I was so happy for my BFF when she met the man of her dreams and moved in with him. Five years later and Prince Charming just tried to get me into bed while my friend was away for work! Their supposedly perfect relationship now seems like a total lie. Actually, I don’t even know if I believe in love anymore.
1. THEY WERE SO PERFECT TOGETHER.
This guy was everything my BFF ever wanted. I couldn’t even imagine her without him in the picture. This guy seemed caring, attentive and committed and they genuinely looked like they were made for each other. In my head, I was already helping her choose her wedding dress and naming their kids.
2. IT WAS LIKE A FAIRYTALE ROMANCE.
They met unexpectedly, fell in love, and they carried on loving each other through the years. Or so I thought, anyway. It was like something you’d tell your grandchildren or read in a romance novel. It was definitely the sort of love story you’d tell yourself was too good to be true. Well, turns out it really was too good to be true!
3. I ASPIRED TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP LIKE THAT.
Seeing my friend so happy with her guy made me believe there might be someone out there who’s just as perfect for me. I read some dating advice once that said that if you’re single, you should actually surround yourself with happy couples to remind yourself that love exists. Well, this relationship definitely made me believe in love. Whenever I felt that things were hopeless, I’d think about these two to make myself get back on track.
4. WHEN HE HIT ON ME, IT TOTALLY TOOK ME BY SURPRISE.I never in a million years expected this guy to behave like this. When he first made a pass at me, I thought I’d misunderstood, that he was only joking. But when a guy actually physically grabs you, it leaves very little room for doubt. Here was this guy I thought was absolutely perfect and completely in love with my best friend and he was trying to get me to go to bed with him. WTF???
5. YOU CAN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT LIES BENEATH THE SURFACE.
Even some abusive relationships look perfectly normal from the outside sometimes, so what chance do you have to spot the cracks in ones that are just generally dysfunctional? This guy was obviously not the perfect boyfriend I thought he was. My BFF had no idea he was looking for something on the side, either. While he appeared to be content and caring, he obviously wasn’t. So how can you trust any long-term relationship to survive? How can you trust your own relationship not to end up this way?