Sunday, January 22, 2012
Intro to Codependent Polyamory
WHEW! What a week.
It's late at night and what I really wanted to get on here to write about, even though there's much to choose from, is my romantic scenario. Ugh. Nobody wants to hear this crap but here I am venting. Maybe this will help someone. I never know.
My future looks lovely but right now I'm in a tangle of emotions, trying to be honest with myself about how I feel, guarding my heart, and learning some lessons yet again. I'm okay, though. I started talking to a guy, right after I ended a relationship, on OKCupid- we talked every day online for three weeks, tried it out when we met and it's ended up in us not spending any time together and sleeping with other people. He doesn't seem that interested in me anymore and I'm wondering why I'm even spending that much time and thought on him. Meanwhile, my husband, who I just had sex with for the first time in a year, starts treating me like a goddess and says he wants to date me. Hell. I don't know what I have the energy for. I don't feel strong enough emotionally to take any of it on, but my emotions are still so strong. But I'm not putting my eggs in one basket. I did it for a minute with the guy I've been seeing. The reality of it is that he doesn't have time for me and I need attention.
I think that what I need is to go to Denver, make out with a bunch of queers and remember who I am, how I love, and what I'm all about. I'm not about chasing dudes in this drinking town around. If you want to ditch me to watch sports while I encapsulate placentas and eat dinner with my friends, be my guest.
I really do envision myself in a great open relationship that is completely egalitarian, where I feel safe to express and explore myself, where I know I wont be judged, where I'm not afraid of them leaving because I feel secure, appreciated, and understood. I see myself being free in my body, experiencing all types of pleasure in my life, creating abundance, and nourishing every part of myself. And having amazing sex and nothing less.
This will all pass, all of this conflict of emotions, the push and pull of want, desire and rejection. Affection then neglect. He said he was overwhelmed by me. Blah blah blah.
Maybe it would just be easier to be with somebody who knows me. Seriously, where are the other stand-up men unafraid of commitment?
To say that this is not about me being alone would be a lie. Of course it is. I need a lover. But one that will love me.
Is that so much to ask?
The point is not to analyze it for what it was, but to see it for the small thing that it all is and figure out where I am. What I am vs. where I was. I want all of these things because I have finally, for the first time, felt like I deserve all of this, truly. It rings true for me now. A very poignant story about personal truth and self esteem: Angela Barber was living in my house last summer and she was telling me of a healer that came to her in the hospital when she was there for a major accident for some time. He asked her above all else, what she believed to be true. She said, "I know I am loved." As Angela told me this, I was stunned by the deadening silence of untruth in me that statement brought. It made no sense that I was unloved, but I felt an utter emptiness in me that has since filled with a deep sense of gratefulness for every part of me. Sometimes people ask me what it is that changed in me, and the simplest way to put it is that I realized that nothing would change until I started loving myself.
How do you start loving yourself? You just accept the fact (the truth) that anything anybody has ever said to you to bring you down, cast doubt on you, or cause you pain was a fucking LIE. The minute you start loving yourself is the one when everything changes.
My conclusion, for now, is that I want to treat myself the way I want to be treated. Like a goddess? Fine, it's on. I'm going to treat myself like a goddess. I'm not waiting on anybody else to make the first step. Because I deserve it. Why should I depend on anybody to get what I deserve?