I was bad
June 4, 2009 10:40pm CST
I called my ex. I hate my ex so much but he made me appreciate all the great friends and people I now have in my life, who show my every day how beautiful life, friendship, and love is. They do not abuse me in any way. I can appreciate that now. It may not have taken him to show me the way -- an abusive piece of crap, but, at least now I can measure how much I have grown from HIM!
• Greenwood, Mississippi
5 Jun 09
Sometimes hardships really do teach us to value what we have. Be careful, though..don't feel like you needed to be abused by anyone to learn some sort of lesson. We can get so preoccupied thinking about the people who treat us poorly that we neglect those who care for us. Since you called your ex, maybe you should make a point of calling EVERYONE in your life who is a good friend to you over the next few days. Yes, even the people you don't talk to very much anymore, because even they are way better for you than an abusive ex.
• United States
6 Jun 09
That's very true. I only called him to tell him what a loser he was. I never get the urge to call him, and usually just want him to leave me alone. Lately, funny you mention, I have been re-connecting with old friends who helped me through rough times. Thanks for your kind words. : )
• United States
8 Jun 09
I agree that an ex can make us appreciate all the other people in our lives. I also know that I can count on my friends more than the ex. I have let my friends know how much I appreciate their kind words, encouraging words and hugs. I thank the Lord for giving me such good friends. Their strength gives me strength.