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While my sudden unspoken desire was to deepen our intimacy, Paul’s signals proved alternately encouraging then confusing.
A promised lunch together that fell through due to sickness; a lingering smile at my door one day turned into distracted “gotta run, department meeting” the next.
Writing about how you feel could be a useful outlet, remembering these very strong feelings may subside as you get used to the situation.
If you’ve a friend or family member who you can trust to share your concerns in confidence this may be useful, although you’ll want to avoid this escalating into a family drama.
Frame this in a context of being happy for them but having some worries about how you feel.
His long-distance girlfriend had broken up with him or his relative was terminally ill. Nothing further is exactly how our relationship played, while, to my great consternation, we hit a plateau between consolation and water cooler repartee.She may not be able to tell you that she is using your question, but will try to email you the reply if she does.