Eat Drink & Be Mary: My Ghosts of Boyfriends Past

3.27.2014

My Ghosts of Boyfriends Past

Not to long ago, I started writing this post, and stopped.  Then recently Bonnie @ The Life of Bon wrote a post on her dating horror stories & hosted a link up for others to join in.  Even though I'm way late to the party I still want in on the action.  So here's my version.  My Ghosts of Boyfriends Past.




My First "Boyfriend".  We started dating the summer after 5th grade.  It lasted two weeks, and we never saw each other once.  That is what I call a solid first boyfriend.

The "Bad Boy" I dated in the 8th grade.  I'm not exactly sure why I ever dated said bad boy, I knew my parents would never approve.  But I don't think it was for rebellion.  We dated for a mere month, mainly during Christmas Break (2 or 3 weeks).  I never tried to invite him over, and never wanted to go hangout at his house either.  I knew my parents wouldn't let me, but I didn't try to do it anyways.  I guess my mom just hoped I go through that phase real fast, and indeed I did.

Then there was my best friend at the time, who wrote me a lovely note stating I would be smoking pot and become pregnant by the age of 15.  Atta girl best friend, way to have my back and be there when I clearly didn't know what I was doing.  By the way neither happened.


The Coward.  In high school I dated a guy for two months, in which we went to Homecoming together (big deal lemme tell ya), and he had his friend--an ex-boyfriend of mine whom I broke up with--text me to break up for him.  So in case you didn't follow that, the coward had an ex text me to break up with me for him.  Wow.  It left me speechless, and still to this day baffles me.



The "Bad Boy" I dated my freshman year of high school.  At this point, I wondered if I only wanted to rebel in the winter.  My parents did not approve of this boy either, and rightly so.  He was a year older than me, but in the grade below me.  He also had been to juvy, cue red flags.  I saw him once.  The first time I met him (after we started dating--what was I thinking) I discovered he smoked.  Gross.  And one time he gave my friend a necklace to give to me for a Christmas present, why he didn't give it to me I don't know.  I then broke up with him via phone--but in my defense we never saw each other.



My First "Real" Boyfriend. Simply put.  He was not my forever, not even close.  Date. Break up. Date. Break up.  Eventually I just got with it, and decided it wasn't worth it.  He told everyone he broke up with me.  He didn't.  I decided that didn't really matter because really, what difference does that make?



The Pathological Liar.  I could write an entire post on all that I learned from this relationship, but I won't.  Quite like your title you lied to me, constantly, daily, and entirely way too often.  You taught me how to stick up for myself, that I deserved better than how you treated me, and that no one deserved to be treated how you treated me.



The Rebound. I told myself you'd be the next guy I dated, and that you were.  You were the rebound that helped me get over one of the longest mistakes learning experiences I've ever made.  And for that I am truly sorry.  However, you did your job quite well Mr. Rebound.  And for that I am truly thankful.



The Third Times NOT the Charm. This relationship started via facebook message, because that's how all good relationships start (actually I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of relationships sparked first on social media).  We fought, and we fought hard.  All. The. Time.  There's nothing wrong with fighting in a relationship, but this was extreme.  After breaking up and getting back together three times, I realized that the third time was not the charm and the fourth and fifth wouldn't be either.


Mr. Persistent.  We met in the fall of my junior year of college, hung out once, and then didn't speak again until five months later.  As summer break approached he began asking me to hang out everyday for two weeks, and I shut him down every time.  But this boy wasn't giving up, he offered to take me to baseball games, make me dinner, take me fishing, go to the river with a group of friends, and I just kept giving him reasons why I couldn't.  Finally one night I gave in.  We hung out, me talking non-stop, of course, and him just listening.  That's all it took, one night and I was hooked.  After that we were inseparable for the next two weeks until school let out for summer.  And the rest is history.  Mr. Persistent's dad told me not too long ago, "...you're in luck Mary.  Once he decides what he wants, his mind is set and he doesn't let up".  Ain't that the truth ;) And for that I thank God.



So tell me, do you have any funny or horrific dating stories?  Do share!  
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26 comments:

  1. I think all of my ghosts of boyfriends past are horrible, ha ha!! I definitely dated way too many losers. Thank goodness I found an amazing guy :) I might have to do a post like this.. We'll see!

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  2. Oh God, I don't even think I want to put into words how horrible my exes are...then again I was pretty bad in some of them too lol!

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  3. gotta go through the bad to get to the good :)

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  4. Aw, Mr. Persistent definitely sounds like a keeper! :) Meanwhile this is one link up I can't do--my husband is the only boyfriend I ever had. Crazy? :)

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  5. Can't share many boyfriend stories since I married my high school sweetheart....married now for 17 1/2 yrs. but together for 23 1/2. He was a keeper!

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  6. Love this post! Thankfully, I didn't date too many crazies. There were a few that I look back on and question why I dated them but I don't have any horrific stories. Mr. Persistent sounds like a keeper :)

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  7. What a fun post to read. Im so happy you've found your prince charming after all those crazy men - especially the one who had the ex break up w/ you.

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  8. I agree with Jessie, what a fun post to read. You got to go through those awful ones to know when you landed the right one, Mr. Persistant is a keeper! Love that picture at the end.

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  9. Great stories and great that you found an amazing guy!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh gosh, I love this post! It's funny to look back and really think, "what was I ever thinking???"

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  11. I love these!!! And I love that picture of you guys at the end! So fun!

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  12. Oh goodness, totally gushing over the story with Mr. Persistent. I'm currently dating a Mr. Persistent of my own and interested to see where things go from here. But ugh, when I think back to some of my exs, I can't help but laugh.. and cringe.

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  13. this is a great post!!! Glad you found a keeper & one who works hard!!!

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  14. Awesome post! I think your Rhea link might be broken though. :-)

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  15. When I worked in a doctor's office, I can't tell you how many drug reps I dated. Literally, I can't tell you because it was so many I can't even count them all (or remember enough of them to count). Every single one of them was a complete player! One even was dating a nurse at another office in our area at the same time I was dating him. I found out through another drug rep. lol. Pharma reps...just don't do it!

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  16. Omgosh this was a fabulous idea for a post. I love it! I might have to do one of these down the road and be super super super late to the party lol

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  17. I love this!! Made me think about my exes and how they led me to Chris! Great post girl :)

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  18. gotta go through a few frogs to get to the prince :)

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  19. Fortunately, I found my husband after 2-3 failed attempts at boyfriends and early on in life. Unfortunately, it makes me kind of pretty lame when it comes to dating stories haha. That doesn't mean I didn't have bad experiences, though. Man, "young and in love" really reads "young and plain stupid" haha.

    Thanks for linking up on Lovely Thursdays! Glad you have met someone worth it in life! :)

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  20. I am still baffled by he coward!! His title sure fits him!!

    I have some funny stories too but thankfully I found my hubby fast :) Thanks for linking up with 3 Southern Gals TBT.

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  21. Love this! I have a ghost of boyfriends past where I actually included pics of each one haha, T Swift style

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  22. Geez I don't think I have enough dating stories to write a post! I love this I love learning how you met!

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  23. Haha, several of these boyfriends were VERY short term in high school. But at least they were experiences that got me where I am today!

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  24. Shane, this comment is hilarious. Seriously had me laugh out loud. I'm not sure how I missed it until now.

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  25. I fell in love with a boy in college over baseball too! He played on the club team at our beloved NC State. We dated through college, for 3 and a half years, and while it didn't work out in the end, I have such good memories! Baseball in the spring with a new relationship is just so much fun! :)

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  26. Baseball is just the best. I understand it, enjoy it, and the pants are perfection! ;)

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