I am sick of being the Turnaround Girlâ„¢.
What is the Turnaround Girlâ„¢ you ask? She’s the one who is a really fantastic catch herself, and seems to end up with nothing but idiots. This is because of her innate ability to make her partner feel fabulous about himself, and in return, he turns into a fully datable member of the male species.
The problem is, while Turnaround Girlâ„¢ is dating a guy, she’s putting up with all the bullshit he came into the relationship with. The jackassery, the low self-confidence, the baggage, the complete lack of skill in bed. But instead of seeing all this and running screaming like so many before her, she sees the diamond in the rough. And polishes it up. And by the time that is done, she’s usually so covered in coal dust herself, that the diamond has lost any appeal.
But he’s completely turned around and is a fabulous catch for whoever dates him next. Great. Most of the time he even calls a few months later to thank her for making him realize what a better man he’s become.
Can’t I just have someone after they’ve had their turnaround relationship? Someone who knows what their best self is, and wants to be that for me? Is that too much to ask?