First of all, sorry I've been such a PW lately. I guess I've had a lot of time on my hands! haha
Here's the confession....
Before I started dating DH, I dated a guy for 4 years who was in the air force. The relationship was long distance for pretty much the entire time and it sucked. He's a great guy and he treated me like a queen, but we dated from when I was 16-20 (he was 18-22), and having spent very little time together over that time, we grew apart. I met DH, we became great friends, and I realized after about a year that I had to break up with the other guy. I've never regretted that decision for a second, but it's hard not to imagine how my life would be different if I had stayed with him.
He got out of the air force a few months after we broke up and has been working as a civilian firefighter on a local air force base ever since. As of a few years ago, he was making $70k a year and has been promoted to lietenant since then, so I'm sure he's making significantly more. He's also great with money, so having been in a cheap apartment for the last 9 years, he's probably saved a TON. He and his new wife just bought their first house and the place is gorgeous. Gorgeous. It's only a few years old, has tons of space, lots of upgrades, and tons of land. They're not going to have to do any work to this place at all and I'm jealous. Looking at pictures and knowing the market in the area, they probably paid $450-500k for it which is almost twice what H and I were able to afford.
I love my husband, I love my house, and I'm proud of the work we've done to make our house a home, but boy, it's hard to look at the pictures of the ex's amazing house and not be jealous.