Hi Jenn. I'd hate to think all of my therapy has been a waste. I sure don't have all the answers but let me offer this if I may.
A person, man or woman, has free will. They can make a choice. They make that choice to be involved with someone, anyone, on the basis of their judgment of that person's character, what they share in conversation and so on. Just like in real life except you don't have the inflection, the facial expressions, the body language and so on.
We only know what the other person reveals to us. We may be a mess! Of course, we don't want anyone to know so we only show our good side. This happens in a lot of relationships (I feel I'm not making any sense here but I'm trying)
Some can handle flirting, some can't. Me?
I am not very good at it! I come off flat every time, I tried it once!! My problem is I take it all too seriously, which one reason I'm not writing anything right now. I need to get a grip on what's real and what's not. I realize that doesn't make me sound too mature but I'm too serious.
My heart goes out to anyone who is hurt by an internet relationship. But this is and should remain a poetry forum, not a lonely hearts club. Sure, if two people meet, can handle it and are on the same playing field, that's wonderful. If not, they should know they can't handle it and admit it.
Anyway, it's a subject I hope is laid to rest for awhile, as I, for one am tired of thinking about it! No offense, sweetie!!!!
I just love poetry and want to one day, be able to read and yes, write without reading more into things than I have done in the past and well...live and let live.
Isn't that what we all should do?
"Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently."