Love Lesson #10 –– Red Flags in a Relationship

July 8, 2023

I wrote “What I Learned from Love” when I was trying to figure out what I gained/lost from the relationships I had been in.  Recently, I thought of one that had many red flags. He was extremely jealous and wanted to know where I was all the time. He wanted me to have a baby quickly. He followed me w…

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Love Lesson #9

May 23, 2023

I met him right after breaking up with someone.  We didn’t have much in common, but we kept each other company for awhile.  He fed me when I had no money. He even made the meals!  His go-to meal was white rice, steak and tomatoes. We stopped seeing each other during a blizzard when after an argument…

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Love Lesson #8

May 21, 2023

When you begin a relationship, you are usually looking your best—trying to impress, get the other person to like you back, in general putting your best foot forward.  When you live with someone, real life sometimes gets in the way.  There can be issues to be dealt with.  Bodies can change as a resul…

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Love Lesson #7

May 19, 2023

This lesson came from a friend who had an “interesting” time with a high-powered government appointee.  She found his “little black book” where he rated all the women he had relations with.  He was into some kinky stuff. I had met him as well and was so glad that my name never appeared in that book!…

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Love Lesson #6

May 18, 2023

We met at a party and proceeded to go to a club with loud Spanish music.  He was an artist/sculptor and very intense.  He had me mesmerized with lectures on color, art, and life. I thought he was a true wizard/genius. My life was complicated, so he left on vacation and came back to my best friend’s…

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Love Lesson #5

May 17, 2023

  From Papo—who totally broke my heart and dreams. I didn’t know that he would be one of the hostile ones.  Believe them when they tell you a truth.

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Love Lesson #4

May 16, 2023

This was a realization that I should have seen coming from the first day I met him. He was an inspiration but at the same time “out there” mentally.  It took me awhile to get over that one!

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strawberries and brown bag

What I learned from love lesson #3

May 16, 2023

We didn’t have much money or time together.  He went on to study psychology and made a career for himself.  I hope that he found much happiness.  The strawberries he gave me were the best present because they came from his heart.  The image was created using AI from Shutterstock.

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What I learned from love lessons #1

May 14, 2023

Awhile back I wrote a collection of thoughts and quotes on the things I learned from my relationships over the years. I made illustrations to go along with each quote.  I thought it would be a physical book, but had the inspiration to add it to my blog. The one below is from Juan R.  

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