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|Wed, 07-16-2003 - 1:27pm|
I currently live with two young women. I am pretty good friends with GS (to keep anonymous), we've been living together almost two years.
The other housemate, MJ, has simply changed my life since moving into our house last winter. Only in the last few months am I beginning to fully appreciate and understand how special she is to me. I could go on and on about her, but the key thing to know is that she simply makes me a better person. I totally believe in her.
Well, MJ has a boyfriend of about 10 months. The eyes reveal a lot in relationships, and I don't think these two people are meant for each other. However, I would never tell MJ this.. it's not in my place. And I am biased.
After living in this house for nearly five years, I am moving out next month. I've been planning this move for a while, but I admit the move-out date has been pushed up because it's getting more and more difficult to be so physically close to MJ, and know that she is in love, or at least beginning to love another man.
They've had signs of instability from time to time, and I can definitely say that MJ is not affectionate toward him. Though he is to her, to an almost smothering degree. People have commented on this. But I know she does care for him, at least as a good friend (they knew each other for a couple years before dating). Don't worry, I'm not kidding myself, none of this is any source of hope for me.
In spite of her relationship, MJ and I have a wonderfully progressing friendship. She has confided in me things that she won't tell others (including her guy). And I am thankful for at least the last 8 months and how we've been able to share so many things. I've never been this close to another woman (she's 25), even in past relationships.
My brother has always told me that if it's meant to be, it's meant to be.
In his own way, I think he means that women will let you know (unequivocally) that she likes you in a very special way. I guess it should be obvious even to the most challenged like myself.
MJ is very considerate with me, offers compliments regularly, and modestly flirts every once in a while. But she is an extrovert and a very confident young woman. I always enjoy our "playing", but I try not to take it too seriously.
If this intrigues you at all... what do you think of my situation?