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I Want to Make Friends That Wont Hurt Or Use Or Betray Me

Just a bit of a rant/vent - and wrote something similar years ago on Experience Project.

So I was dating/seeing someone who lived a bit of a distance away (70 miles or so) for a couple of months, and I honestly thought we were getting along; and we spoke every day (which is rare as people often lose interest, I find) and we both agreed we wanted something serious in time.

So we've had five dates (I wish it could have been more, but distance/health issues) and they have gradually gotten better, and I am optimistic for the future; but also worried as I'm more emotionally invested.

So I ask for just a bit of reassurance that they still want the same thing, and I get a really facetious/flippant reply, and it does kind of hurt and annoy me. Basically I write cute little cards, saying I enjoyed the date and general reassuring things (also I don't expect things in return, as it seems weird) and what was said sounded like a dig at that, and our choice of date locations ( UK) and I was like "If you feel that way..." and kinda left it at that, as I knew I might reply in anger or something, and all they could say was "It was a joke!"

But I went for a walk to clear my head, but just thinking about it made me even angrier that they'd even think for a second it was funny to be edgy. When I got home I did kind of crash out and go in a slump (went to bed and didn't eat or drink for a day and a bit) and didn't get any further messages, asking how I was or anything.

So come Tuesday evening I try messaging, and basically get ghosted - and felt bad, because it was really nice up until that point, and seems silly to leave on such a sour note. I feel all the positive and supportive things I did were swept away, even though I feel I was right to be annoyed.

The situation did get me really anxious and down, and I did try and message again on different platforms but again nothing, and all they ended up doing was making everything private. I hold my hands up I should have just left it, and got really panicked; but I find the ghosting/ignoring annoying given I had legitimate reasons for not replying straight away, but I tried to explain my stance, but my messages just went unread.

Even more annoying as they went on about people ignoring them, and them ending up in a similar situation. Also annoying as I struggle to meet new people or strike or any real rapport.

Wew sorry for that!
Beatbox34 · 26-30, M
I tried that and I have failed miserably at making genuine friends. I once thought I had someone on Earth who had my back. It turned out that she used me as a rebound.

Now, I don't trust or believe in people. I'm happy as I am and am learning to embrace that people are fucking assholes.
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[@476293,Beatbox34] treat them nice as you are nice. Just don’t fall head over heals in love with them... 🙂
Beatbox34 · 26-30, M
[@830641,MadameX] I keep my distance from them. I help and be nice with boundaries.
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[@476293,Beatbox34] Okay... that’s fair enough... People sometimes are the worst of God’s creation.
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People are fickle and sometimes as hard as we try, we never know their true intentions...I’m sorry you were hurt but there is a sea of people out there, if that’s what you want... 😊
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[@1028909,endlesshelix] Dont go there... watch them on tv... that’s quite a mother is borderline... lol
[@830641,MadameX] Damn get me getting chastised haha 🥺 yes I will behave!
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[@1028909,endlesshelix] awww 🤗🤗🤗

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