After a whirlwind courtship, I realized he was getting too serious and started to back away slowly. He responded by asking me to accompany him on a trip home to meet his folks after dating for only 3 weeks. We weren’t exclusive at the time, furthermore I was sleeping with someone else (and not him). I left for a long weekend and didn’t call him when I got back. He got the message.


Aftermath: I checked up on his artwork blog a few months later only to discover that he had painted a portrait of me, subtitled “(I hate that I love you)” and created a collage of my old text messages—which he then sent me in the mail.

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“Hank Williams”

best of chemistry

I was listening to some old country and he asked who it was. I told him. He had no idea who Hank Williams or Merle Haggard were.


Aftermath: As soon as we got back to his house, I left. He emails from time to time but I don’t respond!




On the third date, he was droning on about himself again and I fell asleep.


Aftermath: We had less than zero chemistry to start with, and he had a ‘stalker’ vibe. In three days time, he had given me an gold necklace with my birthstone, and had left personal items in my car and workplace. I told him I really wasn’t interested and returned everything to him.

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“5 minutes”


I knew it was over when he said he’d call me in 5 minutes. Five minutes, 5 hours, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years went by and I never heard from him again.


Aftermath: After a while I tried to call but I had forgotten his number. I guess that was that.

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“He Left a Note”


He had left a note for me stating that he knew that I didn’t love him anymore. He was right, so I left a note for him confirming this, (I had school all day and wouldn’t be seeing him again until late that night). Later, I found out that he wasn’t planning on moving out and that he wanted to co-exist in my one bedroom apartment.


Aftermath: I told him to leave. I couldn’t understand why he’d want to continue living together knowing good and well that it was over.