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Worthy of Respect


Facing Our Challenges Head-On

 October 30, 2015

Dear Julie: I am a couple of hours fresh out of a relationship that I probably should have stopped a long time ago. I met a guy and we hit it off immediately. I found out that he was living with a female, but he stated that they were broken up and within a couple of weeks they were both moving out of the place where they lived. On a phone conversation one day, he asked me if I would like for him to move in. I said yes because I thought things were moving forward between us. Time went on and things got bad because it was fall and football season. I begged and begged for him to spend time with me, but football-watching beat me out every time. If it wasn’t football, it was family events that I never got invited too. I have met his dad and sister, but not the other siblings.Things got worse as the weekends progressed because I continuously was begging for time. Eventually, he moved out and our situation became an on again off again thing. This lasted up until today, which is now one year later. I am heart broken and regret that I ever fell into this situation. I have given so much of myself to receive heart ache in return. I really want to move on from this situation but feel that I can’t. ~~Can’t Move On

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Dear Can’t Move On: You have expressed your situation with clarity and understanding. The guy’s a bum. Consider yourself blessed to have him gone. Move on and don’t let anyone else move in with you until he gives you the respect you deserve–and that begins with a commitment to make you happy as long as you both shall live.

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Remember, friends, as challenges come our way,
we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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