Triple The Trouble

Hi, my name is Denise. I have read a lot of disasters, but there is nothing worse than this one. I was dating this guy on and off for a short while. During our first month together, he came out and said we weren't spending enough time together. In an attempt to save the relationship, I asked him if he wanted to do something that night. He told me to meet him at his house at 7:00. This guy always talked about how he hated cheating because he got cheated on so many times. He said he would never do it because his dad cheated on his mom, so he knew how much it hurts. It was a little before 7:00 when I went to meet him at his house. He always told me to just walk in, so I did. I heard screams coming from the basement. I didn't think anything of it because his friends are always there with different girls all the time. I walked down to the basement only to find that it was my boyfriend and another girl who were screwing and making all the noise. So, of course, I flipped right out. He saw me and pushed his arms down. I wondered why he did that, so I went and pulled the blanket off of him and the girl. Much to my surprise, it wasn't him and a girl making love. Instead I found three girls under the covers. I was so mad that I stormed out and didn't talk to him for about a year. One day my phone rang and it was him. He asked me to meet him somewhere because he wanted to talk to me about what had happened. It was bad enough he waited a year, but I went anyway because I thought maybe I could get him back. So, I called his cell phone and he told me where to meet him. When I got to where he was, he was standing there with one of the three girls from before. Then he told me that they were engaged! I was so mad that I didn't talk to him for the rest of the night. But I guess he did something good for me. His fiancé dumped him, and now she and I are best friends. He still calls both of us and tells us the same things. I guess that's what you get for dating a twenty-two-year-old when you are eighteen. I had thought that he was my everything. Now I am dating his old best friend who stopped talking to him because of what he did to me. We are happily engaged and are expecting our first child. Maybe all things do happen for a reason since I found the love of my life though his mistake.

— Denise, 20

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