Heed This Advice

It is amazing just how small of a world this is. I work as a maid and am a senior in high school. I had a major crush on this guy from a different school for about five months, and recently just started dating him. The first day we were dating I had to clean this girl's room who, after talking with her, I found had dated the same guy! She told me to be careful with him because they had dated for two weeks, and then after that, he had dumped her for his ex. I don't mean to be rude, but I thought I was a lot prettier than she was, so I figured I might have a better chance of holding onto him than she had. So, I basically ignored her warning. Well, last night it was official. We had been going out for two weeks, and he had been more perfect than anyone I had ever met. Then, out of the blue, he told me that he wasn't ready for a relationship right now. I was totally shocked. I mean, two nights before he had just told me that I was perfect and everything he could ever ask for. Yes, I know this was a little extreme, but it was great to hear nonetheless. I asked him if his ex had anything to do with it. He said yes, that they were going back out! I couldn't believe it! I had gone through the exact same thing that my client had warned me about with the same guy! I came out of this relationship feeling very shallow and ignorant, but I did learn to trust other girls whether you want to or not.

— Cora, 18

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