A while ago I was introduced to the concept of the wrecking ball soulmate. It was around the time that my relationship was coming to an end with my own wrecking ball soulmate.  It's a perfect way to describe what that relationship was for me. You know, the kind that hits you like a tornado and leaves a path of mass destruction in its wake. 

Now that some time has passed and I can look back more clearly I realize how much I gained in that process. It challenged my beliefs (made me realize that there are ones I have that I can't compromise), it made me sit deep in feelings I hadn't had for years - good feelings, happy feelings. It made me question who I am and how I want to be in a relationship. 

It made me know to the core of my soul that no man is ever going to be the boss of me again. I believe that true, equal partnerships can be formed. I finally know my worth and my value - and that knowledge is not dependent on what anyone else thinks of me. I needed to learn those lessons. 

I also firmly believe that there are really, really good men out there. I was raised by one, I am raising one. 

I had a long conversation with a childhood friend today. We talked about relationships, life, horses, kids... the whole thing. I filled her in on the last year of my life and we laughed at some of the tragedies and celebrated the wins. Because that's what good friends do - find the funny and lift you up. This tribe I have.... it's insane. I don't know how I would ever survive without them, and I'm so thankful for every single member . Sharing life stories, sorting out things, laughing and feeling peace with her was my moment of happiness today. 

Published by Melissa Ramsay