This is a completely different kind of post for me, but it's one that I can't help but write. My heart is heavy today, and my heart hurts because of what is happening to young people in relationships right now. Particularly what is happening to young girls.
I am nearing 30, married, and don't have much in the way of 'relationship' experience, or even dating experience. With that said, I know what I deserve, and I have a pretty good idea of how things should be in a relationship, or when you're just starting to date someone. Sure, there was drama when I was growing up, people cheated, people lied, people got dumped ... It happened. But, not like this.
When did it become okay to send a video of your penis to a girl on snapchat as a way to introduce yourself"
When did it become okay to think you can "level up" the playing field in a relationship" I.E: You have more experience than I do, so you just have to wait for me while I go do ____, ____, and _____ with other girls.
When did it become okay to fight about Facebook passwords, and other social media accounts because there is no trust in the relationship"
Since when is it okay to "not know what you what" in a relationship, as an excuse to keep your options open at a party"
And these are just some of the stories I've heard over the last few months ... and most of it is at the hands of young "men." I'm not saying that this doesn't happen on both sides, or in same sex relationships either - I'm sure it does.
People are treating each other like they are disposable, and it's disgusting. Young women that I know are allowing themselves to be treated this way, and allowing some of these things to happen.
What does that say about how they feel about themselves"
That is the part that makes me so, so sad. Nobody deserves to be treated like they are replaceable. Nobody deserves to be treated like garbage. Nobody deserves to be stringed along, hel...