A special treat this week. Five posts, all from the same sister.
I'd like you to see how life changes and evolves in just a few short years.
This email came one week after Part 2.
Best to you all,
- Bro Jo]
Dear Bro Jo,
So I did it.
I talked to him last night. I took the week to really think about it and how I wanted to approach talking to him. I also was out of town all weekend (camping) and when I got back Sunday morning I had a text from him just asking how I was.
It was awkward...
So I responded a few times and just asked him if he could chat later that night.
I just asked him if he was trying to be more of friends at this point, and he said yes, that he realized he wasn't ready to start dating again.
I knew he had had a pretty bad breakup in the past 6 months, and he was still bitter about it, and I should have taken that as a sign that he wasn't ready to date, but I liked him so much I ignored that fact.
Last night it came out that the break up had only been 3 months before we met.
And he had thought she was the one.
I think he has a lot of unresolved issues from it.
He kept apologizing and saying that he felt bad he didn't want to hurt me and that's why he handled it so poorly.
I told him that I would have understood if he had of told me when he realized it, and I'm probably more upset that he dragged me along than anything.
The biggest thing I think I got from this is that I was getting asked out by other guys and wasn't sure what to do, because I liked this boy enough to not want to go out with other guys.
But I can move on and start going out with other guys without all of this in the back of my mind. Thank you for telling me to talk to him, I probably would have just let it fizzle out and I would have never had answers.
It hurts a lot, but I think I'm pretty resilient and I'll be okay sooner than later.
- Still One Lonely Ute
He couldn't believe that I would feel threatened, and he pretty much said he would never decrease a friendship with someone for a relationship with another person, because he saw them as two totally separate things.
I disagree with him, but I found it interesting.
Anyways, thanks again!
Hard as it is, knowing is better than not knowing . . . I think.
It will be interesting to watch this young man as he learns somethings about friendship and relationships.
- Bro Jo