LDR… or je ne sais quoi???

So “Long Distance Relationship or Romance?” or just je ne sais quio… one of my girlfriends was arguing with me sometime in October that this was no LDR because we were thousands of miles away from each other and I never went out with him (in Paris). I turned him down and still refuse to see him when he offered to come and visit me here in the US because I’m not quite ready (still warming up). My argument was, it doesn’t matter that there’s that 5,000+ miles between us because a lot of people develop a relationship through the internet and I would like to see how this goes but for now I would like to stay friends and that is a relationship, hence, still an LDR.

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I decided to write about what exactly is an LDR…  for starters, we all know it stands for “long distance relationship”. I wanted to switch the R to “romance” just because… But what is it exactly? Is it an LDR if we haven’t really placed a “label” on this je ne sais quoi. coz we haven’t really… just coz we don’t want to… not just yet… “no pressure just pleasure” is kinda our thing. Well, I kinda like it for now.  Hmmm… doesn’t it sound like something a guy would say? 😉

 

First I’ll break it down…

LD = Long Distance.

Approximately 5,000+ miles of land and water separates us from each other. And the time difference doesn’t make it any easier.

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Relationship means…

  • a connection, association,  or involvement  between individuals
  • an emotional,  romantic. or “passionate attachment between people
  • a romantic or sexual friendship between two people
  • the way in which two or more people or things are connected

 

Romance means…[ romauns, from Old French romans, ultimately from Latin Rōmānicus Roman]… (noun) 1. a love affair, esp an intense and happy but short-lived affair involving young people; 2. love, esp romantic love idealized for its purity or beauty; 3. a spirit of or  inclination for adventure, excitement, or mystery; 4. a mysterious, exciting, sentimental, or nostalgic quality, esp one associated with a place.

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I can tell you that it’s not going to be easy… even with the abundance of different options in tech communication that may bridge the gap. It takes a lot of work, consistency, commitment and  big time TRUST for it to work. I  still don’t trust the guy. I think he’s full of shit…. well, sometimes…   If he weren’t so HOT! lol  I think he’s either married with a wife who lives far from Paris or he has lots of girlfriends or maybe both.  😉   But this is just me being paranoid… he could also just  be single and emotionally unavailable.

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I found this article  on  “3 Things that make long distance relationships stronger“…  It’s very enlightening… and insightful…  as well as this one… “18 little ways you can tell in the first month that your relationship is actually going to last“…  I think this should help you decide if it’s worth investing your time and energy on this LDR before it’s too late.

Anyway, I feel that our connection is undeniable… there’s definitely something going on. We have started early on calling each other endearing names. The ambiguity of our “relationship” is quite unsettling at times but the excitement it brings is  off the charts. I have never met a man who has blown my mind and rocked my world without even touching the tip of my finger. The high I get from our skype sessions stays with me for weeks on end. Oh-em-gee!!! There is a god!!!

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La vie est belle, n’est-ce pas?

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

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Fuckboy…

I don’t know why but this word just crossed my mind… it seemed like the right word to describe Z (my Spring Fling).

I have been thinking about WTH was going on with Z. Was he a Narcissist? A Sociopath? I’m not sure he’s that bad.

Then, I checked out the Urban dictionary… I’ll just paraphrase and put together what people thought best describes a “fuckboy”.

 

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Hey, you up? No, I’m going to sleep forever just to avoid you. Bye!

 

I haven’t even heard of anyone using the term before. How did I think of it… and it’s actually a word?!?! LOL

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A fuckboy hopefully prepares us for the next adventure. He opens our eyes and helps us realize that we deserve better. We know our worth, and the standards that we need to set for our future relationships… so how do we end up with a poser? How do we miss the signs? We just have to be more careful and watch out for those blinders.

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Incidentally, I just watched the movie “Spread” starring Ashton Kutcher who’s a typical fuck boy in the movie. He’s young, charming and handsome, living the good life in Hollywood by giving rich, older women plenty of what they want: Great SEX!

