be a friend or go away, be quiet and don't be a fool, choose silence, let bygones be bygones, making it worse and not better, no need to go over what is finished, why stir things up
” Sometimes your knight in shining armor turns out to be an idiot wrapped in tin foil.” – unknown
I just got this very short email from G. This is it in its entirety:
I’m still a little shell shocked from my last relationship. You did a few things probably innocently last weekend that rocked me which is why I was off.
You were probably kidding but it still it rocked me. I think the world of you lady.
What? What is the point of this email?
Some things I did?
I know that if I am guilty of anything in this relationship was of being too nice and trying too hard.
Is this his way of offering an explanation to his behavior? We are past this. I don’t care for answers or explanations anymore. I did all the trying. I am done.
Does he want me to ask what was that I did that triggered something in him? Is this email supposed to make me curious? Should I say sorry for something I have no clue?
“If you’re not comfortable enough with yourself or with your own truth when entering a relationship, then you’re not ready for that relationship.” -Steve Maraboli
I tried to talk about this previous relationship of his but he didn’t want to get too much into it. I respected that. He said they were together in the past, then recently tried again but still the issues were all there as before and he broke up for good.
I asked if there was any chance of getting back together and he said: never. He made sure to say, more than once, that I was the total opposite of her.
I am hoping for his sake that he had no expectations when he sent this email as he is getting no replies of any sort.
I will not ask what I did (or he thinks I did) because I do not care. I am not even curious. Whatever way he felt or is feeling is on him not me.
It is not what I did, it is how received and reacted (or didn’t react) to it.
“I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” – Steve Maraboli
He had plenty of chances and freedom to tell me anything he wanted. He was free to say what bothered him at the time that it happened. I made sure that we made communication a priority in this relationship.
I told him that I joke a lot and I can be sarcastic so he had to speak up if he ever didn’t like anything I did or said. He had said my honesty was refreshing. Why hold it in, be a jerk and now send such an email?
I didn’t reply and will not reply to such emails. Either tell me what you think I did that hurt, offended, “rocked” you or just be quiet.
Sorry for venting, but this email was really aggravating and offending to me. To me, we were done and moved on to being friends that texted every now and then. I was happy with that. No need for explanations that will not change anything, and to perhaps just make me feel that I am guilty of something.
“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.” – Steve Maraboli