Hello? Were you even listening to my story?
Of course I was.
Well… You didn’t say anything.
WELL… I was absorbing & processing what you just told me…
But that was a pretty loaded question: Were you EVEN listening?
It wasn’t loaded.
It was insinuating that I don’t listen to you. When do I ever not listen to you? I was remembering the last time you mentioned “this topic” and recalling what you had said about “this topic” and then thought how it connects to what you just said about “this topic” so that’s why I didn’t respond instantaneously.
You seem to be forgetting who I am. I’m not your ex who never listened to you. I’m not the girl who ignored you, underappreciated and undervalued your worth and your words.
So please, next time, BEFORE you revert to a defensive automated response, remember who you’ve grown to know as ME.
And don’t insult me by assuming I’m the one who came before, that just shows up your insecurities.
Cause I’m not that girl and I’ve never been that girl to you ~ so don’t be like all those other guys who came before you, who were left shocked and dismayed when I walked away from them … for thinking that I suddenly dropped my pride when I started falling in love.
I’m proud of who I am and I’m proud of my heart and I’ll be damned to be confused with your ex-unsatisfying-and-unsuccessful relationship.
Yes ~ I am always listening…
But it seems YOU haven’t been.