Many people tend to put their heart on their sleeve when it comes to being in a relationship.

That, however, may not be the best idea when trying to find the right person to be with.

Dear Delilah,

I'm a recently divorced 23-year-old man. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I'm tired of being continuously hurt. I always hear my female friends say their dream guy would be strong and protective, but also be able to laugh and cry with them. I'm that guy! But no woman sees it. I either find cheaters or beaters and I'm exhausted emotionally. I just need to know there is a girl out there wanting what they say they want. Sincerely, Brokenhearted

Dear Brokenhearted,

You are still so young, and it sounds like you have a broken picker-outer. You choose to get involved with people who are cheaters or beaters or liars, liars pants on fire. It sounds like you need to spend a little time and figure out what is broken in you that makes you attracted to unkind, disrespectful women. Because you are the one choosing to get involved with these knuckleheads. Nobody is making you do it. So you need to figure out what's going on in your heart that has you attracted to women who break your heart. Then and only then, when your heart is healed, will it be time for you to enter into a real, loving relationship. Good luck! Delilah

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