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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2020, 10:51 AM
tehuti88
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If Other Me was as gung-ho to chat about and engage in our special interests as I am, yes.

But since bad experiences trying to do this with other people have damaged me so severely that I'd no longer be able to do so even if the other party insisted they were genuinely interested (so far, nobody has been), I wouldn't believe Other Me means it, I'd be certain Other Me would bail out the minute she realizes how damaged I am (she would probably insult me a few times, too), and I would refuse to engage. Plus, if Other Me is as damaged as I am, she wouldn't even bother trying to engage with me in the first place because she has all the same damage and knows that trying to socialize with others is too painful and pointless.

So...no. -_-

If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.

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Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."

(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )

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