 

I actually thought of telling Z to watch it and maybe he might learn a trick or two from Ashton to up his game coz it seems to me that he’s used to catching anchovies… not big fishes…  He just lost a big fish (moi)…  he has no clue when he’s already got a diamond in his hand. He really screwed up big time. But I am so glad I managed to get out when I did. He could’ve done major damage and jeopardized my job. Or maybe he’s really not that bad. Either that or he really doesn’t play the big leagues. Needless to say, I’m grateful that I got off unscathed. Almost!

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Bottom line, the fuckboy is now part of our past. Don’t look back. He is now someone we used to know. He no longer has a place in our hearts and our minds. We have taken back control. Now let us move on.

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If you have no idea if you’re with a fuckboy, check this out… 30 Signs You Are Dating A Fuckboy.

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

 

Puppet Master

 

When I just started dating Z (my Spring fling), there was something about him that scared me. I wasn’t sure if it was him or me but  I guess it was just the dynamics.

There was a way he initially talked to me that made me feel like I couldn’t say no to him. I didn’t understand why but it was like a hardship on my part to turn him down. Looking back. I don’t know how we didn’t end up not having sex. I thank God for that. We had instances where we got really close but I was firm and said I wasn’t ready and he listened.

 

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I feel broken hearted. I know I was the one who broke it off… who asked him to leave me alone many times. But now that he actually listened and stopped calling me, I realized that I miss(?) him and I actually like him more than I thought I did… more than I should have.

I know he’s not good for me… there are so many deal breakers.  I have decided from the beginning that this is something that is not going to last. But I should have know better. I couldn’t handle my emotions. Why did I even bother?

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

Once you go Black… really?

Zohan was the first black guy I ever dated. I won’t mince my words, he turned into an @$$hole almost immediately when we started dating. He was hot and cold and shady and got me all confused. But he’s a very different person at Ground Zero… almost everyone liked him there. He’s very charming, a great listener and he seems to be there for people. That’s how I fell for him. I’ve known him since last year but I wasn’t really talking to him. He wasn’t my type even though I did think he was kinda cute. But I had a moment where I was down and vulnerable and I guess he saw that window of opportunity. He swooped in and took advantage of it like a real player playing a fiddle. He was there for me (so I thought) and we got close and that was the beginning of the end. Ugh!

Anyway, I can’t explain what happened. He turned out to be very manipulative, a sweet talker, a “breadcrumber”, a liar and a taker. The exact opposite of what he was selling when we started going out. Initially, he seemed quite interested in what I want. He kept on asking what made me happy, what my hobbies were, what I wanted coz he says he was a “pleaser”… and I would spare you all the graphic stuff but you know where I’m going. I think he’s just used to women who don’t mind being treated like dirt and I warned him that I don’t put up with crap and I guess he thought I was kidding. End of story.

 

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No way! Master Yoda, too???!!!

 

 

 

So I can’t say I had a bad run yet. But I won’t write them all off. As I told him, I’m color blind. I didn’t date him coz he was Black. I liked him for who he was til he showed me his true colors.

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I felt that he was so confident that once I got a taste of his tool that I’d be begging for more. I think that’s his experience with other women. They didn’t care being treated like dirt for as long as they get more of the “drug” he offered. That made him more friggin’ cocky. Like he is God’s gift to women.  Ugh!!! I actually felt curious and almost dared to prove him wrong. Actually, prove the cliché wrong that “Once you go black… “. But that meant that it’ll benefit him too and give him bragging rights so I gave it a No-Go.

I actually felt a little curious just coz he talked (bragged) about it a little too much… and I almost dared to prove him wrong. Actually, wanted to prove the cliché wrong that “Once you go black…” But one night when we were together, he said to me, “I get what I want.” He said it matter of factly. It wasn’t a serious conversation but it stuck and I thought to myself. “I get what I want, too. And screw you! You won’t get a piece of this.” And I stood by it.

