Thursday, 21 June 2012
This post has been submitted by Datingish reader, Kris.
I was dating a guy who was considerably older than me for about eight months. He was divorced with two kids and his wife had left him for someone else. I was never happy with the way that he treated me, especially around his friends, and he never introduced me to his kids.
Finally, before I left for the summer (I'm a teacher and travel every summer), I broke up with him when I felt like he had disrespected me one too many times. When I broke up, I told him not to bother calling me again because the night I asked him to call me he just responded with "I'll call tomorrow." I told him to not bother calling me again.
Since I broke up with him, he has tried contacting me twice--once via text message and another time via email. He just says things like "I'm thinking about you and hope that you are well" or "I'm thinking about you (as usual) and hope you are having a great summer." All of my friends and family are telling me not to bother responding to him but it is really tempting to do it.
I am always nice to everyone and it is hard for me to be mean to him. Should I be civil and give a short response to his messages or just ignore them? I feel happy with my life now that I ended it with him and I do not want to fall back into his manipulative mind games.
Thanks in advance!