Dating ex boyfriends roommate
A fresh start wasn’t enough to reinvigorate our fizzling relationship.
The catch was, we had signed a one-year lease, and neither of us could afford the place on our own.
This made it easy for me to descend into why-did-we-ever-break-up mode whenever I was feeling lonely or sad.
I suspect I could have avoided that pain had we had some distance.
We still cared for each other, and once Garrett moved out, we were able to channel those feelings into a sort of a friendship.
This upset me — I’d liked him enough to spend the night — but more so, it made me realize this would likely be a point of contention with anyone I might want to date.
I immediately told Garrett that while I understood this was new, we needed to remember that we were no longer together, and he had no right or responsibility to keep tabs on my whereabouts. Down the line, some guys who I shared the details of my situation with were freaked out — something they didn’t hesitate to tell me.