#1 - Well, ya'll know about "the" ex.
My college sweetheart. A little over a year younger than me. A mechanical engineer. Now married with children. You know enough of the rest of the story.
#2 - the Portughese lover
A Portughese pharmacokineticist & marathon runner, nine years older than I, we were together for just over 4 months, when he disappeared. Literally. Home phone disconnected. Cell phone disconnected. Work phone rolled to the main operator. A drive-by showed his condo appeared empty & dark, with a "for sale" sign in the front yard.
Very weird. My sister thinks he was a terrorist. I've considered the possibility of witness protection. I have a few friends who work in various... industries... who offered to find him, but I declined.
I mean, disappearing overnight like that? It's just never good. I decided I'd rather not know.
#3 - the single dad
A single dad, recovering alcoholic and recovering narc addict, 11 years my senior. We met at church, and were together right around five months.
A very sweet guy, and a great dad, but not the best boyfriend. He had just finished the police academy when we started dating, and was a part time police officer for a nearby town.
I broke it off when I realized I was staying more for his daughter than I was for him. Still think about
There were a few others interspersed between those three, but those are the ones I considered actual relationships. You know, when the topic of marriage comes up seriously... I consider that a "real" relationship.
Thanks for checking in.