I had just gotten a big promotion that required me to move to a new city 400 miles north of where I was living. Starting a new job and moving to a new city can be exciting and intimidating, as anyone who has done so knows. These intense emotions can lead to an extraordinary romantic relationship.
Soon after I moved, I discovered that my girlfriend in the city I had left had started seeing someone. I found this out rather painfully when I decided to surprise her at her apartment when I had returned to attend a company meeting. I was shocked when I started to unlock her door, and she suddenly appeared in a bathrobe! She quickly ushered us outside, where she talked with me very compassionately. When I left, I had no plans for us, but it was still tough. This event increased the emotional high.
The woman I soon met was also dealing with major changes in her life. She had given birth a few months before to a heart-melting, beautiful baby girl whose father did not want to be involved in any way. This was her situational emotional high.
When I met her, I had just finished giving my first speech, which was jittery, in front of my entire district’s sales staff. I had made arrangements for the meeting space at the hotel by telephone through her. She held an impressive management position for such a young woman. I met her for the first time when she approached me after the meeting to ask how the room setup worked out. I said, “Everything was great.” I then suggested we have a drink or lunch together sometime. She said, “Sure.” and then cleverly let me know she had a daughter.
A week later, she called while I was at one of my district’s retail stores. She would have had to call my main office to find out where I was. She started the call as a business follow-up. Then she asked, “When would you like to meet for a drink or lunch?” Such an assertive approach might normally put me off, but I liked this woman’s sassy personality for some reason. She reminded me of the female lead character in the old classic movie “Love Story.”
I suggested we meet for a drink several days later. One drink led to another, followed by dinner. After that, we were together nearly every weekend. She did not allow sex for the longest amount of time I’ve ever experienced. I liked that she wasn’t easy. It was worth the wait. 😀
We remained inseparable for years until a tragic event pushed us apart.
I still have vivid, fond memories of our time together.
If you are in a similar situation, I encourage you to be open to a new romantic relationship. It might be one of the most exciting of your life.