Monday, July 27, 2009

Lose-Lose Love Stories

Right now I have found myself in a lose-lose situation.

You see, I always thought that there was a win and a lose or sometimes if you are really lucky, both choices are a win. Those are the best. They don't really come along too often however. 
In all reality, my lose-lose situation started last fall but it's really started to hit me hard now. For lack of a better nick-name, I will call this one James. You'll hear James's story from the beginning but I have to sleep with a few other guys first before that part of my life comes up. Anyways, James is younger than me, and he has been dating a girl who is younger than him. The only problem is, James wasn't really into this girl. Sure, he enjoyed having sex with her and being with her but James is a commitment-phobe, or more so I think he just hasn't found the right girl because truthfully (as I have told him) if it's the right girl, he's not going to give a shit if he goes to school in a different state than her, he would do whatever he could to have her. So James has known the entire summer that he was going to stop seeing this girl once the summer ended. After learning he was doing this, something that I am all too familiar with, our conversation went something like this:
LL: James, you are an idiot, why are you seeing this girl
J: I don't know.
LL: Do you like her enough to stay with her?
J: You know how I feel about long distance relationships
LL: No, I think that is a bunch of bullshit. I know that if you really liked this girl, you would continue to date her no matter where you lived.
J: You're probably right, why are you always right.
LL: Because I am. So stop being a douche bag and stop seeing her before shit gets crazy.
J: No it will be fine, she gets it.
LL: Is she a girl?
J: yes...?
LL: Then it is never going to be fine and she is never going to get it. Girls don't think like that.
J: Yeah. You're right. Fuck.

A few nights later after trying to convince James multiple more times that it's not fair to date a girl who you already have decided when your breaking up with her, I get a message from him saying he ended it. I told him to come over for a drink since it had been a stressful day. 

Did I forget to mention that James and I have been sleeping together since last fall? Of course, when I was dating someone else we didn't...although about a week later we did....and when he was dating this girl, we didn't...but...

James and I have this incredible attraction to each other. We have amazing sex. Not the kind of sex that you are like, eh, this is alright but I could do without. The kind of sex that you think about the next day while you are at work or eating dinner with your brother and his new child or anywhere else equally inappropriate. The kind of sex you dream about. He's also one of the only guys I've ever felt extremely comfortable with. I love being with James and the other night when he came over, I knew what was going to happen as much as I wish it could just come to a natural end so that I wouldn't have to do anything about it. James and I woke up around 7 am the next morning to his phone buzzing, from a text message from this girl. Who he just broke up with. The same day I slept with him. 

I feel like a complete asshole. I told James that in no way was it my intention to get him to break up with her so that I could sleep with him and I needed him to know that. He said he did. Didn't make me feel any better. Now I am just so frustrated because I am so done with having sex with guys who don't care about me. I am sick of being the girl you sleep with instead of the girl you want to marry. I am so sick of feeling like a paralyzed, tongue tied little girl after I sleep with one of my best friends because I am scared of saying anything that will make him run. 

So here is what I feel like my options are:
1. Continue to have a casual, meaningless fabulous sex filled 'friendship' with James, but feel like shit every time after we sleep together
2. Tell James we can only be friends, which really means we will still sleep together because trust me, we tried that.
3. Tell James I don't think we should be anything anymore. 

All of these options make me upset. I know that James and I can't just be friends, there is just too strong of a physical attraction there. I also know that it would break my heart to not have him in my life anymore. 

So now I just have to decide which one of the not attractive options do I want to pursue? If you're wondering, 'hey, if you have such a good time together and have such great chemistry, why don't you date.' I will answer that with, good fucking question. Maybe you will have a bit more insight after one of my later posts. 


  1. Eek! I've totally been there. I know what you mean about hating to be that girl that guys screw but don't want to marry. It really is a shitty feeling. I had the same thing not too long ago and I eventually cut it off completely. It's not easy but it had to be done.

    See, I knew I wanted a relationship. I knew I couldn't get one from him. Every time we had sex, I felt like crap. How dare I complain about this shitty feeling when I keep repeating the incriminating actions. I'm not trying to blame you & I never really blamed myself. Emotions are very complex and it is never a single thing that is to blame, but I basically concluded that the relationship I had wasn't worth it. Being stuck in something like that only distracts you from the open opportunities that lie ahead. And if you continue to be distracted, you'll miss your shot.

    Keep your head up Gorgeous!
    xo Anastasia B.

    Ps. I love your blog. I can't wait to read more!

  2. Well if I were in your shoes I'd give dating James a try! He broke up with is amazing between you're best friends...hello!!!

  3. Oh the, "we're having fabulous sex but are not dating" problem.. classic.

    If you can handle it emotionally then keep sleeping with him... if you cannot, then don't.

    Some questions for you:
    - Are you currently pursuing anyone else?
    - Would you be upset if he was fucking (sorry, for lack of a better term) another girl? (aside from the STD/gross part)

    if you answered yes, then you might like him too much and are setting yourself up for disappointment.

    ugh. If only friends with benefits could always work out.