 

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Part of me still fantasizes about how it would be like with Zohan. But I think that he’s only good in my fantasy. I honestly think he’s a dud considering the few times we were together, I think he’ll just go straight to it and won’t even bother “pre-heating the oven” if you get what I mean. He’s one of those dudes who doesn’t wanna be bothered with those amatory preludes coz they feel their dick is big enough to rock your world.

 

Now that he sparked my curiosity about black dudes I really wanna prove if the cliché is true. But I may be setting myself up into a trap that I might not be able to get out of.

I just hope that I’ll meet one who’s also big on integrity like myself. Who is honest and nice and won’t be playing games. I’m a big girl, I think I can handle it.

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

 

Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément!

After the disastrous experience I had with Zohan, I felt like it left a bad taste in my mouth. It’ll take time before I start dating again. I feel like I lost confidence in myself as far as trusting people… men in particular.

How can I be so blind and gullible?! STOP!!! I’m back in this cycle of being harsh to myself. That is not my affirmation.  It’s not my fault that there are people who are good at being so fake and manipulative… who just want to take advantage of others.  Moving forward, I just have to be smarter and trust my gut.

Around the time we were seeing each other the Universe sent me messages…. plenty actually. But  I chose not to listen. I was so drawn to him for some reason.  (I wrote about it in Puppet Master.) Then the Universe started throwing bricks… still  I was back and forth. Then the Universe intervened one day. Abruptly,  if I may say. Call it Divine intervention. What a relief it was for me. You have no idea. I was totally saved by the bell. Things could’ve made a turn for the worse for me.

 

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Today I turn a new leaf. The Universe sent me a new message thru Abraham Hicks “Let your soul mate in: Being true to yourself“.  The message… Nothing is happening to you, it is all invited by you. You invited them through your ATTENTION to them. Now you are aware that you are the “Inviter‘ of these things that happen to you. Next move is for you to go on a rampage of SELECTIVE SIFTING that would say “I’m going to find my 10 favorite things about this person/thing/situation that I find myself focused on”. For example, if you ponder on a lover/ relationship, find 10 fave things about that person then you’ll  just focus on things that are positive. This will set the TONE so that only things like your favorite things will come into your vibrational range.

 

 

Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément! (BLIND DATE)

 

Blind Date (French title: Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément) is a 2015 French romantic comedy film directed by and starring Clovis Cornillac. The film also stars Mélanie Bernier, Lilou Fogli and Philippe Duquesne. It won the audience award at the 19th annual COLCOA French Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Best First Film award at the 2015 Cabourg Film Festival.   SOURCE: Wiki

 

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Today, I watched this movie. No, I still haven’t changed my mind about dating anytime soon… though I would be open to a blind date when the time comes. However, I thought, these two people were too scared to go find love but they found each other though separated by a wall. It was pretty odd but it was perfect in their own way. Don’t they say the movies is a reflection of real life?

Now that I am in a state of increased awareness, I’ll use that to my advantage.  I’ll be more conscious of the thoughts that occupy my mind and make a more conscious decision to focus on the 10 favorite things about people or situations so I can always set the tone and keep it that way.

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

 

Size doesn’t matter…

Whilst I was still seeing Zohan, we had some back and forth about penis size. I told him I’ve never dated anyone who bragged about his dick so much. Well, he kept insinuating that I couldn’t handle it. Whatever! Ugh! (I mentioned in a previous post that he does have Big Hands),

 

