Friend starts dating your ex
Sometimes a decision that seemed perfectly appropriate at the time turns out to be a mistake.
Every time she went home, Christine would hang out with a group of local police officers. I still don’t know how I managed to stammer through that one. Nothing was going to stop me from advancing on the girl I knew I wanted.♦◊♦Over the next few weeks, I thrust myself into Kathy’s life. The thrilling thing wasn’t that I ransacked a clique one by one—it was the fact that yet again, the girl I wanted became my girlfriend.I’m not sure if we kissed that night or if it was the next night, but before I knew it, we were together, naked in my bed.♦◊♦The world was inside out. She was the first member of her family to go to an institution with anything approaching the academic rigor of the University of Chicago.This made her insecure; she feared being stupid to the point of terror.In truth, I don’t really remember what I said to her, or how it happened, or what the details were, but I do know that I offered to help her with her chemistry homework a couple days after the elevator incident.
The offer turned into our talking through the night and into next morning, neither of us sleeping. A girl who was too attractive to be with a schlub like me had willingly joined me in a relationship that defied expectation and logic.The relationship was doomed to fail.♦◊♦Christine had three very good friends in Broadview.