I am at a loss; how I am supposed to move through a life I hadn’t planned for and hadn’t intended on living. I feel adrift and I do not like it, not a single bit. In fact, I cannot find a single thing I like about this aloneness, not the lonely I expected the lonely and though it horrifies me, I expected it. It isn’t that, not at all.
It is the aloneness.
It is also my fault. Entirely and utterly my fault, I have no one to blame but me. I knew it was happening, I screamed about it. I fought it, but not hard enough. This aloneness, this blank space in my life is me, it is all me, it is of my making; it is my agreement to terms and conditions which were unreasonable and hurtful. I am now exactly where I didn’t want to be, isolated and alone.
I can’t blame him; all he did was demand I choose. All he did was make me choose him over myself, my nature, my humanness. All he did was force choices, him or the world, him or me.
Hell, he even made me hide. Lie by omission simply to spread wings and touch the world beyond the world he wanted to live in, a world of only him and I. A world so constricted it suffocated me.
Did you know I always chose him? Even when he thought I chose otherwise I chose him. My retreat from the world, from friends and even family was because he demanded a choice, because he didn’t need friends only “me”. He didn’t understand though in making this demand of me, in demanding my isolation from the world he killed something essential inside of me, he was slowly destroying me. The very thing he said he loved, my mind, my heart, my soul he was killing off each time he demanded a choice.
Now, because I couldn’t slice enough of me away to satisfy him, he is gone and I am left with this gapping aloneness. Empty rooms, an empty bed, a silent phone; because he is gone but I made choices not to expand, not to reach out.
He has returned to the bosom of his large family who I am certain have welcomed him with open arms and hearts.
He has left me with this chasm of aloneness, of my making because I always chose him.
All I asked let me have something small something that was only me but even that was more than he could bear. Let me write, let me have the virtual world at least there I can spread my mind and my wings, create a community that would not be a threat to his vision of ‘us’.
That was too much to ask, too big of a threat. We fought even about this small piece of the world, this community; he could not let me peacefully have even this without comment or intimidation.
So now, here we are apart. He is where he always said he would be if I made him unhappy. I am where he always said I would be if I made him unhappy.
The difference, the problem?
He chose for both of us, all along he chose and now he is where he will never be alone and I am so very alone I am frightened.