When he showed up in Indiana the last time, I was terrified to try and date ANYBODY for real.
But it quickly felt natural and right after all that talking and sharing.
When we broke up nine months later, all the usual post-breakup awkwardness and bitterness were multiplied tenfold by the fact that we were forced to hang out whenever our families got together, which was often.
On the flip side, when we rekindled the flame after college, our friendship and the friendship between our families became one of the best parts about our more-than-friendship.
Plus, he’s fun to talk to about anything because he’s animated, opinionated and hilarious.He made me laugh a lot, but I was very suspicious of him. And he was a white boy with a slight country accent who drove a pick-up truck.I assumed he’d be more into a woman who reminded him of Taylor Swift.At each new point, we always had a conversation to find out where we were and how we felt.I think that viewing relationships as an inevitable thing that happens between two people who are attracted to each other takes away from the emotional vulnerability, and work, that goes into building strong commitments.I learned this lesson the hard way when I started dating a friend in high school.