Thank you to all who have written to me about Mr. Showtime and his disappearing act. Seems like everyone has gone through a situation similar to this, man or woman.. We all seek answers when this happens, but there are actions people take that just don’t make sense.
Anyway, I’m flying home from Chicago as I post, on a Virgin America flight (best airline in the world people!!). Since I have wireless, a computer, power, and wine at my fingertips, I thought I’d write…. give a quick update, provide a few more details on why this particular situation, Mr. Showtimes’ disappearance is so strange.
- Time Together – we are both busy individuals, so although we were talking or texting frequently, we were only able to see each other a couple of times a week. Sometimes it was during the week, sometimes it was the weekend. We were not rushing into something (at least I didn’t think so)… I thought the amount of time together was perfect – enough to keep wanting more. 🙂 We just made a point to enjoy the time we were able to spend with each other.
- Sex – some of you suggested it might be because he got sex that he disappeared. We had been having GREAT sex for 4 weeks, and it just kept getting better and better. We talked about this, and how getting to know someone mentally, physically, and emotionally really makes for great intimacy.
- Self Awareness – he seemed much more self-aware than most men I’ve met. He seemed to understand that communication was key to a good relationship, that to be in a healthy, happy relationship, each person had to be healthy and happy. He had spent time thinking about what he wanted in his life, setting goals for himself, and actively working to achieve his goals.
- Consistent – Before he stopped calling/texting, his actions always matched his words… he said what he did, did what he said. There was zero inconsistency in his interactions with me.
He has a demanding job and is a very active father of 3 grown kids (18, 20, 22). Because he is busy AND has great qualities, I had originally thought that something was wrong – that he had become gravely ill, that something had happened to his father (who had stopped by for a visit AND “has limited time on this earth”)….. And maybe this is still the case, I don’t know. BUT, if a friend knows you are concerned and you don’t call/text them back… well, that isn’t a good friend. Certainly not someone you keep in the “inner circle” for long.
So I am sad, it’s a sad situation. I did see potential…. so I have had a heavy heart this week while in Chicago. I even turned down and evening out with colleagues on Monday so I could “work on my demo”, a.k.a. have a pity party and post to my blog. I liked him.. we definitely connected. But alas it wasn’t meant to be…. if it was, we would still be communicating.
What I do know is that he left a few items at my house (on purpose – because he planned to come back) AND I left my eye pillow at his house and I need to get it back. My thought is to send him his things along with a SASE and a note stating “please return the eye pillow. Greatly appreciated” and leave it at that. 🙂