Where’s the Effort?

And then there was one

via Daily Prompt: Casual

Today’s daily prompt made me think about a text I just got from someone who caused me much pain. It was innocent enough and did not reek of getting back together but I have chosen to not respond, not open the door and not devalue myself by allowing him to believe what he did was okay and that I was okay with it. It was not. If you wanted me from the beginning you would have made the effort to keep me relevant and not disappear, hide, breakup (more than once), etc.

One thing I have learned about dating nowadays is that there seems to be less and less effort put into an existing relationship or even starting one for that matter. Now there is nothing wrong with a woman asking a man out – I am totally on board with that – but there is…

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