Goodness knows plenty of girls have spent several nights in a row singing along to Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” after breaking with their boyfriends.
A multiple-night saga of sing-along-heartbreak may soothe broken hearts for a few nights; but most people know a cole who eventually did get back together.
Repeat-daters get a lot of flack for going back to a relationship that didn’t work out the first time, but since when have girls been expected to try on a pair of shoes just once before buying them?
My current boyfriend and I have dated off and on for the past year and a half — this is our third time dating.
The first time I had a conversation with him was actually in a letter, and he called me Sister Despain.
Yes, I was on my mission.
I served in the Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission, and had been out for a few months when I got a letter from my best friend saying a guy she knew at school was going to be writing me soon.
His letter came the next week and we eventually became good friends as we managed to write for my last year out.
Meeting each other at school for the first time was like Christmas, and we ended getting together a week later.
After a month or so, he came over one night to tell me that he was leaving in the morning. For three months.
He had applied to be an Especially for Youth counselor without telling anyone, and had finally heard back.
Long-distance is one thing, but doing it while one of you is an EFY counselor is even worse.
My life became a regular Nicholas Sparks movie, and it turns out being one of his characters isn’t as glamorous as it may seem on the big screen.
Ever since last spring we have been battling long-distance, and things are just now starting to work out for the long-haul. Relationships are complicated and life is unpredictable.
If there is one thing I have learned about love, it’s that God has a plan for everyone and it’s based on His timing.
In the past year I have gained a lot of wisdom about my experiences.
I now recognize several ways that God has prepared us both so that our relationship can work out this time.
Coles try each other on and take some time to figure each other out and see if it’s something they want to invest in.
It might take a few tries and a change in circumstances to make it work — but that’s alright.
There are some of us who won’t be singing along to Taylor Swift, because we were meant to get back together.
I’ll never know how I got so lucky.