Some people’s self-esteem was secretly improved when they discovered that their then-lovers had killed themselves over them.

WILL YOU BE BRINGING A DATE?”
“PROBABLY NOT.”
“OH COME ON,” Dora said. “I’M SURE THAT YOU MUST HAVE LOTS OF BOYFRIENDS– AND GIRLFRIENDS…”
I nod my head no and explain that my sex life is complicated.
“HOW SO?” Tommy asked.
“MY BOYFRIEND’S STRAIGHT.”
“OH. WOW,” Dora said. “MINE TOO.”
We laugh.

The fact that you do not trust your spouse or lover doesn’t necessarily mean that they are cheating on you; and the fact that you do doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t.

In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend.

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