“I’m just not comfortable in this relationship anymore,” She told me.
I was only a little bit surprised, I could see it coming down the road. It was inevitable.
You see, when you are in a new relationship, everything is shiny and exciting. The question is, though, will it bear out over time?
In great relationships, things always seem exciting and new, no matter how long you’ve been in it. You enjoy doing things together. It seems like there’s never a dull moment. In fact, it’s almost like the concept of a relationship disappears and it just becomes a true partnership…. like you were born to be together…. at least in that moment.
I could see that wasn’t happening in this case. Things were slowly dying. Frustrations coming out.
“Well, what are you going to do?” I asked.
“I think I need to put together a pro’s and con’s list. In something this important, sometimes its hard to remember all the good things, along with the bad. There’s been a lot of bad.”
“Yeah, I guess you’re right.”
We continued walking together quietly down N Street, holding hands.
It’s in these times that you reflect. You look back on the relationship and wonder where things went wrong. It seemed so right at the beginning, how could it have changed that quickly? I swear it was only just last week she was raving about how great things were going.
Maybe it was my fault. I sort of talked her into the whole thing. Maybe she just got caught up in the excitement of everything. Maybe we should have thought things out a little bit more.
And this, my friends, is how the break-up occurred last night.
We’re sad, but I think we’re both ok with it.
We’re going to take some time over Thanksgiving and wrap up some loose ends, but then that should be that.
It’ll be nice to be with family and friends over the holidays, to help console us over the loss.
It just won’t be the same anymore, but life goes on.
The night after GF decided to break-up with her cell phone.