Quit it.

There’s always an ex, right? Well, The Ex just won’t quit. It’s been over a year since I last saw him and decided I no longer wanted him in my life. It will be a year next week since SC and I met and I vowed to make my previous resolution a true statement forever and ever. And It will be a year in November since I last had any sort of conversation with him in which I explained, in detail, AGAIN, why I no longer wanted to communicate with him in any way.

Since then, he’s texted every few months and I haven’t replied. A few months ago, he texted again and I sent a short message saying I wanted nothing to do with him, AGAIN. It had been longer than previous time spans and I hadn’t received anything from him, so I was starting to get excited. I didn’t get a message from him yesterday (on my birthday) and I was so relieved.

Honestly, I used to wait by the phone ALL DAY for him to send me a happy birthday wish when we weren’t together and I wished we were. It wasn’t a good birthday unless he was a part of it. But now I’m equally happy when I don’t receive anything. Every one of those years that I was waiting for him? I cried throughout my birthday. And now? I had a great day. The first really great birthday in a long time.

But it couldn’t last, I guess. As SC and I were getting into the car this evening, my phone vibrated. I looked at the screen and there was a random number. It took a minute for me to realize that it was his number. And my mood immediately changed. SC could see it, there was no hiding what I was feeling.

The message said that he hoped I had a good birthday, and Happy Birthday a day late. Or something.

FUCK.

I don’t know what to do. Why won’t he just go away?

I think I need your advice, because it’s seriously upsetting SC and me that we can’t do anything about this. Do I call him? Will that make a difference? Do I continue to ignore? Do I change my phone number? WHAT DO I DO!?

 

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