My previous relationships began sweet but soon turned sour. In my younger years, I had not fully acquired knowledge or examples of real love. True companionship between 2+ people. I learned the difficult way, though heartbreaking. I share those stories through poetry to show that the outcomes were growth, healing and love. Not only for self, but for others as well. I had to learn to be loving while holding boundaries. Not shelter myself off and be cold. Venture with me through the many obstacles I faced with love in the first of my Traumas Left Behind series.