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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:35 AM
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Damn, y'all know what really sucks?
Edited on Sat May-15-04 05:48 AM by last_texas_dem
Well, a lot of things do I guess, but for now I'd say what really sucks is to have developed an intense crush on a woman who's engaged. That's what I've gotten myself into. Maybe I just have weird reasoning, but it's like it would be easier for me if she were anything but engaged. If she just had a boyfriend, I'd have a little hope; if she were married, I'd have to force myself to move on. But knowing she's engaged is like being stuck in limbo.

I swear I have the worst luck sometimes... I'm twenty years old and already feel like relationship-wise my life has passed or is passing me by. I spent the end of high school and the beginning of college in a looong roller-coaster-type relationship that I thought was going to be the gift that saved my life, which only ended in a trainwreck. Then I spent over a year in hopeless, uncertain depression because of that breakup. The last several months I've felt better but still haven't gotten anything going. Maybe part of it's my own choice, I live fairly conservatively (thought politically I'm a raging liberal!) and don't "party", etc. so don't go out much except hanging out with a few close friends, and I'm also hopelessly and painfully shy...

Finally this semester I meet this woman in my class, we talk and whatnot, studied together and hung out a little... I knew she had a boyfriend, but I couldn't help falling. In fact I've met her fiance, he seems nice, they seem good together... I don't know what my deal is... Now I'm taking this summer class with her where we get to go out and eat together as part of the assignment so we've just been hanging out together, been getting to know her better every day, wishing I could somehow be with her whenever I'm not wishing someone would just put me out of my misery!

I feel like I'm in freakin' Jr. High again somehow. Not sure why... as I didn't have to deal with any engaged girls back then. haha I dunno... we've become friends and I think we could become really good ones but don't know if trying to become much closer is just going to make things worse since I don't know if there's anything short of time that could make my feelings change. I'm not the type of guy who would cause a girl to break off an engagement anyway... I know that sounds like I have low self-esteem or something, but I think it's just in my nature- I'm nice, low-key, etc., but not the type who would cause something like that. I doubt she feels anything romantic for me anyway, not saying she couldn't, but just saying she likely doesn't and is not the type to act on it or make it clear if she did. And I don't think I'm truly wanting to destroy an engagement anyway, like I was saying above... I'm just flat-out conflicted.

My problem is, I don't know what the hell I do want. That's become the story of my life. I graduate in August and I'll have two degrees... wanted to go to grad school but missed the deadline for application to where I wanted so I just have an open semester. Part of me wants to do something I can always remember for the rest of my life or something with this time. Make the most of it... I could get a job, maybe, but don't want to settle down yet. I don't even feel like I've lived yet... if I have I haven't enjoyed it. At least looking at things in general... But I don't know exactly what it is I think I'm missing. I just feel so unfulfilled somehow...

That's why part of me just wants to go off somewhere, do something different, just leave all this painful shit behind. But I'd have to know I was leaving behind all the hurt and uncertainty in my mind or I doubt things would even be better...

Anyway, I don't know what in the world made me decide to type this. I don't guess I have a question exactly... determining a need to ask one would involve too much certainty on my part, and I'm not certain about anything. I've just been out with my friends tonight but didn't feel like burdening them with this worrisome garbage of mine, now I wish I could talk to somebody or something but it's too damn late to, so I'm just awake, venting, rambling on here. I know I don't post much on here unless it's political; maybe it's 'cause if I start typing up personal stuff like this I can't organize my thoughts decently at all! Anyway, I figure this post will sink like a stone, and deservedly so, but any and all responses to my nonsense are certainly welcomed by me.
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:40 AM
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1. lack of paragraph breaks?
Edited on Sat May-15-04 05:40 AM by Kennethken
That would be my guess of what really sucks, but I didn't read your screed, 'cause it has no paragraph breaks. :)
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:45 AM
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3. I'd have to agree with you
I tend to think posts w/o paragraph breaks suck as well. The thing is in my post above I was making an artistic statement to illustrate how confused I am by my inability to even press the "Enter" key a couple times to group related thoughts. See, there is method to my madness. J/K :-)
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:42 AM
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2. AAAARGH! My eyes!
Please edit this into paragraphs. My old eyes can't take this!

Thanks.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:49 AM
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4. Alright, I stuck in a few at random
Not that they make my post make any more sense... :-)
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:51 AM
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5. roflmao
Yay You! :D

It realy doesn't matter if they're random, ya gotta have 'em, else it's to easy to lose track of what line we read lat.

Thanks.

:thumbsup:

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forgethell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:36 AM
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10. I read it.
You seem better already. Now, wasn't that less expensive than a visit to your therapist?

;-)
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:09 AM
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6. okay, a real response.
you very much need to sort out in your self how strong your feelings are for this woman. If you do think it is love, you very much need to ask her out on a real date, as opposed to the class assignments thing.

If you decide it isn't love, enjoy the time you're spending with her, build your friendship, and start focusing on what you want to do with your free semester. Travel would be good, if you can mange that.

Work is really not a great idea for the free semester, unless you need the money. You've got the whole rest of your life to work, do something fun that will help your emotional and spiritual growth.

I don't know if this is true for everyone, but it was true for me. When I was young, I stumbled through life not knwing what I wanted; once in a while, in quiet times, a little voice in my head would say, "you're looking for someone, when you find her, you'll know, and then you'll understand." Then one day I met her; no doubt. But I f*cked it up anyway. If you know you love the woman, tell her.

Here's another truth; no matter where you go, you tsake you with you. You can travel, but you can't "leave all this painful shit behind." You have to work out a resolution some way, some how.

So, if you love, her, tell her. Worst that can happen is you get rejected; then you have something to hold on to to help banish the "I wonder what it would be like to be with her..." thoughts when they come up.

If you don't love her, don't waste any one's time trying to make something happen that you know won't last.



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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:25 AM
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7. Thanks
Thank you for your response. I'm thinking about what you've said, and it makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it just helps to hear someone else lay out stuff I've already thought, plus bring in their own take on it as well.

And thanks for digesting my convoluted post! :-)
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:37 AM
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8. you're very welcome
Whatever decisions you come up with, I hope they work out as well as possible for you.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:05 AM
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9. My advice...
Get out more. Develop more friendships. Expand your world. If you are a homebody, then this woman seems exciting to you...or at least the prospects of a relationship with her do. If you ask her out on a date, you run the risk of losing her friendship.

I vote that, during the semester off, you do something fun and exciting. Go on a cheap vacation. Get out of your comfortable world. If you have to work, then work in a place that will expose you to people you aren't usually around.

Hope this makes sense.

(I have a question, though. What kind of class assigns that you eat out? I'll have to add that one to my schedule! :-) )
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