Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this. That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. After the funeral, a grief counselor told her to make no sudden changes in her life for at least a year, and she followed that advice.
*Names have been changed to protect identities En español She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.
One time you tried flirting with a stranger who appeared to be hitting on you but then it turned out he had a girlfriend and now you'll never do that ever again. A total stranger asks for your number and you debate in your head for two hours whether or not it's worth it. Trying to figure out how to say good-bye in a casual way usually turns into you half-hugging him and running away.
I mean, he could be great or he could be a total psycho and then I'm stuck with a total weirdo psycho calling me all the time ... Actually, running away at the end of the first few dates with someone is one of my favorite pastimes/coping mechanisms. Seeing your crush and wanting so badly to either just be with them or to have them leave the country and not even say good-bye. I'm so exhausted by my feelings for you that I don't even care anymore.
Individualistic, rather than a leader or follower, can be impulsive.
Well developed value systems which they strictly adhere to.