Zohan: Have you ever been with a black guy?
Me: No.
Zohan: Um, ok (smile naughty — I think)
Me: What’s up? What does that mean?
Zohan: Nothing. Just asking.
Me: Nope. You were smiling funny.  That meant something. What???
Zohan: Well, ok. Just wanted to say you’re missing out… (chuckles)
Me: Excuse you. Missing out on what? I’ve heard that cliche before, if that’s what you mean and I think it’s overrated. And, I haven’t been with a black guy coz I haven’t met one that I liked.
Zohan: Okay… (smiles and chuckles)
Me: No, really. It’s all the same to me. And I’m color blind.
Zohan: So you’re saying if I were this small (holding his pinky out) that you wouldn’t mind?
Me: Nope. Size doesn’t matter. Fit matters.
Zohan: What does that even mean???
Me: Well, even if you have a big dick if you don’t know how to pleasure a woman,  then what’s the point? Meanwhile, if you have a small to average dick there’s a chance you might try to compensate.
Zohan: rolls his eyes
Me: I win! 🙂

 

Our conversations were a little tongue in cheek and I enjoyed it… as much as he made me blush… a lot! He didn’t make it sound bad or dirty. I would end up rolling my eyes so much it gave me a headache… lol 🙂   and I think he really thought it was cute… haha

 

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My argument was, “Size doesn’t matter, fit matters“… then I found this quote that I’ve never heard before… It makes sense. If you think about it, even if it fits but if the captain can’t stay in the port long enough, it’ll piss you off… lol   It does make sense, right?

 

 

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We would’ve been a good match. We talked about sex a lot. It was obvious that we both loved sex. Too bad we didn’t get a chance to show each other how mindblowing it would’ve been.

But I have no regrets, with his performance in making out in the car, I didn’t think I missed out on something big. Especially not on the kissing part. If you think about your ex when a guy kisses you, that should be a sign… haha

 

 

Long story short, I never gave him a chance to prove that I couldn’t handle his dick. He was a talker and I decided that he didn’t deserve me. I was too good for him.

He has been stalking me coz I gave him a snippet of some of my magic 😉 …  “mind blowing ” stuff indeed. His words, not mine.  I never gave him a chance to show me some of his tricks coz he spent his time yapping when he could’ve acted on it. Obviously, he wasn’t good in the game.

 

Studies have shown that out of a broad range of penis features, the size is one of the least important things to women. More important to women than the size of their partener’s penis was its cosmetic appearance and the appearance of pubic hair. 

Only women who were easily and frequently able to experience vaginal orgasms showed a significant preference towards men with larger penises. So, for most women, the length of your penis has absolutely no influence on your skills as a lover.

Penises which are too large are a turn off … Men with big penises reading this may have gotten this far and still maintained a happy level of smugness. Well, this might wipe the smile off their faces, because it turns out that flaccid penises over 7.6cm ( 2.9in) were actually ranked as being unattractive by females. So next time you’re in a changing room, peering sideways at the member of the man next to you – remember, comparing yourself to other men isn’t helpful! Penises come in all shapes and sizes, and the length doesn’t have much influence on the pleasure you can give your partner. If you really want to make sure you’re a Casanova in the bedroom; embrace your natural penis size and google ‘CLITORIS’ instead. — (SOURCEWhy Size Doesn’t Matter)

I found this interesting article that you might want to check out… Can a Penis Be Too Big for Your Vagina?

 

So what do you think?

Does size matter?

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

 

To the left… To the left…

I’m done!

You probably think I’m like the boy who cried wolf but I really am done. I’ve decided that this is it and I have to move on and focus on my priorities. I do not like the person I have become. I feel like I’m second guessing myself, feeling like I’m losing my sanity and being a biatch coz of frustration. My school and work are both affected and I can’t stop thinking and/or talking about him.  This is not what I signed up for. So yes, I am so done with this.

I knew from the get-go that this was not going anywhere but I still took a leap and gave it a chance. I didn’t realize it was going to turn out like this. I should’ve listened to my gut early on. I said I wasn’t going to settle. I am not! It’s not too late.

 

So why did I give him so many chances? I don’t think I liked him that much. There were so many deal breakers to begin with.

Adam LoDolce broke it down for me…

Let’s talk about introspection and resilience…

 

A good relationship does not require resiliency.

