Dating your property
I also decided not to immediately tell dates I was living with an ex, because I realized that if someone I liked was doing the same thing, it would make me jealous. However, one guy who I ended up casually seeing for a few months was totally cool with it.Yes, the truth must come out sooner or later, but it’s important to feel out the appropriate time to reveal it., my first instinct was to confide in Garrett. Before the big move, my three-year relationship with my then-boyfriend, Garrett*, was in an uncertain place.I wouldn’t say that we were unhappy, but we were pretty much just trudging along. We wondered whether we were too young to settle — or to settle down.I don’t know if I could do it again, at least not for so long.
This made it easy for me to descend into why-did-we-ever-break-up mode whenever I was feeling lonely or sad.And we naively decided that Garrett following me from our hometown of Cincinnati to LA would help us find answers.Two months, two thousand miles, and a few time zones later, we realized our time was up.I suspect I could have avoided that pain had we had some distance.We still cared for each other, and once Garrett moved out, we were able to channel those feelings into a sort of a friendship.
So, after six months of us living together and him saving up money, Garrett packed his bags and walked out the door.