So I went to Bali on a holiday with my boyfriend and his family. On the first day I was pissed off at him because I just kept thinking that somewhere on the small and tiny island that was only a few minutes away from me had slept with jake.
In any case day 2 arrived, which lead to me having severe food poisoning where I vomited and had diarrhea for a whole four days. Once my sickness had subsided I had a lovely day which was spent swimming in the ocean and shopping however the next day I was bitten by a savage dog and had to get 9 injections across the rest of the week which was of rabbies, tetinus and immunoglobulin.
Jake decided to get a dragon tattoo on his whole leg, and because of this and the fact I was feeling extreme nausea from the medication I decided to leave and I caught a plane early and came home. Do you think it's a ridiculous reason to break up with someone because of a tattoo? I haven't even seen the tattoo yet but the thought of it makes me ill. To me it means more than a tattoo, it represents rebellion. I think, because of his drug dealing and therefore is other misdemeanor of qualities such as stealing, I have overlooked them because of his caring and sweet nature for example he would clean my wound everyday from my dog bite and never left my side at the hospital. He is the most sweet and caring man I have ever come to known and it's because of this I have continued to love him and stay with him. I pictured us old and frail together, him tending to his garden (as he likes to garden) and me by his side. But to get such a horrific tattoo which clearly represents a sense of resilience and defiance which will be on him for the rest of his life, distorts this picture of us and ultimately means he will be defiant and resilient for the rest of his life to whatever the cause whether it be the law or something else.
All of this time, I have slowly let my morals and values slide whilst keeping my chastity intact, but I think this has finally given me the realization I needed, that whilst you may get along with your partner just fine, morals and values are an important issue in a relationship and cannot be overlooked.
I am happy with Jake and without him I will be half a person, but I must sacrifice this happiness to find a greater happiness capable of sharing my values.