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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Love Bloat

Eating one piece of chocolate is delicious, but too many and you have a stomach ache. Love can be like that, too. Some guys are so romantic and intense. From the moment they meet you, they are smitten. At first, it's like that first bite of chocolate. You are so used to being ill-treated that such great treatment seems too good to be true. You revel in the compliments, over the top as they may be, and you luxuriate in the long, loving glances they send your way. But once the initial thrill of being so adored wears off, the too much of a good thing "stomach ache" begins to kick in. You begin to wonder if you really like him or just the attention he lavishes on you. You begin to cringe when he doles out his sweet nothings. When taken to the extreme, you begin to actually mistreat him (much as you have been mistreated in the past) just to see if you can get away with it, or better yet drive him away. You've got romance bloat, and it ain't pretty.

So what can you take away from all of this?

  1. Savor the thrill. The initial rush of romance is often the best part, and may not be followed by anything real. So enjoy it while it lasts!
  2. True adoration has to be earned. If it comes too easily, it's often unappreciated.
  3. Remember the golden rule, the next time you are about to mistreat a guy who adores you, remember how crap it feels to be treated like that by someone you like.
  4. Try to slow things down. Mr. Romance might actually turn out to be great, and not as gag inducing as you would expect. Just give him time to settle down a bit, and see what develops.
  5. A man who really likes you IS going to treat you well. So don't become one of those girls who can't stand it when guys are romantic. I know lots of women who can't stand it when men give them flowers because it makes them feel for lack of a better word "icky." You deserve flowers, so don't let your stomach get turned too easily.




Blogger mr_g said...

That's pretty good. I'll have to somehow get my wife to read this...

4:13 PM  
Blogger Pandora said...

Yeah, I say savor the thrill too. Because when reality sets in, you often have to spend way too much time trying to remember why it is that you're still in the deal to begin with. Ah, but I am a cynic these days.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Hello Daly said...

My stomache ache turned food poisoning and I went back to my favorite dish! Best decision I ever made.

9:43 PM  
Blogger great guy/wife sucks! said...

go here and read what areal man can do for a woman! and she didn't even appreciate it!

7:11 PM  

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