So you think you’re the fairy godmother/godfather and you can just wave your magic wand and make someone the perfect partner? You can’t resist dating a work in progress can you? You’ll be their hero and save them. All they need is a little TLC, right? WRONG!! Who’s the work in progress? Well …
- are they overweight and really insecure about it?
- are they an ass?
- are they their own worst enemy, self-sabotaging themselves all the time?
- are they always getting into some sort of trouble?
- do they have an addiction?
- they can’t hold down a steady job?
- they fail at everything they try at?
- do they think that the whole world is out to get them?
- do they always have a get rich quick scheme?
- are they always hitting you up for cash?
- do they have trouble prioritizing things?
- are they not over their previous relationship?
- do they have heavy baggage?
- their social graces leave a lot to be desired?
- do they tell bad jokes and call it a sense of humor?
- do you wonder if they were dropped on their head several times as a child?
- they don’t keep their word.
You get the picture of what dating a work in progress is … so you gonna save them? You know you wanna … all they need is a little love … all they need is a little help getting on their feet … all they need is YOU!! You can save them from themselves. You LOVE that they need you. You want to turn that work in progress into your own miracle. Well, I’m here to tell you to get back into your pumpkin Cinderella … you’re not the Fairy Godmother and you never will be. Harsh? No way. I’ve been there done that, more than once – until I learned my lesson – the hard way.
Dating a Work in Progress – Why You Should Stay Away!
One horoscope profile of mine even spelled it out – apparently I have a “hero” complex. But I’m not the only one. Most girls want to turn that bad boy good just for her. They want to help a guy get on his feet and be proud of his accomplishments. They want to date that fat guy while he’s trying to lose weight and help him with his confidence. But you know what? You’re wasting your time. Why? Well, because more often than not these same guys you help fulfill their full potential will most likely dump your ass when they reach their goals because you know why? In their mind they can do better now that they have more to offer.
I am speaking from personal experience. I am also speaking from many other women’s personal experience. I am sure the same is true for men as well. You need to find someone who is whole. The whole “finding your other half” is total BS. You need to be a complete person who is seeking another complete person. You need to have your shit together and find someone who has their shit together as well. What does that look like? Well, I’ll tell you.
Dating Someone Who Is Whole
Someone who is whole looks something like this …
- regardless of their weight and looks they are confident and not insecure about it.
- they are respectful and polite to everyone, especially you.
- they are ambitious and always setting goals and working hard to achieve them.
- they don’t get into legal trouble.
- they aren’t addicted to any substance – including drugs and alcohol.
- they are gainfully employed in a steady job.
- they meet the personal goals they set for themselves.
- they don’t blame others for their troubles and take responsibility for their actions.
- they don’t waste their time on silliness.
- they don’t ask you for money, especially for daily necessities.
- they know how to prioritize things in life, especially putting you first.
- they have resolved all their previous relationship issues.
- they have very light baggage if any at all.
- they aren’t someone you are embarrassed to bring to a party.
- they know that a sense of humor isn’t about telling jokes but about situational and experiential things.
- they seem like a normal functional human being.
- they always keep their word.
So there you go. You want a healthy relationship then think twice about dating a work in progress. I know it’s nice to feel needed, but be needed for the right reasons by the right person. Relationships should be mutually beneficial. By dating a person who is whole and functional then chances are more likely that you won’t have all the drama and the inevitable heartbreak that comes with dating a work in progress.
You deserve to be happy! You deserve not to be used! You deserve not to be dumped for the next best thing.
Have you ever dated a work in progress? What happened? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
Your Sister in Dating Bliss,
Single Dating Diva
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