I had to laugh a bit, because I remember in a Simpson video game that I played before I had my son, in which Homer would scream, “Damn you Karmic retribution!” I have to find some humor in this situation, which really could be derivative of all the vagary that my ex and I went through last spring that ultimately ended in the summer. I would try to have the “you are not right for me and what I want,” convos but she would FREAK out on me. She also had problems with alcohol abuse, so it made these types of ending discussions that much worse. We had some trips planned, so we just saw them out. I was done, but did fly one last time because I figured given I had spent a couple of years with her, so I owed her F2F for that final convo. That was a scary few nights, but it is all good.
Things have been off for some time, but then we would have good times in between, so I’m wondering, and it begs the question really, is this what I did? The main difference is with the exception of saying some things that have been hurtful on about four occasions, I have been very good to her. My ex was a drunk and volatile and not good about keeping in touch with me. There were many week periods that we didn’t even talk on the phone, and we were distance! She was not the most conscientious. I may be an asshole and somewhat insensitive at times, but I’m a nurturer to a fault and I’ve done lots of ground work for this relationship. That’s the difference.
There are other parallels too. I re-read the Dear John we have no foundation letter that I wrote to my ex in September of 2010. I told her that because we started the way that we did, and she had no space between the other girl who she was always with while with me, prior to moving and then wanting to just go exclusive with me, that we really had no future. My one tells me that when I sent the slow-it-down e-mail that I permanently hurt who we could be. I get that. Although, I never believed that my ex was my one, and in fact, I didn’t believe in a one UNTIL now. With my ex, I do remember always thinking that we could never be serious because we were non-exclusive FBs who met in a bar. Seriously. That’s not a foundation. So, if I screwed up our foundation, perhaps it is like the Justin Timberlake song.
My best friend said “Nothing is that simple. Especially karma. Give her time and space.” I will, but I can’t see her alone too much because I want to rip out my soul. It kills me. I want to take her into my arms, kiss her neck, and take off her clothes. When someone is overwhelmed with everything that is the last thing that she wants. So, I can hang and have family time, but I have to preserve me.
I think that this entry probably sounds whiny. Or that I somehow expect my path to be easy and what I’m entitled to. I don’t believe that deserve has much to do with it, but again, she is all I want and I can’t imagine anyone else touching me.