Thursday, February 16, 2012

Flame Not Rekindled

I met up with Patrick a day early. He called me last night and asked if I was busy tonight and I said, sure, might as well get it over with. No, I was curious. Curiosity drove me to meet up with him.

We met in a generic Starbucks. I tried to get him to go to the comfy Starbucks near my house but we went to the uncomfortable one closer to my house. I got there first and he was late. We talked. I talked about my trips to Pittsburgh, Louisville, San Diego and most of all, he wanted to hear about the rodeo in Denver and mutton bustin’. He claims I have changed because I like to travel and I had a necklace on. It was a pretty generic conversation given the history.

I said I would walk home but he insisted on driving me. He parked in front of my house and that’s when the “Why did you contact me after 4 years?” talk took place and “What do you want?” question arose.

It felt good to say, you know what you hurt me. You treated me like you didn’t give a damn and you know what, I do not want that.

He asked to come in and I laughed. He’s like I am getting older and lonely. I was immature (you were 45!) and I treated you bad, he claimed. He told me that I have a heart of gold and that I was “set in my ways.” I said that no, I would rather be single then dragged through the muck again.  I said that we were not meant to be together.

He was thrown by that remark. I was not happy with him when we were together. He did not treat me well. I would not be happy with him now. I am sorry Patrick but for once, I am being honest and thinking of myself. It was good to see you but really, you thought I would would not meet up with you and I almost didn’t. I wish him well.


  1. Good for you for doing what is best for YOU. That shows so much strength and confidence!

  2. Good for you in knowing that he's not the right one for you and being strong enough to say so!

  3. You go girl! I'm so glad to hear that you dumped this jerk. You definitely deserve to be happy. *CHEER!*

  4. Good for you, Jen. Being alone is always better than being with the wrong person.


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