I can admit this is how blind I was in my first relationship. I felt like Pep Le Pew. For those of you who don't know who Pep Le Pew is, he is the Skunk from the Warner Brothers cartoons that chases the cat named Penelope Pussycat.
He is passionate about love and aggressively seeks it out. Penelope Pussycat is always running away trying to avoid Pepe. He will hug her and she will push away and try to squeeze out of his grasp.
Sadly, I was so blind that I stayed in a relationship just like this for a very long time. I even began to watch some Pep Le Pew cartoons and thought it was cute. I was able to relate the cartoon to my relationship, but for some reason it didn't click in my mind that something was wrong.
We eventually broke up and then it became so clear to me. This girl did not love me like I loved her. There was a reason I was chasing and she was running. Unfortunately, it took about 3 years to figure it out.
So now I ask you,
Have you ever felt like Pep Le Pew?
Have you ever felt like Penelope Pussycat?
*typed explanations are always appreciated*
- Yes, I have felt like Pep Le PewVote A
- Yes, I have felt like Penelope PussycatVote B
- No, I have never felt like either.Vote C
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Yes, I felt like him after a serious sauna. Thank god for body wash. :)
On a more serious note, yes, definitely early on in relationships I'd have a few Pepe Le Pew moments where I would try to shower the girl with way too much passion or try very hard to make things just perfect to the point of it being an obsession.
Eventually you learn to take it easy, to slow down, and to let things develop at a more natural pace since some of the best things in life only require a bit of nurturing and care.
As for the why, I can honestly say it was because I was afraid that it would fail or not work out if I didn't do everything right or a certain way while being oblivious to the fact that in the process it was only making things worse.1
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