I Dodged a Bullet

Here’s why it’s a good thing it didn’t work out.

Jenny Krueger


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Being single isn’t the end of the world. I know this realization was a shock to me too. Growing up, I constantly felt like it was since I’ve always been the single one in the group.

I felt as if something was wrong with my personality, my looks, or both, which is why I remained single all these years.

The continual reminder that I don’t have a partner would bother me. However, now that I’m in my mid-30s, It doesn’t bug me as much.

Yet, I’ll admit, sometimes I feel bad that I don’t have a boyfriend or that I’m still not married. However, I don’t feel bad to the point that it’s disrupting my mental health.

Not anymore.

What also helps me not feel bad is to look back at times I had the opportunity to be in a relationship and why it’s a good thing it didn’t work out.

For this story, I’m only going to focus on my time with John since he was my first experience with love and my situation with him impacted my life the most.

My First Experience with Love.

We all remember John. He’s the douche canoe who stole my money and blamed it on the cashier overcharging my card. Good times.

He was the guy who I thought was going to be my first boyfriend and who was going to take my virginity.

I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am that it never happened.

John wasn’t boyfriend material because he couldn’t be faithful. He didn’t want to be tied down to just one girl. John wanted them all.

At the very least, have sex with every girl who caught his attention, regardless of his relationship status. When I knew John, he was only interested in money and sex.

So, he was willing to pretend he was in a relationship with a girl to get what he wanted. Once he does, John drops that girl and moves on to his next “victim.”

Here’s Why It Didn’t Work Out.

There are many reasons why I’m fortunate that we never got into a relationship. Yet, the ones I listed below are the most important.



Jenny Krueger

Lifestyle Writer | Chronic Pain Sufferer | Sepsis Survivor | Golden Girls Enthusiast, Las Vegas Fanatic & Horror Movie Lover. https://linktr.ee/jennybwriter