Imagine, for just a second, being Jenelle Evans. You're a Teen Mom. You have a son that's not even in your custody with another baby on the way. You fall in love with some guy who has a potential life-threatening illness. You get married after two months of dating, he abuses you, and then flees while you may or may not be having a miscarriage. Sounds like all the hectic, intricate makings of a Lifetime movie, amiright?
Now on the brink of divorce, Jenelle's husband Courtland Rogers has told the world that he has a fallback girl. You know, a woman just waiting for him to leave Jenelle (if he wasn't seeing her while they were together, which I doubt) and "be there for him."
It sucks to think about. Courtland tweeted that she takes care of him, makes him smile, and is going to be an awesome girl to him. Even after being married, the guy has someone he knew he could default to.
The question is, though, does everyone have someone to fall back on?
The answer for me, personally, is no. There is no one from my past that I would be able to call up right this very second and say "take me back, I miss you," and I believe that's for the best. When it comes down to it, having those loose ends in your life is only a recipe for disaster. You don't want to deal with the emotional angst that comes with leaving things open ended, and the hurt that goes along with going back into the arms of someone who didn't treat you right in the first place.
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Plus, moving on that quickly isn't healthy for anyone. I'm not saying in Courtland's case that this new ladyfriend of his is going to be his full-blown girlfriend by tomorrow. Heck, he'd have to get divorced first technically, no? But when you give your heart away to someone, it isn't easy to take it back, and hand it right back out. I think there needs to be a grieving period, some alone time.
I pray that Jenelle and Courtland do themselves a favor and breathe, if only just a second. Pull back from Twitter ... from these former lovers ... and reevaluate. Being together isn't working, but jumping ship to the next this quickly -- it won't do either of them any favors.
Have you ever called up a "fallback" after a relationship crumbled? Did seeing them make you feel better or worse?
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