I’ve known this girl forever. I love her dearly. She’s been with a dead beat dude as his forever gf for years. They went to high school together, he was hot-shit-popular and she was quiet, they connected in adulthood, and now she’s miserable but refuses to leave.
I am now with a wonderful man. He buys me beautiful, thoughtful, expensive gifts; he takes pride in and genuinely enjoys taking me out on dates and new experiences and pays for everything. Most importantly though, he helps with my depression. I told him I’m afflicted with these episodes sometimes but I manage it well. He researched it himself without any prompting from me. He knows the signs and is patient, kind, and helpful when it comes up. I love him for it.
She hates it.
I’ve told her to dump her shitty bf countless times. She deserves better. She deserves to be adored and cherished like I adore and cherish her. She deserves to be complimented and wined-and-dined and showered with love and affection.
I don’t brag about my bf because I’m not trying to rub in a wound. But she’ll see the nice necklace I’m wearing and ask “Was that a gift?” when she already knows the answer, and then she’s in a bad mood.
All the times before she’s gone MIA because she had a new boy, never wanted to hang out, cancelling on me last minute because some boy called wanting his dick wet. Times I’ve really needed her and she let me down because she was pining after a guy who wanted to hang out that day instead.
I don’t enjoy her jealousy. I resent that I have to watch what I say in case I say something too positive about my relationship and she gets upset. I resent that she’s not happy for me. I’ve been through my share of shitty, shitty relationships. It’s nice to have a really good one.
She didn’t want to spend time with me when I was in a shitty relationship before and sought comfort and advice; I was too depressing for her, as she was in a new relationship with The Hot Guy From HS. Now she doesn’t want to spend time with me when I’m in a good relationship, because seeing me wear new clothes or jewelry that my BF got me feels to her like I’m rubbing it in her face.