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No more mentally creating a future with someone who is barely invested in our present. But when I was finally done with the guy I wasn’t dating, I opened my life up for a real relationship with a man I could date — officially.
Have you ever been in a serious-to-you but unofficial dating relationship?
But, I’d created this whole idea in my mind of what I wasn’t firmly rooted in reality at any point and that’s how I allowed him to mean so much more to me than his actions deserved.
When I was finally able to make peace with the fact that my fantasy with him was never going to come true whether he was in my life or not, I vowed I would never be caught in that limbo with another man again.
I realized the only constant with him was his refusal to be constant with me.
I had assumed we were “talking” (whatever that means) but ironically the conversation never changed to him wanting to be my boyfriend.
You're getting to know someone, and there's no telling when something might happen to burst the bubble of your new romance.
As time went on, I was proud that I’d let my head rule my heart for once, but I was also utterly devastated that it was over. His family wasn’t vouching for me and telling him to make things right (because I’d never met them).
He’d never even given me a chance to be his girlfriend and I resented him for that. His friends weren’t asking where I was or encouraging him to not let me go.
In my mind, we had the potential to have a great relationship and so I believed it was only a matter of time before he revised his unfortunate views on monogamy and we’d live happily ever after.
Of course, he’d have to stop being the occasional heartless jerk who kept his phone on silent and disappeared on me at random intervals, but men change. After a while I got fed up with the rollercoaster of emotions and the undefined place I had in his life.I knew he wasn’t looking for a relationship when we first started hanging out; but at that time I still thought life was one extended romantic comedy and therefore every emotionally unavailable man was just waiting for a woman like me to come along and change his views on love forever.