Sometimes ending something is more courageous than pushing through it.

 

Take a moment of introspection…  Have you been too resilient when you noticed that the relationship was going South? The women who are ultimately successful in finding love are the ones who are not resilient when they met the wrong guy. They had the courage to stand up, realize that the situation is just wrong and move on with their lives. Every minute you stay in a bad relationship is a minute of your life wasted where you could have been available for the right relationship. ~~~ Adam LoDolce

 

 

 

  • She’s a people pleaser.
  • Fear of the unknown — rather have a current shitty situation than taking a risk.
  • She loves to try to fix people.
  • She finds tumultuous relationships far more exciting than healthy (fulfilling) relationships
  • He’s using leverage and he’s threatening you.

 

I have decided that I will no longer waste a single minute of my life moping about this. I made a big mistake and I should stop beating myself up.

Lesson learned.

Turn a new leaf.

Move forward.

Next…

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

 

 

Ground Rules (for Dating)

 

It is important in every relationship that ground rules are established from the very beginning and those clear boundaries are set. This would be a great guide for a person to decide whether to stay and move forward or move on.

 

 

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I don’t remember how many times I have asked Zohan to leave me alone in the short time we have been dating.  I guess he wasn’t taking me that seriously coz he knew how much I liked him and my heart was really torn. I hate that I was so easily swayed by this extremely charming man. Ugh!!! Again and again, he asks me to stop and give him a chance. I told him if I do decide to do this we’ll have to establish some ground rules. He says, “Bring it on. Give me a list.

I thought about it and ended up with 10 ground rules. These are the basic ingredients in a relationship but I tweaked it a little bit to honor my needs. These are some of the things I listed though I did break it down for him.

 

1. Trust & Honesty …  transparency and developing a friendship. Giving each other “Space & Privacy”.
2. Integrity … honoring your word. More action less talk.
3. Communication …  keeping an open line of communication, listen attentively and be able to talk to each other respectfully.
4. Compromise… making it “win-win”.
5. Respect… Accept. Don’t judge. Let be. Let grow.
6. Safety & Security… I need to feel safe not just physically but emotionally and  mentally… and I do not want to jeopardize my relationships, my education, my job, or sanity.
7. Dating … making sure we find room for QT  somewhere in our very busy schedules.
8. No Pressure… Just plain unadulterated FUN… respect individual priorities. And fun actually means F-U-N… not s-e-x.
9. Taboo topics… money, religion, politics. SEX with me. (til I’m ready)
10. Ground Zero… be more discrete. Less contact.

I was back and forth about giving him the list. I was waiting for us to have alone time where I can get his undivided attention. At the same time, I think I didn’t do it because deep inside I felt like I didn’t even want to give him the list anymore. I felt it wasn’t worth it anymore coz the butterflies in my tummy were becoming more and more unpleasant.

I’ve been thinking… Do I really want to give him these many chances? What’s the point of this since I make attempts at moving on almost every week? That must tell you something. Right? Listen to your gut, b#tch! Tough love! What’s wrong with you?!!!

But every time we talked he does compromise though… then I go back to square one. 😦  I noticed that he seemed to be the kind of person who tries to test limits. I did give him clear boundaries and I called him out whenever he gets close to crossing it. The good thing is he seems to listen and he does back off a bit so I gave him props for that.

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As I mentioned, I started writing this list for Zohan then I kept on tweaking it based on what I feel is important to me for a relationship to keep going… growing… to honor my authentic self. I decided that I had to start trusting myself. I have made enough excuses for him… for me…  I said I won’t settle but it was obvious that as long as I keep seeing him I was settling for less than I deserved. I deserve to be treated better than that.  It’s time that I choose to honor myself and my intuition… to open my eyes, take off those blinders.

So I decided, whether or not I gave it to him, it would be a good list to keep. It might come in handy for the next one that comes along…

and hopefully, I’ll do better…

Moving on…

 

 

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile