God’s direction in failed relationship

When I was in high school, I met a guy who started showing interest in me. He was fun to be with and had a nice car always taking me out. We began dating in college. But my friends and family started seeing things they didn’t like. They thought he was manipulating and controlling. I couldn’t see what they saw. I was blinded by the idea that I was finally someone’s girlfriend. Eventually he told me he loved me. I wasn’t sure I loved him. When he asked me to marry him, I said yes even though our relationship was hard, and we argued a lot. I was not excited, but I told myself I loved him. I think I was in love with the idea of love.

Finally, I started understanding what my family saw. He treated me poorly and did not respect me. He was two faced flirting with other girls when I wasn’t around. I started praying to Jesus about our relationship. We finally broke up, and I was heartbroken wondering if someone would ever love me. But Jesus was there for me. He comforted me, and the Bible taught me that Jesus loves me so much! So, I trusted Him. A couple of years later I met a guy who was totally different. This guy respected me, and my family liked him! I knew I did not have to settle for less. God gave me His best.