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of a frustrated person
I'll be the first to admit this line of thinking is bonkers. Marriage isn't right for all couples. And, it's not some magical end-goal everyone should strive towards. I've clearly internalized a million Hollywood romcoms that re-enforce these outcomes which sucks because when I stop and think about it, I realize how outdated this line of thinking is. However, it doesn't stop my brain from casting matrimony-minded judgments their way.
I don't know why this gets under my skin so much. It's not like I have a dog in this hunt. It doesn't affect my life either way if they tie the knot. I guess a part of me would feel better knowing that since our relationship didn't work out, that his next relationship is "the one." Maybe it absolves me of guilt or regret because even though we weren't fated to stand the test of time, he found the right girl for him and it definitely wasn't me.
Maybe by seeing them languishing in boyfriend/girlfriend status, he's a lingering question mark in my mind. Maybe we were right for each other and I messed it up? I don't want to think about that. I want them to fall in love and be perfect for each other and get married and then I can rest easy knowing that we were never right for each other and go on my merry way.
Does anyone else do this? Is this weird?