If you can't be a good example ~ then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
I figure I'll have served a purpose in life if I can be a horrible warning to at least one woman. And you know what that warning is: DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU
Practical person that I am, I've even thought of a way to turn this in to a career: I could be one of those "before" models that you see on makeovers. (Come on. You didn't really think the same woman was both the "before" and the "after" on those televsion makeover shows, did you?)
Greeting card writer, the "before" model, what career can I come up with next?