Olivia Gets Real About Break-Up with Mikey
I'm not one to hold onto the past. For example, when I dated Lorenzo, we had a really bad breakup, and I still had to work by him side-by-side at Anthony's salon. We managed, because I don't hold onto negative feelings like that. When things are over, they're over. I let go of the hurt that was with it because life is too short to hold onto hostility.
That's why I wasn't overemotional when Michelle asked me about Mike. He was a great guy, very caring and sweet. As much as I cared about him and he cared about me, our relationship was fizzling out. He wasn't where I was.
I am very motivated and work really hard, and Mike was a bit mentally younger than me. He wasn't ready to work hard and make something of himself. It's not that he didn't want to—it's just that I got to that point before he did. I think it was frustrating for him that I worked more and was more successful, and it made him a little insecure.
If I'm in a relationship, I'm extremely committed. There's no reason to have any insecurity. I would do anything I could for somebody, so it got frustrating that Mike was questioning me because of his insecurities. Our relationship just got too hard. You can reassure somebody for so long. I gave him no reason to doubt me, and it was actually insulting that he didn't trust me. It just got frustrating after a while to try to keep it together. It was time for us to move on.
Even though there are things that happen in a relationship that maybe aren't the best things, they're things that happen between you two. It's not even like my friends did anything. There are things Mike and I dealt with on a personal level and tried to work out but couldn't, and it's okay. Things happen, people break up, and it's time to move on.
I'm not going to upset myself or get frustrated about it. It just wasn't meant to be. I feel like one day I'll meet the right person. I'll just know it and it'll click and work out. I'm not going to hang onto something that's just going to hold me back.