It’s six in the morning.
I can’t sleep. Special Man Friend is asleep upstairs, in my bed. I feel so far away from him, but I can’t tell him that. He’s got his own demons, and he’s holding them very close to the vest. (What an interesting phrase that is…)
I don’t know what to do or say. I want to make him talk. He’s told me in the past, that when he gets like this, which isn’t very often, that he just needs me to be okay on my own, and not take it personally that he’s shut me out.
I hate it.
My mind goes everywhere. I know that he is spread so thin, that something is going to have to go, soon. I’m afraid it’s going to be his emotional well-being. My deepest fear is that it’s going to be me.
I’m not perfect. But I work really hard to be a good partner.
Mrs. A read my whole blog. It didn’t go over well.
How do I write and continue to grow in my poly if I’m gagged? This has been my place for self expression. I don’t have anyone to talk to, except SMF and CC, and there’s issues with being completely open with each of them, because of their relationship to each other. I’ve gotten the feeling lately that I’ve over shared with CC, and that puts her in a strange position. We both have issues surrounding Mrs. A, but peeling away the layers of that situation is proving to be difficult. Yes. I would have some processing and adjusting to do with any new girl he started to get close to. That’s the nature of this kind of relationship configuration.
But I have some real and valid concerns. Even if they are only valid to me.
Special Man goes back and forth. He says he respects how I feel, but then I feel that he is impatient and has different expectations.
I have this sick feeling that he just thinks I’m doing bad poly.
But he would be wrong about that.
I told Mrs. A that she should not read my blog if it was going to bother her. I suppose I should tell Special Man Friend the same thing. He and I need to talk, about a lot of things. But he’s asleep and I’m awake. And I don’t know how far away from me he will be when he wakes.
This has been a challenging week. At the beginning of the week, we both said we needed to have a relationship maintenance talk as soon as we could. Between work, and scheduling, last night is the first opportunity we have had to be together, and he was not ready to talk. I can’t go another week.
I was so looking forward to Valentine’s Day this year. I think I want a do-over.