Every time we log in to Facebook, we are presented with this question: What’s on your mind?
Well, Facebook, painfully annoying stuff is on my mind tonight (and clearly I am not telling you about it 😂).
I’m finally, tonight, allowing myself to accept and experience the hurt I have from today and this past week.
It feels almost like déjà vu, and that seems to be what hurts the most about it all.
For the second time in a very short amount of time, I have met a guy and endeavoured to establish a relationship of friendship with him…, and I have been, while accepted at first, almost immediately denied the opportunity.
They aren’t being mean to me – not intentionally, anyway.
They actually are, in a way, being extremely nice in telling me that they don’t want to continue in the relationship (whatever kind it may be), as opposed to disappearing entirely or just slowly phasing me out of their lives intentionally.
However, what hurts about it all is that it feels like they didn’t even give me a real chance – they say they don’t think our personalities match up, or something like that, but they barely even took the time to discover anything about my personality.
This one, I’m not exactly clear if the comment was BS, in that he was actually just interested in a rebound dating relationship or sex after a recent breakup of his, and I was not sharing that intention in the friendship…
For one thing, can we please just speak honestly and openly about these things?
Would you just tell me what your intentions are, and we can figure out that way if our intentions align, or if we want to make them align?
Secondly, I was under the impression that he had a girlfriend – because he had had one when I had last seen him.
I was necessarily dealing with a mental dilemma, wondering if I was reading incorrectly into his seeming advances, or if he, in fact, was either A)in an open/polyamorous relationship, or B)was actively pursuing someone else despite his being in a relationship.
Whatever between the two, I was absolutely disinterested in being involved in the matter.
What’s more, I was looking for camaraderie or friendship, as I had said.
So, I was confused as to whether I needed to be disturbed with his behavior or whether I was seriously misunderstanding social cues from this person.
That was happening while I still aimed to be nice and un-prying – because who wants to be the person who calls him out on it, and finds out that he is in a loving relationship, and I was just way wrong and totally misread everything? – and give him the benefit of the doubt, that somehow this all could make sense, eventually.
Well, I found out eventually that his relationship had ended.
And then, after little else, he tells me that, ‘out of respect for me, he doesn’t think he’s interested in continuing our relationship.’
Okay… what relationship is that?
The one that never actually started, because I first didn’t understand what on Earth was going on, and then denied your somewhat unclear invitation – I think that’s what it had been intended to be, anyway – for sex?
Or was it for a dating relationship?
I genuinely do Not Know.
Like I said, I wish people just would be straight about this stuff, about their intentions.
I am not offended or the least bit upset, if you tell me that you would like to have sex with me and not have any other sort of relationship with me, or if you tell me that you are only interested in possibly dating me and don’t want to be friends of the dating doesn’t work out, or even if you say that you just want someone to date casually and with little-to-no commitment.
That would give me the chance to re-evaluate the situation, see how I feel about it all, and let you know if we line up or not… instead of your just assuming what my opinion on the matter would be.
I am extremely frustrated when you have clear intentions, but won’t make them clear to me… Just tell me, dang it(!!!).
What sucks so much, is that, had I known the situation ahead of time, I would have had a very different approach to it… I mean, he’s certainly an attractive guy, and I made several delighted grins at things he wrote or said to me… if I had known he was single and looking, I likely wouldn’t have been opposed.
But that isn’t something I can sort out properly in my head in an instant… I need a bit of breathing time to move someone from the ‘unavailable and off-limits’ category to ‘available and interested in me’ one…
I don’t know where I’m going with this right now… I’m just frustrated and hurt that, once again, a guy wasn’t straight with me, and so he has no idea what my thoughts or opinions are on the matter, but he decided he wanted to cut off all communication with me…
I’m an amazing person, and I truly know that.
It doesn’t mean this isn’t still frustrating, though.
What’s with people?
A friend said to me about it earlier that this seems to be something like a Millennial thing: The moment something starts to get uncomfortable, they ditch.
Granted, I’m not actually a Millennial, but the fad seems to be seeping into those near enough in age, and I am starting to feel like I have too many of those in my life right now.
Today, different people in two very different contexts told me that I am a lot to handle (and they didn’t mean it as an insult), both of them men.
One even said that most people are too superficial for me, and so my deepness and interest in being with people for real, on a real level, is hard for people who are used to living on the surface.
My cousin, in another unrelated conversation, mentioned to me that relationships with people can, in fact, develop beautifully and easily by people being straight and open and deep from the start with one another, as is evidenced by my relationship with my conversation exchange partner.
She brought that up on her own.
Another man told me, ‘You are a special woman. Remember that!’
I never thought a woman I [hardly know] could affect my life with such intensity.
Today, three different men and a woman affirmed voluntarily, with no request or prompt from me, that I am a wonderful person and am totally worth it, deserving of the best.
When does that happen in a single day?
Yet, what fills my mind is the one man who never even gave me a chance.
Why do our brains do this?
I think I just need to experience and embrace this frustration, so I can let it all go.
Pick up, and release…
I’m hoping for a freeing feeling tomorrow…