Gentleman, I must get something off my chest. I hope this opens some peoples eyes or helps! 1 hour ago, my girlfriend of one year just walked out the door. She was beautiful, fun, ****ed like no other, and crazy. Most men would gladly hand her their sack in exchange for just one night. As she drove away I watched and felt sad but felt a great relief. As I sit here, beer in hand, in my house by myself, her side of the closet empty, I feel fortunate because I dodged a bullet. How do I know I dodged a bullet? The school of LTR hard knocks. Before all this ****, I lost almost 70% of my net worth and have to pay more child support in a year then most people make. I got my ass handed to me and promised myself it would never happen again. I set some rules after that experience to never let this happen again. Although it sucks, I am now setup to spring into strange tomorrow. This all would of only been possible because I followed these rules. 1. Don't ever neglect your friends. While in a LTR with oneitis it is easy to let everyone you know go...Don't do it. Fight this urge to be with her. I had oneitis in a LTR and literally had to start completely over. Go out a couple times a week. Maintain your friendships! 2. Although you are "commited" maintain orbits. If you think for one second she isn't you are delusional. Add women to your facebook that you meet, tell them to add you. Chat casually with them on a week or two basis. Use facebook to your advantage! Seriously, I cannot stress this enough. Make it your advertising space. 3. Build your social circle while in the relationship. Never feel you are cheating or doing something wrong by meeting new people and making new friends. 4. If you are not already doing it...work out, cut fat, get in shape! Health, Health, Health. I cannot tell you how imporant this is. It is for you! Guess what? She just left me in the best shape of my life....her bad. 5. Practice your DJ skills. Chat everyone up! Not just people you want in your life but everyone. Use this time to become a socialization master. You don't have to close...just say hey, hit me up on facebook...whatever works. 6. Keep your wardrobe up-to-date. Don't become a slob. Buy something for yourself at least once a month. Its also a good time to chat people up. 7. One of the hardest, trust your gut...always. It will never lead you wrong. Well...that is all I can think of right now. If anyone wants to add anything or comment please do! If you are on this site in a LTR you better start doing the above ASAP cause **** is already going down.