Local Woman, 28, Realizes that Boyfriend Does Not Have Tragic Backstory, is Just an Asshole

There just weren’t any warnings.

Erika Jones, a 28 year-old Seattle native, came to a stark realization this past weekend: her boyfriend doesn’t have a tragic backstory. He’s just an asshole

“I always thought that his constant insults and the way he ignored me all the time just came from him being too afraid of his love for me,” she told reporters. “I thought he was broken from a tragic childhood event that he would eventually tell me about, and then I could heal him. But I’m starting to realize that’s not the case.”

The boyfriend in question is Brad Cunningham, 30, who works as a musician and part-time barista. Jones first realized she may have been wrong about her boyfriend’s tragic backstory when she caught him in bed with a women he had said on multiple occasions was, “Just a really good friend.”

“Even then, I was reluctant to see the truth,” Jones admits. “Then he told me that we weren’t ‘exclusive’ and that he ‘doesn’t believe in monogamy’ and ‘didn’t understand why I was making such a big deal out of this’. But we’ve been dating for a year. I met is parents.”

When asked if she had any idea what a huge asshat her boyfriend was before this incident, she confesses that there were some signs.

“But the thing is, I read a lot of young adult romance novels,” she told reporters. “I just thought he was hiding his inner anguish with verbal abuse.”

Cunningham has not responded to a request for comment.

Grace Carlson is a writer from Washington. She writes about travel, mental health, writing, and books. Sometimes she’s funny, or at least that’s what her mom says. Follow her on twitter @gracieawriter

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