B is for Ben: Part Two

Hi Ben,

I got off our Skype call the other night and cried. There is so much about you that I find attractive. You embody so many of the qualities I’m looking for in a man. And I have so much fun hanging out with you.

But it’s all moving way too fast for me. I wish I was in a place where I could offer you as much as you seem ready to offer me. But I can’t. I ended up back on the dating scene before I was really ready, but I figured that I was going to spend months kissing frogs anyway, so what could be the harm? And then, nearly right away, I met you.

And instead of being able to enjoy the attention and appreciate your willingness to jump right in, I found myself in a blind panic, unable to breathe, burdened by the weight of a new relationship I wasn’t ready for.

Thank you for understanding that I need time, that I need space to breathe. Thanks for recognizing that any time limits or expectations are probably too much pressure for me right now.

I hope that there is someone waiting for you just around the next corner. But if not, maybe we can have coffee again somewhere down the road.

Take care, Ben.



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About Sally

Poet, seeker, author, mom. Celebrating the beauty and mystery that surrounds us and learning to trust in the journey.
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5 Responses to B is for Ben: Part Two

  1. heysugarsugar says:

    Sally I swear you have one of the loveliest blogs I have ever read. you write the words I have thought many times. x

  2. heysugarsugar says:

    lol I also have a 22 year old daughter ..she has just graduated from Uni and now moved away to work ( see http://heysugarsugar.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/dont-forget-to-remember-me/) when she vists and the two of them are here its like feeding time at the zoo 🙂

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