Tuesday, January 10, 2012

St(r)aying Away


Maybe I am just not good at relationships.

No, I'm not the best, but I tried. I definitely tried with this guy, that's for sure.

The impending feeling of doom is settling down upon me and I can see, with a considerable amount of fear, that this relationship might, just might, be winding down and seeing the last of its days.

But how can I full-heartedly invest in a guy who, point blank, says straight to my face that he is feeling so homesick that he is considering moving back to the States in as soon as four months? That he is thinking about continuing his career back home, somewhere in California, eighteen hours away from me.

I want to say, please stay, don't go. I like you so much. We've got such a thing going here.

But instead, I am numb and silent with the realization that he, despite introducing me to his brother and friends, and giving me the code to his apartment, is choosing something else over me.

How can I carry on with him as if nothing is happening when, in my head, there is a silent but deadly countdown of days left to spend with him. How can I not try my damnest to become as detached as he is?

I had this shit happen to me once when I told a guy I was moving away for grad school. I did not expect that he was going to abandon me, as suddenly as he did, then.

This time I can leave elegantly, quietly, and with dignity in tact. This time I can ignore that timid tug of heart that keeps telling me to stay and just see what happens. To text him one more time to see if he wants to go for a mid-afternoon bike ride or if he wants to hang out at his apartment or go to the pool.

This time I can even ask why the hell he is doing this to me... if I muster up enough courage.

This time. Before the four month death sentence rolls around.

4 comments:

JessRaquel said...

I think you need to at least talk to him and say "If you leave then where do you see us?" You owe it to you and him or else you are going to be left wondering. If there is a chance to make something awesome happen then take the chance.

Pam the Realtor said...

I think you should tell him exactly how you feel and ask him to stay. Worked for you with the job, why not the guy?

Laundramatic said...

good points, ladies. I know, I will ask him... eventually. Just tired of being the one asking all the questions. He seem to have checked out and is just going with the flow as of late.

-L

P said...

i hope it works out for you, L!xx