Thank you for sharing.
"Still, I couldn’t help but grow paranoid that the attraction wasn’t reciprocal."
That hit home for me; I was in a relationship once where just received enough feedback to keep going, just barely. The paranoia that builds inside of you when your partner can't figure out what they want. They think they want someone, but it isn't necessarily you or the next person, but how are you supposed to know? I'm glad it's over and that I'm seeing someone who is much more in tune with their mental health.
"It’s an interesting approach to optimism, where you always see the glass half-full because the glass itself is a precious gift. The water is the complimentary extra."
For a handy tip, hydrogen peroxide works great on fresh blood, not too bad on older stains. For older stains I will pour the HP on it, let it sit for a few minutes and rinse with soapy water. Repeat until gone.
Also, it's cool to see the chemical reaction - the blood foams right up - when you pour the hydrogen peroxide on it. Plus, it's dead cheap. Like 99 cents for a bottle at any drug store.