Therapy Tuesday

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Here's the thing about Mr. Internet. He's nice. And usually he follows through - the not calling on Sunday afternoon? My expectations were partly to blame for that. And no, he's not smoking hot, he's not all that and a bag of chips, he's not the kind of person you are dying to spend every waking moment with. And guess what? That's perfectly okay.

I talk about taking hostages in the past. I did. They met me and took me on a date and we were married with three kids and a dog the next day, and I treated them like that and acted like that. And they ran, hands thrown over their heads, screaming about an asylum. For me. Not them. That's how little I know about men and relationships. This time? I'm trying to take it easy. Sure, the third date rule (thanks Peder) applied, but now comes the part when I usually latch on and try to assimilate you and you depart quickly and with force. I don't want to do that this time, or any of the next times, so I let my crazies out on here, and to the people who know how in need I am of a brain transplant and are patient and kind. So I don't do it to HIM.

And so far? I'm doing pretty good. We're going to a movie on Thursday night. Because I haven't yet scared him away....

9 comments:

Shania said...

Good for you! It was when I decided that I didn't want anyone that one fell in my lap.

Sweetly Single said...

And they say women are the weaker species....I applaud you for your realizations and being conciously aware of those things.... I'll bet dating suddenly becomes so much easier

CatKrny said...

You are doing an awesome job! There's nothing more euphoric than feeling wanted by a man, but it makes it really hard to think straight and act human (especially both at the same time).

Nilsa S. said...

I'm going to tell you something you're probably not ready to hear. But, when I stopped caring (i.e., thinking about marriage and kids by the third date), I met my fiance. Seriously. And I pushed him back, told him to slow down. And yet, here we are. So, I think it's great your head is in that place where the world is balanced and all seems right. Keep having fun, girl!

stoogepie said...

Wait, but you are all that and a bag of chips! So it's okay to be a little whack every now and then. But it does sound like you're doing everything right in the meantime.

Kate said...

I'm all that and a bag of chips, Stooge? You're sweet.

modernartifact said...

yay! this is good stuff. dating? is tricky and hard and confusing sometimes. i know i would be the exact same way.

and thanks for your note - you're totally right. i need to start getting excited for the absolute magical wonderriffic FUN i am going to have in paris.

So@24 said...

I had no frame of reference to who "Mr. Internet" was, so I thought you were just giving a cute name to the internet in general.

I was like, "Wow, I really like the internet too"

Still pretty funny.

-Peder said...

You probably don't want to stay with the first guy you meet anyway. Stir around and see who else is out there.