Monday, 23 July 2012
After breaking it off with my ex boyfriend of two years and reading plenty of Datingish advice, I decided I needed a rebound. Luckily I didn't have to look far before meeting this sexy stud muffin Italian. He had the body, the face, the confidence, and the sex appeal. Any girl's dream-come-true.
It's been a month now, and we're in a relationship. As I stated before, he is my rebound. I needed somebody to take my ex off my mind, which he's done great... except he tells me last night that he loves me. That was not part of my plan. I was looking for a light-hearted relationship, nothing heavy right now. In a perfect universe, I would have been able to say "I love you" back. But I can't.
Of course I do love him, but not in the way he's searching for, and not in the way he loves me. I feel terrible. He was supposed to be my rebound, and now I feel like he was being led on by some misunderstanding. My "summer fling" turned "summer love" without my permission.
I'm lost. Part of me feels guilty and that I owe it to him to try to keep this up and try to fall for him, another part thinks I should clear up everything now so we're clear as to where I stand.
What would you do? Have you ever been in a similar situation? Have you ever gotten serious with a rebound? Any helpful advice?