I've written several times in the past about my ex-husbands. None of those posts were very favorable, and I'd have to honestly say, rightly so. I'm sure more than one reader has wondered why I ever married these guys in the first place. I have no plausible explanation other than to plead temporary insanity in all three cases, temporary meaning anywhere from a few years to more than a decade. I'm a slow learner, ok? Or maybe, more accurately, I believe in marriage and really wanted to make those relationships work. Except that it takes two committed people, one can't do it on his/her own.
When I saw that the cue for this week's Six Sentence Stories was "ex", it would have been easy for me to write a short story featuring any of one a hundred dark "stranger than fiction" tales from the past chapters of my life, but I decided to do something in a more positive light this time, and share a few of the things I learned from those individuals.
Lessons I Learned From My Exes - Part I
1. Having a genius IQ does not mean that an individual has common sense; there really is a "fine line between genius and insanity" and sometimes that line is barely perceptible.
2. Painting an entire room (floor, walls, ceiling, doors, and window panes) black will not endear you to your landlord, although it may render him speechless... which might be a good thing.
3. The world does not end if you leave the house in mismatched clothes or socks - relax already.
4. Cats do not appreciate rock-n-roll bands jamming in the house no matter how good the music is, and if the walls and floors are vibrating they are likely to burrow under bed quilts.
5. When your partner says that you "don't have the balls" to leave him, show him how much courage your really have - no balls required.
6. No matter how badly you want something to work sometimes it's just not meant to be; know when to let go.
I'm joining the incredible Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
where the cue this week is "EX"
Come and share a story of your own!