|Flirting at Thanksgiving Dinner, 2012|
|Martin reading one of my books, 2010|
|With Martin at the beach, 2013|
Despite the enticing invitation, I didn’t attend Thanksgiving dinner. Martin didn’t help me move, I didn’t see him over Christmas, and he won’t be at my side when I go into surgery in two days. In fact, we’ve never seen each other since that uncomfortable afternoon together in late October. We wrote a lot of emails back and forth and we did talk on the phone once, back in January. As he explained to me, there was no real reason he broke up with me except that he wanted his freedom, and he couldn’t deal with the possibility that he had disappointed me or made me angry. He still loved me, though, he said. He just didn't want to be in a relationship with me.
1. Don’t date your best friend’s brother, especially if you’re already like a member of the family, because if it doesn’t work out, you’ll lose a boyfriend and a family;
2. Taking a chance on love is fine -- just think long and hard before you let a film crew document that chance-y love for all of eternity.