*RK, EM and Liberano…THANK YOU, really. I feel a bit better already. That knot in my stomach is dissipating.
Liberano…I had tears in my eyes with your quote…’‘Eve would have been better staying by Adam, instead of having a conversation with evil.’’ That is by far one of the best, most reassuring quotes, I have ever read. I never thought I would have to apply it to my own life. And that is the thing about the devil…he is so sly. A master liar.
The gist of the situation, Rascalking, this might better help you…is that I joined a running group, (see “venting” thread) and a single man there asked me out. Knowing I’m married, and doesn’t care. I don’t know if I’m naive, stupid, whatever…but, it is so beyond me, I don’t know what to make of it. He’s not the first man to ever hit on me being married, but the first guy to not take no for an answer. Anyways, of course I said no, he kept persisting. We had words recently after a run, when he started up again…and I know I will be seeing him again soon. I get a week reprieve as he is out of town on business and won’t be in the group. I don’t want to have to leave this group over this guy, and when he is around…he can be quite nice, even. I hate saying that. But, he can be…and so, ‘‘conversing with evil,’’ as you say Liberano…yes, I think that’s what it is…because whenever I talk with him, he always turns the conversation to…’‘so, just dinner…doesn’t have to be anything but dinner.’’ I just keep saying…no, I’ve told you, NO. I mean, go find a single woman, for pete’s sakes. :mad:
You know, it took me a while to come out of my shell in Florida…I do, I love the benefits of this running group, but here I am, faced with a situation that is uncomfortable, to say the least. My husband doesn’t know any of this, I don’t want to involve him. He trusts me, and I trust him…he will not feel comfortable with me at this group, I know him. This pales in comparison to people’s ‘‘real’’ problems, but the real problem is not the guy, it’s me. Why don’t I know how to identify a wolf in sheep’s clothing? :(*