Below is an excerpt from the book "The Tools You Need To Be Successful: Never Give Up, Never Back Down" by Joshua McDowell, a single father who shares with divorced dads the tools they need to keep themselves in their children's life and learn how to have a happy and fulfilled future.
IN THIS DAY and age, everyone is having sex. It happens every day all over the world. I made the decision to have sex when I was 17 years old; I was only in high school at the time. I never thought the first time I would have sex would be one of the biggest downturns of my life.
I was young, dumb and I thought I was in love. I know everything happens for a reason, but if I could do things over, I would have done it in a heartbeat. I would have waited to have sex and waited to I was really in love and found somebody who actually cared for me.
It turns out that it is impossible to love someone who doesn’t want anything to do with you because you will only get hurt in the end. Trust me, it does not and will not work out the way you think it will.
I found out no matter what you do or say, you cannot make someone love you. I tried and tried for three years and didn’t get anywhere. All I got was heartache and pain.