We were in contact this week, but he really pulled back after our last phone call. I finally received a very nice email from him where he apologized for his behavior, told me how wonderful I am and that if the timing had been different, this would be a different ending. He wanted to see where this would go too. But he is deploying quicker than we planned, wants to spend the last few weeks with his dd and just has nothing to give a relationship right now.
I wished him well, and told him when things calmed down for him I would be happy to consider a pen-pal type friendship.
I had already pulled him off of my FB, deleted all emails and removed him from my phone so I would not be tempted to contact him.
I let him come to me, and he did.
I'm going to take a little time to just process this. It went from great to break up in less than a week. I am sad because he is a good man, the first I could actually see a future with...but I'm also happy that I DID finally meet a decent guy on OLD.
I took a risk and I don't regret it. If we come back together in the future, I would welcome it, but if I never hear from him again, I know I will be perfectly fine and moving forward.
"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings
I'm glad that you're ok with it.
Not all endings are bad.
Faith: most clear and succinct 3 word answer EVER.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Going back on OLD isn't appealing right now, so I know I need to take some time and just BE.
Eating ice-cream tonight whilst studying for a research project and trying to forget he was supposed to be here for the weekend with me.
I have a feeling this isn't the last you'll be hearing from him. I hope things turn out as you'd like.
Married: 11 years, no kids
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo
And I know what you mean about feeling almost encouraged just to have met someone, even if it didn't work out.
Saw this on UpWorthy, and just how I am feeling. "Thank Love for stopping by…"
I think it is premature to call it "finale" ... Well, ok. There could be a sequel. I think the grown up way you left it and the positive energy you are giving the process leaves it very open for another chapter.
Grieve. Take the time. You are loved.