By Laura Smilski
“How thankful I am today, to know that all my past struggles were necessary for me to be where I am now.” ~Unknown
I met my ex-boyfriend, let’s call him Derek, through work. We were introduced through mutual co-workers, and then we hit it off and began dating.
We had a connection right away, partly based on physical attraction, but also we laughed a lot together, and I felt cared for by him.
We lived in different cities at the time, but would see each other every other weekend. We dated this way for a year and then talked about moving in together.