First off, this is in no way intended to hurt anyone's feelings, especially men. Don't take it personally please.
My whole life I have gone off of personal experiences. It's all I know. If it's wrong, I'm sorry, it's just the way I am. Since the only men I have ever been close to have hurt me or someone I love, I've come to expect it. This is pretty much why.
When I was approximately five years old (I'm sixteen now) my dad introduced me to a 'friend' of his. I thought nothing of it at the time. A few months later I was with my mother and grandmother when they caught my father cheating with the same girl. It may have been eleven years ago, but I don't forget any part of it. I remember every fight, including the ones over me, every scream, and every tear my mom shed. Since then, my parents were divorced and, to this day, my father still tells me lies about my mom. My mom is my hero, my role model, and the person who's always been there for me, I don't understand how he can do that to me, knowing that. My younger sister does not know the truth about why they split up.
Since then, both my parents have been remarried. I absolutely adore my stepdad. He's the greatest. I have also made a strong bond with my stepmother. She knows what my father is like. Unfortunately, she does not know the whole story, because I now have people telling me he is cheating on her. He has two more children from his second marriage.
My best friend cheats on his girlfriends on a regular basis. This may or may not be any of my business, yet I see it everyday.
Also, since the time I was allowed to date, every boyfriend, no matter how long I was with him, has cheated on me. It hurts. I never expect it, as they all have their own "I'm Different" speeches. But over the past nine months or so, something changed. I met a guy who promises he's different, but I believe him. I honestly know the promises aren't empty and that he loves me. I don't know what to do. I've never felt this strongly about anyone and I have a chance to be happy for once in my life. I just don't know what to do.
I can't help but think that this relationship will turn out the same, just that much worse because I am so attached to him. I know I should know better because he would never even think about doing that to me, but for some reasons the But what ifs are still there. I hate them so much.
So I guess all guys don't cheat like I once believed. There was actually a time when I came to expect it. I agree, maybe my choice of best friends and boyfriends up to date, hasn't been the best, but what does a girl/guy do to deserve that feeling? Do they do something wrong or does the other person have their mind set from the beginning. Guess I'm just looking for some answers.
PS Today in school my friend told his girlfriend of a year and a half that he cheated on her with two different girls. His girlfriend punched him in the face and busted his knows. I told him that I lost all respect for him.
"Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?"