Friday, October 21, 2011
The Other Woman
I realized recently that I have someone how become the "other woman" in a friend of mine's relationship. He's been dating this girl since the beginning of April, and I am not a fan. I am sure she's lovely person in the grand scheme of things, and God loves her, so she can't be all bad, right? I just know she's not good for him. The seem forced and fake and awkward and everyone feels uncomfortable around them when they're together. It's not good.
The odd thing is, he hides that he talks to me from her. I didn't realize this until recently. For a long time, our super close friendship was highly public knowledge, even after they started dating, but then things shifted. She sent me a weird email telling me that my relationship with her boyfriend made her uncomfortable and, without saying it directly, to back the hell off. She sent me a friend request on Facebook at the same time. I ignored both because I was afraid I would say something mean. I don't want to fight with this girl. Not really. I just want to continue being a friend the way I have been all along.
After that our relationship cut off for awhile. I told him I'd be here when he wanted me, but that I didn't want tangled up in this mess because I knew his new girlfriend didn't like me. It lasted about a month...and then I couldn't take it any longer. I missed him. He had been (and is still) the one person I feel the need to talk to EVERY day.
Now we talk on a daily basis, but his end is kinda sporadic. A few weeks ago, I realized that he was texting me whenever she wasn't with him. Is it bad that I find this hilarious? We don't do anything creepy or inappropriate or super weird. We just talk about life.
Tonight I find out that not only does he really only text me when she's not around, but that he put auto delete on his texting. Yeah...
Seriously, am I the "Other Woman" now? This is so unreal.