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Failed Relationships- The Gratitude Diaries Week 7

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Failed Relationships- The Gratitude Diaries Week 7 

Well this week has not been an easy one. I have silently suffered with some “virus” which knocked my cortisol levels to six made me sleepy in the day and as a result knocked my sleeping pattern out of wack! Not to worry, this has happened so many times that I have a master plan of how to get back into normality so i’m working on it as I speak.

The week started off with a bang a wonderful 2 year wedding anniversary. I do think I get excited about this! One of the reasons is because from past experience the two year mark was went I was being horribly abused and trying to make an escape plan to get out of the marriage. This time nothing could be more opposite. I am so happy and want to be with my husband always and forever!

A lot of people judged me in the past for my failed relationships, (there were two serious failed relationships before John) but these people really didn’t know the full facts, they did not see the abuse going on. They have no idea what I went through and how strong I was, how kind and forgiving. At the end of the day I had to protect myself and my beautiful baby.

I may be known for failed relationships in the past but how many women stay with their abusers for years and years only to be destroyed in heart, mind and soul! I am proud for leaving unhealthy and damaging relationships in the past and if I’m known for this- I stand tall with my head held high!

When I married John some expressed concerns it would fail but I knew this was right and I’m glad I did what I knew was best.

With this said, I’m grateful for the failed relationships in the past. If they had not happened I would not have my beautiful daughter nor would I have gone down the path that lead me to John. With this in mind, I created my quote for the week.


So I am grateful for my failed relationships. (not the abuse)

I am grateful for 2 years of blissful marriage to my sweetheart John- aka the Mighty Hubster.

I am grateful for non-judgemental friends, the people who did support me when I married John and who helped to make our wedding day as special as it was in 2013. Thank you.

Angela x



    1. Thanks Janine. It’s a lovely quote and I really do believe it! Now my hopes are that my daughter ends up in a healthy relationship when she is an adult! Thanks for sharing about yourself! Angela x

  1. It takes a strong person to leave an unhealthy relationship. Look how happy you are now! Thank you for linking up with #candidcuddles!

    1. Thanks Debs. I think judging others is something people are very good at including myself, but I do try not to these days, as I don’t know the full facts! I have over the years discovered my true friends and they have stuck by me and the others kind of slipped away.

      Angela xx

  2. Peoples judgements of you have nothing to do with you. They are a reflection of themselves. We all learn throgh life and you have clearly learnt strength and showed courage to get out of the relationships you were in. I am so happy to hear about your new relationship. Well done. #anythinggoes

  3. Lovely quote Angela – I always say, what’s meant to be will find a way. I’m glad you left the abusive relationships & are so happy with John. Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles x

  4. So much of what you say resonates with me too. I like who I am today, and I know that part of who I am is a result of my past. I’m glad my failed relationships are over, but I am also proud of the strength it took me to survive them. I’ve made a different choice than you, to remain single rather than risking walking into another abusive situation, but for that, too, I am grateful. I love knowing that I am joyfully single by choice. #AnythingGoes

    1. I totally understand what you say, sometimes as much as it hurts, it is for the best and in months or years to come is gets easier. Some people are happy to stay single and I was, I just got lucky and found John. Thanks for commenting Sadia!

  5. Such an honest and brave post. Leaving and learning from a failed abusive relationship is far better than staying, as they say sometimes you have to kiss many frogs before finding your prince. Happy Anniversary #AnythingGoes linky

  6. Great post. Love the quote too. I’ve been known for failed relationships. Jut finished one actually. I’d like to think it’s just because the right one hasn’t walked into my life yet. One day maybe. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week.

    1. Thanks for commenting Martyn! Sometimes although we dont see it at the time and it brings hurt and pain, breaking up is the right thing to do!

      Angela xx

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