It seems to be going swimmingly so far. He is friendly, articulate and has made Girl Child laugh. At this point Boy Child hasn’t met him. But that’s okay. I don’t really even want Boy Child to have fledgling relationship with this guy until I think it’s going to work out.
But do you know what I like about him best of all? He does what he says he will. So I guess the question is why did I stay in a bloody dysfunctional relationship for so long? Was it the comfort factor? Sort of staying with the devil you know. Was it the expectation that the relationship would change and I would start to get something out of it?
Oh well, it doesn’t matter now. I’ve traded up. To a younger, better looking model. One who actually calls when he is supposed to. Umm…. Well actually his people called
my people me but still I haven’t had to spend time chasing him up.
Would you like to see him? Well as I generally don’t publish photo’s here, I think I should just post a general representation.
Yep.. That works for me. Note: Jesse Spencer as Dr Robert Chase does not actually resemble my new bloke too closely but I can dream, right?
But I’m wondering why it took me so long to dump the previous bloke? After all, I’d felt uncomfortable with him for quite a while. It’s been almost 6 months since I’d discovered that he was full of it and probably more than a year before that I knew I was uncomfortable. So why did I let it go on so long? Now I could understand if I had am emotional attachment but I didn’t, I actually paid him!
Mr E. is happy with my decision. I am 99% sure that I’m staying with the new bloke and dumping our old GP. I don’t want to burn any bridges just yet but think we are done with the old bloke.
Have you ever stayed with a ‘professional’ despite your intuition, better judgement or whatever - just because? Did you actually made the break from them? How did you do it? Was there a final straw or did you just make a clean break? How do you feel about it after the event?