recently had a conversation I’d already had, word for word, many times.
The talk always begins the same way then dives off in one of two directions. ” is the question I ask — the logical question to ask — when a male friend describes a woman he’s been seeing regularly and exclusively. Sometimes he says, “I don’t know.” It’s as though relationships are the same as good weather, something that just happens to you.
You’re not sleeping with anyone else, but they aren’t your girlfriend.
What makes this harder to navigate is the fact that people interpret social relationships so differently.
Is being exclusive the same as being someone’s significant other? Old me would have said yes too, but now I think I’m changing camps.
I no longer thinks it’s possible to accidentally end up in a relationship.