Monday, 09 January 2012
If you read my posts often, you likely know that I'm someone who endures long-lasting relationships. In fact, I've never really had much of a fling before, so whenever my friends talk to me about the kinds of casual relations they have I don't really know how I'm supposed to react.
One of my friends, Christine, is perhaps the most casual of them all and this can, from time to time, elicit some pretty interesting stories. During this past semester, she met a guy somewhere and they hit it off pretty well. Things were going pretty well seeing as he was just what she wanted: something physical with someone she could talk to and chill around with without getting attached. She'd been in his apartment and thought it was well-decorated and thus she assumed that he was fairly mature, or at least, more mature than she is.
On some random weekday afternoon, they planned to hang out after they both got out of work, so she texted him to follow up. Then, he called her, but she didn't pick up during her work hours. He called again and again and so, a little panicked, she called back as soon as she got off. A woman picked up the phone, but not just any woman-- his live-in girlfriend. Said girlfriend goes absolutely berserk on Christine yelling at her and asking her all sorts of questions like:
"How long has this been going on," "did you sleep with him," "did you know he has a girlfriend," "did you know I live with him," "is this the first time he's done this?"
It was all she could do to keep from laughing because she couldn't believe the situation. Christine hasn't heard from the guy since which leaves us wondering about the whole situation. This guy was dumb enough to leave his phone out where his girlfriend could find it (while he was cheating). His girlfriend betrayed his trust by snooping behind his back. Christine didn't ask about his relationship status.
I think the guy is most wrong in this situation, but I'm not sure anybody did anything right. He and his girlfriend were together for 8 years. I don't know if she broke up with him after this.
Have you ever been caught up in a situation like this? What would you do if you were this guy's girlfriend? If you were Christine?