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Too Busy of a Bird
By Naomi Yung
My friend and her boyfriend are extremely devoted, despite going to two separate schools, an hour away from each other.
It amazes me, really, because I don’t see how anyone has the time to commute to a different city. I tell her that if I was ever in a relationship with someone who went to a different school, I probably wouldn’t have the motivation to visit them every day.
“I’m busy,” I would say. And it’s true. I would be busy.
“I’m tired,” I’d say. And it’s true. I would be tired.
And she tells me, “Well then, if you’re always too tired or too busy to go and visit them, then you probably don’t actually want to be in a relationship with them, and you’re not committed enough.”
And I nod, because it’s true. I’m a noncommittal person, and it makes me disappointed that I can’t be any more than that.
I know that the time will come, however, when I will actually want to commit myself, and it scares me that the feeling will not be reciprocated.
In my mind’s eye, I will have been dating them for about a month, and I will be foolishly in love with them.
And then one day I will ask them if they want to visit me, and there will be a thread of déjà-vu running through my head that my brain does not grasp until much later when they say,
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