I have feelings for you that are more than friendship. And you're in a relationship, so there is nowhere for the energy to go...
[He said that? Oh??? That's not good. I'm so sorry babe.]
[It's legit, the whole point of telling him is so that he can comment on it. And we can move past this... triangle thing.]
You have to... just do things for yourself.
[Wow. This is an adult male?]
[Well I kind of blindsided him with it. I thought he saw it coming, but maybe he didn't]
Okay. Well we can't be together late at night anymore. I really like working with you, but it has to be in the daytime at the coffee shop instead.
[Well you talked to him about it. Good job.]
[Yeah that is so hard, women are just socialized not to say anything. Let the man make the first move, hope he does right by you, get resentful if he doesn't. I'm still shaking.]
I just wanted you to know, I'm withdrawing, but it's not because you did something wrong, it's because you did something really right.
[Do you think he really didn't see it coming?]
[I can't decide, I wonder if he pretended to be surprised to himself and to me so he could act like he had nothing to do with it. But maybe he really didn't know.]
[Yeah well you can say a lot with a little, probably saved yourself a lifetime of shit there.]