Time and time again we walk into these old, familiar situations with men that we know won’t go anywhere good. We’ve been down that road before, and we know where it leads and yet…we want to walk it again. Maybe we fool ourselves into thinking that this time it will be different. But there are some situations you cannot hack, like when you meet a man who is recently divorced or who is a self-diagnosed workaholic. “But this one’s different!” you say. “This one is special,” you insist. Yeah, yeah. We all know where this is headed—you spending months trying to fix this broke down or messed up man because, damnit, you’ve put too much time into it to turn back now. You know how you avoid that situation? You just don’t get involved in these types of relationships to begin with.
He says he doesn’t want anything serious
You tell yourself that you’ll change your mind—he didn’t want anything serious, but he hasn’t met you yet. Then you just set yourself up for a massive blow to your self-esteem when it turns out that not even you can make this man want a serious relationship.