Andrew (29): My date of birth is a curse. Unlucky thirteen ruins my life

I was never the one who believed in superstitions. Friday 13th, black cat crossing a path and other superstitions. I considered these superstitions to be just fairytales and they didn’t bother me. I was born on Friday 13th and even when I was a kid, my grandmother used to tell me that this unlucky number will bring me no good.

The article was based on a reader’s story. The photographs are for illustrative purposes only and the names of the persons have been changed at the reader’s request.

I had many relationships, but none of them lasted

When it comes to women, I can’t say I don’t have many options. I’ve had multiple relationships throughout my life, but none of them turned into anything more serious. After a while, every woman I dated found a reason for leaving me. I don’t think I’ve treated women badly or given them a good reason to end the relationship even before it‘s actually started.

Despite all this, the same scenario repeated itself over and over again. I started dating a woman who seemed interesting to me, and we got to know each other, and eventually, we became a couple. I didn’t enjoy happiness for too long, though, because shortly afterward our relationship reached its end.

Had grandmother actually been right?

As the years went by and the women took turns in my life, I asked myself whether my grandmother had been right after all. When I was a little boy, she used to tell me that the unfortunate birth date would accompany me throughout my life, causing me nothing but a burden.

I didn’t pay attention when I was young, and I thought it was stupid. The older I got and the more bad experiences I had with women, the more her words began to make sense to me.

It is really because of the number?

The more negative experiences I have with women, the more I start to resist relationships. I’d like to finally meet a woman I could have a long-term relationship with. I do have my life ahead of me, but if it keeps going like this and if that damned number 13 has such a negative effect on me and my life, I’m beginning to fear I will never have that. Is it even possible that my date of birth could impact my love life?


How can I fight superstitions?

Not long ago, I was dumped again by a girlfriend I had dated only for about six months. The reason for our breakup? She supposedly felt like she would not be happy with me. She told me that she believed in superstitions and living with a man with such an unfortunate date of birth would surely mean no good.

Now I am alone again, toying with the question of how to resist superstitions that I do not trust, but which obviously bring one bad luck after another. Does number 13 really predestine me to be alone for the rest of my life?

Author: Nicole Grease

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