Sarah Mlyhowski: A Short Story

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RELATIONSHIP: To Be or Not To Be
“Just because a relationship ends, it doesn 't mean it 's not worth having." -Sarah Mlyhowski
Once there was a girl who had been in a relationship for 1 year and 6 months. She was 18 years old, a preacher’s kid, light skin complexion like honey, 5’4, and really Intelligent, graduating from school with honors. She had a very painful past behind her beautiful face. She was given up for adoption as a baby, being a preemie. She had a lot of health issues her birth parents couldn 't deal with. It was so overwhelming for her mother to take care of her because she was raising her alone. Her father was in the Marines and was around for the birth, then disappeared and never came back.
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They had many bumps in the relationship and many experiences such as infidelity and lack of affection from him. She realized at times she could no longer trust him, but she just couldn’t let go. He was her first everything, but she couldn’t say the same for him. She asked, why he cheated on her in the first place? He used the excuse that she was texting and calling him too much, so he just couldn’t take it anymore. She knew something was wrong with that excuse the minute it came out his mouth. Why would she receive a text from another female if nothing was going on from the beginning? She knew something was going on and he just lied to keep her around to buy him everything he wanted or needed.
At this point she could no longer believe anything he ever said. Now that he transferred things were starting to become clearer for her. She remembered seeing the other girl setting him up and trying to get him in trouble on Snap Chat putting up stories. The female would say things such as “I will ruin his life.” She started realizing that it was all a game from
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Their happiness meter was at a 100 percent. Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons couples break up. Because great things fall apart quite easily when they’ve been held together with lies. The truth is, relationships don’t hurt; lying, cheating and twisting reality until it plays with someone’s emotions is what hurts. Promises mean everything, but after they’re broken, sorry means nothing (at least initially). So never mess with your partner’s feelings just because you’re unsure of your own. If you are unsure in any way, be sure to say so. Always be open and honest. And remember that when the truth is replaced by silence, silence becomes a lie too.
Relationships don’t create joy, they reflect it. Joy comes from within. Relationships are simply mirrors of the combined joy that two people have as individuals. What you see in the mirror is what you see in your relationships. Your disappointments in your partner often reflect your disappointments in yourself. Your acceptance of your partner often reflects your acceptance of yourself. Thus, the first step to having a healthy relationship with someone
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