Relationships Are Like Garage Sales
I know that I said that I was taking a break from blogging, however that is hard thing to do right now.
I was on Facebook and someone posted a picture saying that "Relationships are like yard sales. You see stuff you want from afar, but then up close its a lot of shit that you don't want."
That is a true statement. Have you ever found yourself saying you wanted to be with a person and you've gotten to know that person but only to find that it all isn't paradise? It happens more than you think. Many times people will put on a front or charade as if they are one way ; nice, hard working, loving caring, but later on all hell breaks loose and you often wonder what happened.
You've entered into this relationship, under the pretense that the person was a dream come true however, as you settle to the "garage sale" up close you've realized that you've ran into self esteem issues, insecurities, and excess baggage that isn't yours to deal with.
Whenever you're in this situation, the best thing to do is run like hell!!! However, if there is potential there you can try to help this person by getting them to talk to someone and helping them work through it. Showing that person with all the garage junk that you care enough to help them clean the clutter out of their life could be a big step and it could show them that the world isn't all bad. It could also show them that they are worth it as well as the relationship.
The flip side is that the person with the baggage may feel that you saying they need help or you want to help them may make them feel inferior or incapable. If this is a constant struggle, then your best bet is to move on and get out of the relationship. Just simply leave the garage sale before buying anything. Some of the items can contain roaches and honey you don't want roaches in your house. Again, "Relationships are like yard sales. You see stuff you want from afar, but then up close its a lot of shit that you don't want."