A friend who I shared a mental health office for a year-and-a-half told me once, “You are really loving although you are rough around the edges,” and my ex-husband said, “She’d be cool if she could tone it down a little.” So, I just hung up with her, and I get what those two statements mean. Maybe her purpose in my life has been to see how I really do come off and what I can do to soften even more. She can really be tough. It’s amazing to me that two weeks ago a friend had dinner at my house and said, “I can really see how you have changed and are much less direct.” Again, after you date and spend many nights alone for five-years, you tend to see what you’re like. You have to evolve.
A major difference between she and I is that if I’m meant to walk this earth alone, I don’t mind at all. I sometimes feel that I’m trapped in the body of a 17-year-old boy in terms of my libido, but that can be remedied like I did in the summer of 2009. I could do that. Please know that my preference is to find a partner, but if I don’t, I will be just fine. I always am fine. I don’t really need anyone with the exception of my son. I used to have stronger social needs too, and those have subsided as well. If I have adult conversation over dinner once or twice a week, I am totally fine. Mainly because I spent the first at least five-months, if not a full year, of 2008 totally crazy, but I did get good at the solo gig. I’m very good at it, and the derivative is that I won’t co-habitate until nuts and bolts are mostly tightened. I don’t want bullshit day-to-day without groundrules. Time-outs are also critical.
I do need to say that she really needs a good lay right now. She’s pretty transparent. I’m at home pretty sick currently so we spoke when I was heading back home from dropping my son at school and she was being kinda bitchy. I think that both of us feel that when we do have intimacy that we tend to wanting more. It’s only been three days, but we’d be ready and it is tender and passionate. It was funny that on Saturday night it didn’t have that make-up sex quality. It was intense, but loving. We just need to take some time. The one thing that I won’t bend on is the whole couples counseling thing. I will walk if that is not honored. I will ask at the end of next month or the beginning of June. I hope that she consents. If she doesn’t, I have to stop our sexual relationship and go back to the dating pool.
Your thoughts are compelling.
Thanks. I appreciate your reading too.