A Winding Road Of Love, And Reality.

A brief tale of us.

In the summer of 2008 I was in a very bad place and time in my life. The prior few months had left me near death....literally. I was in jail, then rehab, then court, then mental hospitals....all because my highschool sweetheart who became my wife had finally left me. I broke down. I lost it all. No caring whether I lived or died, and searching for an end to the misery. I was truly alone. Dias de los muertos.

One day (like a true nerd) I googled suicide and its affects on loved ones. That search lead me here to EP. Thank God! One simple click of a mouse and a sign up and looking back, it was one of the best things to ever happen to me. Sparing you the details and moving right along, one day a woman commented on my tattoo that I have on my right leg. And there it was....the genesis of us. I'm glad I was not too anon on this site. If I had been I would not have posted the pic and we might not have been.

We shared small talk, and it grew. We realized that we lived 2600 miles away from one another, but we kept talking. Everyday. Every night. We learned, we yearned and we formed a bond. So different are we, but similar. Opposites from different worlds. She is the small town PA girl, and I am the big city L.A. boy. But it just worked, it made sense. She flew out to see me for the first time. The next time we saw each other was going to be the spawn of something crazy. Amidst all of my flaws and personal demons, this woman loved me anyway. I think she always wanted herself a Los Angeles bad boy. Well, she would end up getting her wish. Pocos pero locos. 

So, in a panic (sparing you some of our intimate details) after we had met for a week long vacation in SoCal together months prior, I flew to PA to be with her. And thus it became a trend, unfortunately. I would fly out for a few weeks at a time, and then come back to SoCal. We were not stable at all. The timing must have been off and other life aspects were in the way. We struggled like this for the rest of the year as her and I lived together in our cute little house in small town U.S.A. But eventually I went back to California because the stress on us had become too much. We were apart again. Mylanta is now being consumed at record levels.

During this time our bond was never broken. There was always something missing without her. I tried to move on even. It failed! Nobody compares to her. Never has. At the end of 2009, we decided to give it a go one more time. It was awesome. She came out to SoCal to meet my friends and family for the first time, and we spent another week in SoCal just having all kinds of fun. That picture in my profile of us was taken at Huntington Beach. Surf city baby! Then we went back to Pennsylvania. To start our life together once again. I can't believe we made it this far. But we hit another road block, and this one was self made. I ended up back in SoCal after a pretty sad incident for us. I was numb. How can we keep going breakup to makeup so often. We are old! Not dumb *** high school kids. Though we were acting like it. I think I even made a song playlist about it all. See!?

Being back here in Cali for the last few months has been humbling. Once again something is missing. Bad things are happening to me here and I am alone. Sure, as ever, I have my friends here. But a time comes in a mans life where he should wake up, grow up and get things moving. Having said that, MegJgeM and EricS are back together. We have been, but I have not been able to fly back home to PA due to some....legal incidents out here in SoCal. Oh don't worry she loves bad boys! Hahaha.... But in the coming days I will be going back to her, and when I do, I never look back. We have plans to marry as we realize that one way or another, one form or another MegjgeM and EricS are supposed to be. Fate has linked us and so it shall be. I get to marry the love of my life and my best friend. I feel bad for taking so long....but the small town girl always gets her big city boy. 

This is just a very, very, brief tale of us. I could write a novel with all the **** we have been through. At the end of the day, the Experience Project has saved my life, my REAL life, and gave me an amazing woman to share it with. Our EP love story is unique, because we are! We are the "Real lives, Real Experiences" that the site claims to be about. Sure others have met here, and more will too. But MegJgeM and EricS wrote the book on how to live a real life and go through hell, only to come out of it stronger and better than ever. This is a brief tale of a love that began on this site and grew in reality. We could have easily been one of those sad "online couples" who never take the leaps to have something real. But we made it happen, we always have. We have been more real life than online and we have to receipts, scars and recipes to prove it. 

After two years it appears that our life, in the midst of my current struggles, is coming together where it needs to be. Thank you, Megan. I love you and can't wait to have a fruitful rest of our years together. We hit the ground running and we look at the genesis of us and smile. We made it. We finally made it.....

....just don't let me **** it up!  

That is a brief tale of a couple of real people that use the Experience Project and a small telling of how we became. Our genesis. 
EricS EricS
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31 Responses Jul 13, 2010

*stumbled and found this story yet again* Eric, I hope you are well :-( but I worry you are not.....

I stumbled upon this story tonight.......and now that we have 3 years behind us, I wonder what is next?<br />
I love you and cannot wait to find out.......

Thanks! =) <br />
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Finally you comment. =P

You are indeed lucky to have found each other. The connection is deserved and right in so many ways :) I wish you the best of luck on this new chapter!

Why thank you! <br />
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Thanks for taking the time to read this. =)

Haha....yeah it is about time. =) <br />
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Fate just won't let us be apart, and I've stopped fighting it. So, here we go! Off to the land of minivans and tax breaks.

It's about time you guys got hitched, you knuckleheads, lol! You know I've always had a soft spot for Meg and Eric. I know another Meg and Eric in real life but, not the same! Posers, lol!

^-------Loves you Mr. S

Thank you Mrs. Whip. =P <br />
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Well I remember when some member of EP made a story about so-called "EP power couples" and it amused me to read and Meg and I were not mentioned. Amusing because we are among the few that are a real life couple who met here!

Thanks, VFP! I know why we are your all time favorite couple here: because outside of Mello and blue we are the only ones who made a real attempt to be real. <br />
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We lived together, we split, we did it again and did not give up. We know it's right. <br />
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Thank God we are not just those e-couples who never did anything about it. So, we are the epitome of a couple who started on EP but made it in real life! Sorry for sounding bitter, but so many so-called couples on EP are a sham and total bullshit. MegJgeM and EricS did the real thing. And it insults both of us to see the e-couples proclaiming love when its disrespects what her and I have worked so hard for.

Why thank you. <br />
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I am not sure I am lucky per se. Just blessed in this regard. I still have DUI to contend with and a myriad of other issues. I'm just glad she is by my side for it all.

Thank you, SB.

You know me I love a LOVE story and we each have our own, Thanks for sharing yours & Meg's.<br />
It's the hard times as well as the good times that make or break us as a couple. It's learning from those times and moving forward on your journey together that count =)<br />
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Oh yea Eric - dont **** it up !! LOL

Thank you, YoY! <br />
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Dates to be announced. =)

awwww yay!! I'm happy for you two =)

Excuses! =P

Hahahahahaha My bad! I was ummm possessed >:)

Can you imagine what it looked like in person? Sheesh. <br />
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But I'm mad at you Tummie, you beat me with a belt! =P

I was here to witness all this on EP. So I'm definitely rooting for you both!

I hope so too. <br />
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She's been a beacon of light in a pretty dark last couple of years for me.

I hope i can be as lucky as you and find someone to be with.

I thought you'd get a kick out of it. =)

Why thank you Mr. S!

Thanks, mouse that lives in the book storage facility.

Eloquent in your brevity, kind sir. ;-)

:o)P**********

:-)

I feel like such a jackass! I would have been back home by now and we'd be well on our way but I had a small legal hassle here, so I had to stay back for a bit. <br />
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However, soon I am on a flight or a train (depending on how they let me travel) and we shall do some more picture posting as a married couple. =)

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Oh Hunni. Our story has brought me to tears....but happy tears of course. You told our story beautifully, and now all we have to do is post our wedding pic when you get home :-) I love you Papi!

Thank you, Pamster.