From my inbox:
James (day 146):
“Despite never actually having had a girlfriend like this, wolfie pulled the bad-girlfriend thing on me this morning as I was cycling in to work – “okay, okay, you’re right – we did need this time away, I was too clingy, I demanded too much of your attention, I was jealous of other things you wanted to do, I admit it. But remember how much fun we had? How I was always there for you? I promise if you come back that I won’t be like they were – we’ll talk up front and set some clear limits around the amount of time we spend together. You can have the other parts of your life back and I won’t get in the way, but I have to be with you again.”
It was frankly an absurd little play to be running through my skull. “Goodbye” seemed the only appropriate response.
me: oh that’s good! I haven’t heard that particular spin from wolfie before. very clever actually. *I promise it’ll be different in the future* 🙂 yeah, like that’s ever been true!