Five years ago, I attended high school as freshman to Francis Lewis High School. That’s when I met Rahim Cobb in my algebra class, who was also a freshman. His physical appearance is caramel skin tone, deep dark eyes, a buzz cut hair cut, and he also had beautiful biceps with an athletic build. His personality was hyperactive and perhaps too hyperactive. As weeks go by in algebra class, I remember the most embarrassing yet hilarious moment. When I was doing my work, everyone in the class was laughing at me, not with me. I was asking Rahim why everyone was laughing, he told me after the class was over that my thong underwear was showing. I couldn’t help but to blush and laugh. We became good friends and kept in touch with each other.
During my sophomore year, we didn’t have much classes together but we still managed to stay close friends. I don’t really remember much about us from sophomore year so I will not get to that.
During my junior year, we had two classes together: English and Global History. We would always sit next to each other and joke around low key. The one memory I will never forget was how close we actually grew when we had summer school (It wasn’t that bad, I actually enjoyed it). We would always sit next to each other and then we would immediately bond. I never knew I had an underlying romantic feeling about him because I was too afraid to reveal my true feelings.
During my senior year, I started dating my friend Kaitlyn’s brother Sean whom I’ve briefly met during my junior year up until the summer of 2013 when I invited him and Kaitlyn to a party at a bar in my town. Sean and I enjoyed our dancing moment. Now mind you, he was already in a relationship with my former friend. The relationship actually started in late August when he ended his previous relationship. After almost five months of dating, Sean abruptly ended the relationship because he only liked me as a friend and I was heartbroken. I became drastically depressed. The only people that comforted me was Isabel, Omayra, Rahim of course, Brandon, Frank, Anthony Lugo, Anthony Urbano, and my family. Rahim was always telling me to move on away from that relationship because I had no idea that I kept talking about my ex.
After high school, that’s when the sparks and chemistry began to grow. I went to Rahim’s house to hang out and I ended up giving Rahim a kiss because I really was in love with him. I might as well seize the moment. So, on November 6th of 2014, that’s when we established the relationship. I never felt so loved and warm. But here’s the problem, his ex girlfriend who was also my former friend began staying at his house because her family disowned her where she had nowhere to go. As months go by, I felt that she had overstepped her boundaries because I felt like she was trying to wiggle back into our space. That’s when things were growing rotten. Every time me and her got into an argument, she would run to Claudia, Rahim’s mother to tell her about it. I never forgot the moment When she left me a voicemail filled with cursing and threats. So, I ended up saving the voicemail so that I can show Rahim what went on. When I went to Rahim’s house, I showed him the voicemail and he was pissed and I had a long talk with Claudia and Carolyn to squash the beef.
After a year of our relationship, we are now stronger and despite being banned from his house because his mother banned me, I was hurt. I didn’t know whether to commit suicide or end the relationship. I knew in my heart that those are not the solution. Now that I think about it, I realized that life is too short to deal with a mother who would do everything she can to keep me away. Me and Rahim are still together and I don’t care what anyone thinks. It’s my life!
To those of you who are dealing with your partner’s family who are not too fond of you, you are not alone.
P.S.: Claudia used to like me before me and Rahim started a relationship.