Excerpt from Magmamahalan Pa Tayo
By Sai Montes
I have always been a hopeless romantic. I guess I can blame it all on Titanic, the first movie that probably made me realize there’s this thing called “true love.”
I’ve had my share of a bad relationship. And I mean really bad. The kind that makes people forget there are really Prince Charming types out there. Mine happened in college but when the relationship began, I felt like I’ve been with the guy since the beginning of time. I’m sure some of us have felt that way at some point with someone.
I was so deeply in love with him. He was my world. He was my everything. The moment I agreed to be his girlfriend, I started building my future around him—our future marriage, our own future family and even our grandchildren!
He was very strict, though. There were times when I needed his approval (yes, his approval) on certain things such as who I will talk to, hang out with and who will be in my circle of friends.
At first, I really didn’t mind because all I cared about was being with him and our relationship. But it came to a point that I almost lost most of my old friends because of him. Then again, when you’re young and very much in love, you tend to not see things. Again, I didn’t mind because I thought I didn’t need anyone else as long as I have him. But I was wrong. Oh boy, I was so wrong.
We fought. We fought a lot. I tried to be as strong as possible but I couldn’t take all the daily quarrels anymore. We fought about the smallest things every single day. But we stayed together despite the fights. Again, I was in love.
After graduation, I landed a job at an advertising agency in Manila right away. And guess what, he didn’t like my job. Yes. My job. He felt like I can easily replace him because I was suddenly meeting new people at work.
As a result, I went to work with only him on my mind. And I felt so bad. My performance was badly affected too. So I decided to put an end to this madness.
Photo by Sai Montes
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