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Rachel Blihar
Boyle Stories
Fri Oct 5, 2012 3:12pm
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Iíve actually been really interested in these ďloveĒ stories weíve been reading in the Boyle book. Itís funny how there is a reoccurring between desperate middle-aged men and crazy women (NO). Iíve made so many sacrifices for my ex boy friend over the last three and a half years, hence why heís my ex. I know that I would never go to the extent that the men go through in the stories to find ďloveĒ. I feel like I wasted so much of my time doing things to make him happy, when he didnít do it in return. In past relationships I lost a lot of friends in the process. I spent way too much time with him and didnít realize how important friends are. Now that Iíve done that once, I know that in any kind of future relationship I would never make that mistake again. Staying with someone overly jealous wasnít ever a good idea either. The kind of person that got mad if a friend walked up to you and said hi. I guess that in the moment you donít really realize the kinds of mistakes youíre making because you donít want to lose what you have. Iíve also gotten hurt and taken my frustration out on other people. Last year as freshman, both attending East Carolina, I put his studies before mine. It affected my grades and GPA. That was one of the worst recent mistakes Iíve made. I want to kick myself for even being with someone that would put himself before me to such an extent that my grades would suffer. Now this semester Iím grade replacing all kinds of classes in order to catch up. Not a shocker, heís back at home not going to school. I shouldnít have had to help him write every paper, and do every assignment. I have enough to focus on. Looking back, I feel stupid for making those choices, but it was because I thought I loved him at the time. I give way too much, and havenít asked for enough in return. I canít way to write my Boyle paper on these two stories.

  • 10/5 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Oct 4 5:27pm
    In class discussion on Wednesday, we had a good time making fun of the male characters in both Modern Love (unnamed narrator), and Carnal Knowledge. Both middle-aged men made what we saw (and they... more
    • Relationship regrets - Elyse Huwe, Fri Oct 5 11:50pm
      In my past relationships I have made several sacrifices that I definently did not need too. For two years, my sophmore and junior year of high school I dated a guy that was very controlling. I was... more
    • Dumb Sacrifices - Emily Alfano, Fri Oct 5 4:50pm
      I have made a lot of stupid sacrifices and actions in my past relationships that did not end up being worth the trouble. I have found myself doing these dumb things in both my romantic relationships... more
    • Boyle Stories - Rachel Blihar, Fri Oct 5 3:12pm
    • Sacrifices - Allison Peek, Fri Oct 5 3:00pm
      In the two stories that we read in the love section, Modern Love and Carnal Knowledge, we saw that the two characters completely changed themselves or changed things that believed in to be with... more
    • 10/5 Discussion - Jessica Ellington, Fri Oct 5 2:51pm
      In my life I have not had too many relationships, I donít like to jump around from guy to guy. I have only dated two people, one before high school and one that I am currently in now and have been... more
    • 10/5 Discussion - Nicholas Payne, Fri Oct 5 2:51pm
      In the past I have had some good and bad relationships. We all can reminisce about our past mistakes with some humor, but at the time the mistakes are huge blows to our ego and our personal view.... more
    • relationship actions - Lexi short, Fri Oct 5 2:19pm
      In both the stories in Boyle's book, Modern Love and Carnal Knowledge the boys changed something about them to get the girl. i cant actually say that i have changed who i am for a guy in a... more
    • Changes Throughout my Relationship - Cameron Gould, Fri Oct 5 2:16pm
      I have only been in one relationship in my life and I have been with the same girl for over three years now. I have not had to change any significant things about myself to make it work. She loves me ... more
    • 10/5 Discussion - Braxton Smallwood, Fri Oct 5 1:42pm
      Overall I try really hard not to change myself but in reality it ends up happening.my most recent relationship I was in for about a year and a half and my mom and dad noticed I had changed before I... more
    • Love drunk - Eric Cobb, Fri Oct 5 1:31pm
      In the past I have had a few serious relationships, and most of the girls were content with who I am; all but one. It was my first real girlfriend and I was completely love drunk. This girl was sweet ... more
    • 10/5 Discussion - Joel Bendel, Fri Oct 5 12:19pm
      I had many relationships with girls in middle and high school where I made sacrifices and actions that I now know were stupid. In middle school I dated this girl named Sarah Gentry. It went really... more
    • Response 10/5 - Haley Holland, Fri Oct 5 11:56am
      I have actually never been in a relationship until the one I am now. I have never said or done anything to make myself someone that Iím not. I think itís kind of strange to change yourself or views... more
    • discussion 10/5 - Erin Kelly, Fri Oct 5 11:14am
      I think that everyone would say that they would never change for someone and they would always be themselves, but I donít think thatís true. To some extent I think most people would change something... more
    • 10/5 Discussion - Tina Brown, Fri Oct 5 11:10am
      First, I must say that the male characters from Carnal Knowledge and Modern Love are not middle aged! But they both did their fair share of stupid actions and sacrifices for love. I had fun thinking... more
    • stupid mistakes - aryssa ciuffo, Fri Oct 5 10:06am
      Last year, I was in a relationship for about a year. Of course, being my age, I thought he was everything to me and that we were going to be together forever, and it made me make a lot of stupid... more
    • Stupid mistakes - Megan Cassell, Fri Oct 5 9:23am
      When I was a freshman in high school I started dating a junior named Paul Wogan, I thought that I was special because I was dating an upper class man. I was with him everyday until my mom caught us... more
    • 10/5 Discussion - Ashlyn Eure, Fri Oct 5 9:19am
      I have been in several relationships where I have done stupid things for the people I have dated. I have to say one of the most stupid things I've done is said I love you when I really didn't mean... more
    • Sacrifices I've Made - David Teague, Fri Oct 5 8:46am
      I would just like to first say its funny that you put in text that these men in both these stories were middle aged. As far as changing for a relationship, yes I have acted like I had changed, any... more
    • Sacrifices I Have Made - Eldon Green, Thu Oct 4 5:45pm
      While I was working on getting my first girlfriend, I did a couple of things that I necessarily didnít want to do but I did anyways because I felt like it would be in my best interest. The first of... more
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