it. I was marrying because I had found someone, anyone who would have me. But neither of us knew what we were doing and no one told us to stop.

My self-esteem was at an all-time low ( At that point, little did I know it would get worse), and I was just grasping at straws. I thought that once I got married things in my life would settle down and just… get better.

I guess I should start at the beginning. I mean what could be so bad that I needed to marry someone I knew didn’t love me in an effort to escape?
I guess the question is how far back do I go? Who knows exactly when I broke, when I became someone I didn’t like when I looked in the mirror. Someone I didn’t think anyone else would like when they looked at me. Someone so desperate and needy that they MARRIED a man who they didn’t love and who didn’t love them back.

Did it start when my ex just stopped calling me/answering my calls so I started sleeping with everyone/anyone as a way to feel loved or to get revenge?
Or did it start when I woke up in the hospital on morning at only 16 years old and was told basically I have a disorder that will require meds for life and there’s nothing they can do about my constant headaches and random seizures?
Or maybe the multiple suicide attempts should have been a huge indicator.
Or maybe before that when I was the token fat kid in my social group in school. You know, the hilarious and sarcastic one that everyone wants to chill with but no one wants to date.

But most likely it stems back even earlier than that. Probably rooted way back in the fact that my “Daddy issue’s” are deep. Like so deep. Like he cheated on my mom while she was pregnant with me. He didn’t want me from the get go.
So, yeah it might’ve started somewhere way back there.

In that mess at some point is where my life took a huge turn that I didn’t plan. One that I don’t like, and now it’s time to figure out how I got from there to here, and where to go next.
-Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris/We Found Love-

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45 thoughts on “We Found Love in a Hopeless Place”

  1. You liked a recent entry of mine, and I cant thank you enough for taking the time to read something I wrote. I in turn have being reading some of your entries and I feel I can relate to you on so many levels. I think it takes someone really brave to put their thoughts and past experiences out in the open. Thanks for sharing, and I will keep reading. Best of luck!

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  2. So you liked a random post on my blog and I decided to give yours a visit and this is, oh my god. I’m trying to catch up. I can relate with you on so many levels, it’s not even funny.

    Looking forward to reading more of your “diary” entries.

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  3. I’m in this with you. 💖
    I know exactly how it feels to be betrayed and cheated on, it is a living hell. I’m happy to see that you were courageous enough to break free from his abusive cycles, you should be proud of that.

    Glad I found your blog. X

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  4. This might sound strange, but the way that i center myself and stop thinking about all the bad that has been done to me is i get a coloring book and through thinking about the next color or the next path i need to take my mind wonders on the bad thoughts of the day and i work them out calmly and find the things that i could have changed and the things that i couldnt change. that usually helps me out. it works for me if i am having a bad day to write it down and ask the same 2 questions. then i write my own solve for the bad day how will i change it the next time that it comes up. or how do i avoid that problem if i cant change it.

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  5. I want to thank you so much for your wonderful post here! You are so bold and brave to open yourself up on these issues. I am going to have to go back and reread this a few times!! I also loved your about statement “How I Lost My Chains”!!
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    You have just received your first deposit of Gold Stars from “How I Lost My Chains”. I have written “Weeding” and hope to post it soon. I will provide a pingback to your “How I Lost My Chains”. Bravo!!!

    And thanks for visiting my blog!!

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  6. I have read your stories and find you to be a kindred soul. Please know that if I can be of support in anyway do not hesitate. Woman need to help build each other up and educate each other on our own uniqueness and stories. We all have a past its how we move forward that we will be remembered.I want you to know I understand the courage it takes to write about personal experiences, travels and growth. Know that you are strong and not alone.

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m coming to realize that many people have gone through or are going through similar situations. I know I’m not a role model for it, but if someone can learn from my mistakes, then it’ll be worth it

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  7. Thanks for stopping by to like my blog. We’re no longer strangers; now we are friends. You are young with a wonderful life ahead. Believe this new friend. I write books about women who Survive and Thrive. That’s the theme and women relate to them. Here’s a secret out in the open. I’m 86 with years behind me and years still ahead. Chin up, keep smiling and you’ll get through.

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  8. I hope that your beautiful wounds have become badges of courage and deliver a message to others on how to best live their lives. Bad things that happen to us can actually be our gifts to freedom by helping others in ways we never knew. I know. I was an abused wife and mother at the age of 18.

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  9. Props for posting such thing about yourself… It takes courage as someone said… But it also seems for all of us that have some issues or problems with our life, to simply type it out and let it out… No matter how good or bad things are it’s easier when it’s not kept inside… Much love 🙂

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  10. Please visit my public site touchofessentials.com. The WordPress site is separate and there isn’t anything on it. 😊 I’m excited to see what else you have to say! Maybe you’ll help motivate me to be a better blogger.

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    1. Thank you. I’ve found since starting, I’m thinking of so much I’d previously forgotten and now I don’t even know what to write next there’s so much. It’s been good so far. I appreciate the support.

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  11. Hi!
    First of all, thank you so much for following my blog!
    I think we all are naïve when we are young – we have expectations of the world, yet our understanding of the world is still so limited when we are young.
    I think coming her and writing is a great way to express anything and everything – I know I have found great peace in letting go of the things I have held for so long.

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