Friday, March 1, 2013

Break-ups, Clarity, and Friends with Benefits???

Drank an entire bottle of wine last night. Why is it that a glass of wine never feels like that much until you’re pretty much at the bottom of it? Seriously. I’m attached at the hip to liters of water all day which I guzzle without a thought. It’s so hard to not drink alcohol like water sometimes, which yes, I do realize is a problem.

Anyways. I needed to do something to prepare myself to talk to New Girl. Hence the wine. A little too much wine, but there you have it. After I told her I didn’t want to see her. She got weird. Then she begged to talk to me on the phone that night. To get closure and to understand why I seemed so into her before but now out of the blue, I’m not. So I did.

She was very, very confused. Baffled. By my seemingly everything is perfect and amazing dates with her, but now I’m not interested? What gives? Trust me I get it. I saw myself doing it, which is why I needed to stop it.

I tried in the kindest, most mindful way… considering my blood alcohol content… the explain to her that she’s a great person, but I don’t feel like I am myself around her. That’s it easy for me to get swept up in the moment, swept up what I can tell she needs, and it’s natural for me to want to give to people I like the things that I can tell will make them happy. Essentially I explained Mirroring. Unfortunately, in doing so, I’m giving them someone they want, but not necessarily who I am. Which is the problem. I catch myself saying, and agreeing with things, that I have no real agreement with, some things that are straight up counter what to I’m okay with.

She smokes cigarettes – I hate cigarettes
She smokes week – Weed makes me nauseous
She hijacks every conversation – It pisses me off in an OCD way when I can’t finish my thought process
She needs A LOT of attention – I have no inclination or desire to give that kind of attention. All the time. 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

I explained that emotionally she is very intense and she moves very quickly emotionally. In the moment I get swept up in it… but when I have a chance to step back it is incredibly overwhelming for me and I feel an intense amount of pressure that makes me very uncomfortable. And on and on. I’m sure I rambled. The whole time it was very important that I made her feel appreciated and still cared for, but that we just weren’t right for each other.

Anyways I think she finally got it.

In the mean time. Tech Boy texted me. I explained to him that I was having this conversation. So he knows about New Girl. I assumed he had seen other girls. No, he hadn’t. But he didn’t seem fazed by the fact that I had. I also managed to have the semi-awkward conversation of I’m not really sure what is going on between the two of us. I don’t know what he wants from me. I’m not really sure what I want from him. I do know that I like seeing him though. He seems to be on the same page. He feels the same way and it’s just great being with me. Which is pretty damn sweet. Considering I absolutely do not have the problem I had with New Girl, and I can just be my usual snarky self with him.
So I thought things were basically all squared away and good.

Today at lunch New Girl texted me. She totally flipped on me. Apparently she just wants to be friends with benefits now. No attachment, just two friends that have chemistry and sex each other up sometimes.  This from a girl that was planning our future and telling me how much she was into me, in way too much detail. Something’s not right here. And I feel like it’s a gateway to relationship town via the back alley behind the liquor store.


1 comment:

  1. I totally get giving people the personality they want. I used to get caught up relationships - blow hot & cold. I don't trust myself anymore so choose to remain celibate. Tech boy sounds ideal! I would agree that the new girl is trying to get in through the "back alley"....good luck! She sounds like a "boil the bunny".... a term used in the UK. It's taken from the movie Fatal attraction, where the crazy woman boiled the childs bunny!!