Back in 2007, I had started a relationship with a guy on the internet. One of many that I would end up having over the course of my life.
He and I would spend hours chatting, always with the promise of him coming to Canada from the United States. It never happened.
There was excuse (he just went through a nasty divorce) after excuse (he did not have a passport) after excuse (he couldn't take time off work) till one day he just dropped off the face of the earth.
Against my better judgment, I wanted to believe him. I did not listen to my gut reaction to so many of the red flags. I'm not too sure if it was because I was in such a low point self esteem wise, or that I just did not want to be single.
I'm ashamed to say, part of what I liked about him was that he looked so much like my (then) recent ex that at first glance I thought it was him.
I hadn't heard from Ex F since early 2007. That was until now. He emailed me out of the blue the other day.
It simply said "Hi How have you been?"
I never answered. Just hit the delete button. It's something I never do. Delete old messages. But I did this time.