Today I was telling a girl from my work about my relationship history. After talking casually about my past two boyfriends, I mentioned my ex girlfriend. Silence, eye contact. Then she smiled, 'that's so lovely,' she said, 'are you wanting to date more girls?' and I said, 'yes, I want to marry one.' And she asked what made it better, and it said it's like dating your best friend, and she smiled at me and I felt okay for once. My love story sounded pretty when I explained the jungle and sunny beaches. I get so sick of handing people pieces of my heart; it's nice when someone finally appreciates how much it hurts, but how important it is to you all the same.