CategoryI Heart Blog

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Hey, y’all! I’m Megan and welcome to a collection of real-life relationship stories you can relate to in hopes to make you feel soothed, entertained, and less alone! I write a column called I Heart under the pen name Elizabeth Rose. (My fiancé Chris is known as “Jason,” and all other names have been changed for good vibes.) The column first published in 2015 in the Santa Barbara Sentinel, and still runs today. Here on the blog, I expand on the column and release a new story each week. Let’s connect! Email me at, through DMs, or please share comments in the posts below! Xo, Megan Waldrep a.k.a. “Elizabeth Rose”  

The One Who Got Away

He was one of the worst boyfriends I ever had, but I guess I can’t really blame him. He was just one of many bad choices I made at the time. I had just moved from New York City to Folly Beach, South Carolina, longing to be a beach bum to thaw out from the cold streets of the city. One night at a dive bar near the beach, a cute blonde hair blue-eyed boy named Jackson started flirting with […]