Thank you, pennylane....I know there are better days ahead, because I'm already having them! Bruce is the sanest and most stable man I've ever dated, and it warms my heart the way he watches out for me.
I may have posted this here before, but he tries to make sure I eat the right things, since I'm diabetic. When I thank him for looking out for me, he smiles and says "well, where am I going to find another girl like you? I have to keep you around for another 40 years." Last weekend he amended that to add, " I'd have to get 3 girls to take your place, maybe more."
And...actually, I walked away from my ex because I could see he wasn't going to change, and I didn't want to spend the rest of my life waiting for him to wake up. I gave him a second chance, and made sure he knew from the day we got back together that it was his LAST chance. He understood, but I guess he couldn't handle having someone that was there for him no matter what.