You can truly mess up your emotions by getting involved when you are not ready. An infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by an attraction to someone.
It is something that should he held sacred for marriage. The dictionary calls it "being blindly in love." In other words, you are so carried away by this that you don't know what you are doing.
He was going to slip around with other girls, he was going to lose his temper, he was going to hit me, he was not going to treat me like a wife and he was not going to take the responsibility of being a husband. But at that moment, I made a decision without a whole lot of thinking. There is nothing lacking in the love that God can give you. Why don't we just go ahead and see if this sex business will work out for us if we really like it." You end up skipping over the part where you are really good friends.
I decided if I do not do this, I am going to lose him. I worked at a cocktail lounge at night, which was awful. Do not ever believe that you can live without love because you cannot. This seems to be the popular thing to do these days. This was what was missing in my relationship with Joe. He really did not respect me and I did not really respect him. Another mistake was getting involved sexually when I had no business doing it. I was not old enough or mature enough to face the consequences of a sexual relationship.
I do not believe that there is any such thing as love first sight but at that time I was a romantic teenager and when I saw him for the first time, I thought he was just super. A month went by before he called and asked me for another date. He played on this and from that time on things were pretty heavy.
I was very vulnerable because I wanted someone to love me.
I do not think at that point I neglected any of my standards or morals but I did do things to impress him and to encourage a relationship with him. A lot of times at parties, he would just walk off and leave me. Because of my Christian background, I died a hundred times in my own guilt.
You can take your dating relationship and magnify it about ten or twenty times and that is what your marriage is going to be like. Even when two people really love each other and both are working at it, it is still tough. Five months after we were married, I became pregnant and had a beautiful little girl. We were married three years when things happened which made me realize that he did not love me, that he never would love me, that he was not a good father, and that he was not a responsible husband. My first and foremost mistake was that I did not accept and maintain a steady relationship with God.
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