I Will Not Settle Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    I'd Rather Be Alone

    I don't know about you but when I say to myself "I will not settle again.", my first afterthought is, "What is so great about me that I feel entitled to 'hold out' for someone I perceive as perfect for me?" Now, that is probably my low self-esteem talking, but regardless of...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Aug 9, 2011

    Settle? That's What Food Does In Transit!

    I am not potato chips at the bottom of a bag, I am a beautiful woman with a myriad of hopes and wishes. My partner should want me to get them, in turn I want them to get their wishes. Nobody ever should "settle for second best" either.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2008

    I Waited Too Long

    There is no way I would settle for the first girl that smiled at me after two and a half years, although she would have been happy about that, lol!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 31, 2011

    I will honour myself this year.

    Every since my first love broke my heart, I find myself settling in relationships I truly don't want. At first impression, I knew the males I've had in my life were not what I wanted. But as I got to know them, I felt...who am I to judge? What about their story? Well, what about...
    proverbs3125 proverbs3125
    26-30, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    She's had a lot of things happen in her life

    lately. A falling out with her best friend and her brother. Business issues. Her adult daughter has moved out of the house. But, she's been talking down to me. She's been treating me with disdain. She won't speak openly with me about it. Is it time to leave?
    DefineItFromNow DefineItFromNow
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I Want It All Or I Will Do It Alone

    I have finally figure out that I like myself and I don't need to settle for second best.  If I have to walk this path called life alone I will, but I will not settle for second best.  I will develop friends to make it through life because committing to someone and then...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2008


    Not gonna happen. This time I think it out, this time I make sure we are compatible, this time I will be happy! I will not settle again... say it with me people... NEVER AGAIN!
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2009

    Lesson Learned

    I did it once. I married him. I'll never do it again. I didn't know any better back then. I thought this was what love was. He loved me, and in my mind, he was the only one who ever would, so I had to marry him. Who else could possibly want me. I locked him in. I didn't...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2011
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