I walked out to my car this morning to find a plastic wrapped envelope stuck to my car. The contents of it made me cry. It was a hand made card from the Comic celebrating our 5th month together. I forget sometimes that she has the art degree. It was very touching and very nice to have someone do something so sweet for me. It's been a long time.
5 months is a record for me in the dating world post divorce. 6 is the Comic's limit. So we're doing very well and breaking new territory all the time. We both really care about each other which is great.
I did have my first serious talk with her about something that was bothering me. I had held off most of the week since the Comic had the flu and I knew it wasn't that appropriate to talk about.
The Comic had went to visit her niece again last week and came back to me Friday. This time she was in worse shape than she was last time she went. It was so bad that she emotionally vomited all over me. It wasn't pretty. Something like that hadn't happened to me in a long time and I reflexively shut down to it. That night was the first time I ever thought seriously that the Comic may not be for me. However sunrise the next day brought everything back to normal.
Over the next few days I kept having these little fantasy daydreams of trying to get control with that situation with her niece. It was always fleeting so I didn't think much of it. However Monday I stopped myself and looked at it. Realizing that I felt abused with the emotional vomiting, I was trying to stop being a victim in my head.
Now talking about a problem is always huge for me. It never went well for most of my life. Not with my family and definitely not with my wife. So it was anxiety laden to say the least. I'm happy to say it went over well. The Comic apologized for it and we were able to talk everything out in a healthy way that hasn't happened in a relationship before.
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