I recall a series of ups and downs, in which I felt completely inadequate as a relationship partner. He always made me believe in his intentions, before retracting his words and making me feel crazy for believing his previous sentiments would hold weight.Just inside the ornate glass doors stands a cluster of modestly dressed young women, not too overtly scanning the crowd.
But building on nature reserves violates Russian local and national laws, and flies in the face of the 1992 Helsinki Conventions protecting the Baltic Sea and the 1971 Ramsar Convention protecting wetlands.When he texted me the following day, I told him that, although he was lovely, it was probably best we went our separate ways.That would be my last date before a self-imposed dating sabbatical. I had been like that for months, emotionally battered after my last relationship and closed off to connection.Looking back one year later, my brain has blotted out much of the months I spent with my ex.I remember it hurt; I don’t remember all the details. He was a fantastic liar, always changing his story so smoothly.