Just broke up with my boyfriend of 5 years. He is my first, and my last. I think I’m going to remain single the rest of my life. Life is so much more peaceful that way. Guy is crazy. His mother openly disrespects me and he expects me to live under the same roof with that woman. I have been studying hard to be able to afford to migrate out of here and be far away from his troublesome family. When I suggest buying a house of our own to start a family, he claims I have a typical Singaporean mentality and I’ll never be happy.

Why would I want to live under the same roof with his mother knowing my life will be hell daily. And what’s wrong in buying our own house? Seems like he wants to hide under his mother’s skirt forever. I even suggested at the very least we perhaps could buy our own house and live nearby both our parents. He doesn’t like the idea. He expects me to sit around at home and be a housewife and slave off for his family and him. What’s the point of my degree. I had dreams and aspirations.

Nowadays, he uses vulgarities on me in every single sentence. He then blames it on his smoking addiction. I felt it was about time for me to walk out of the relationship. I’ll never be happy. First it was his family who disrespects me, now he’s openly disrespecting me as well. Luckily it’s not too late. Not like I am engaged or married or whatever. Life is too short to give up on your dreams and aspirations for someone else. I’m heartbroken, yes. But more than anything I am angry.

Why bother doing my degree if I’m going to sit around at home looking after his parents all day. If they were nice people, that’ll be a different story. But they’re not worth my time nor energy. My fellow women, give respect where it’s reciprocated. Walk away from someone who doesn’t care about your feelings. It’s better to be alone than be with the wrong person.

Too bad I won’t get back the past 5 years.

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