April – May 2008. I was seeing a working girl in Chennai. We went out for a month and made out with each other regularly. In fact, she has been the only one so far, with whom I have ever made out with. I had never even kissed anyone before her (I will not say that I never got a chance) and I haven’t even kissed anyone after her (I wouldn’t say, I am not going to do that very soon).
So yeah, this girl in Chennai – she was madly in love with me. And I – well, I just liked her enough. For a change, it was actually good to have things the other way round (those who know about my insti love life would understand). Even after a month of being with her, I still just liked her. I simply could not see her as the girl with whom I wanted to spend the rest of my life. And so I finally left her – just like that. And I think she understood. I recently came to know that she got married. I feel good for her.
She helped me grow up and I can never thank her enough for that. She made me realize the importance of love over physical desires. I realized I was a seeker of love and not of lust. I am not saying that’s how it should be – that I am a nice guy – that being a seeker of lust is a bad thing and all that. All I am saying is, that’s how I found myself to be. She made me realize that jerking off was way better and convenient and satisfactory than getting a blow-job by someone whom you just did’t have feelings for. You never realize such things till you have experienced it yourself. I am extremely grateful to her that she helped me discover myself. Even when we never actually had “real sex”, we did enough naughty things together that eventually, by the end of the month – my physical desperateness had been choked and killed. For a while, I even wondered if I was gay. I concluded I wasn’t when I could never get turned on by any single guy – even while imagining. I concluded that I was simply weird. I decided to stay single.
Staying single is a wonderful thing, especially when you realize what being in a relationship is all about. Of course there are lonely nights and there are lonely days and there are lonely weeks even. But it’s still wonderful. You know you have grown up when you have realized that the solution to loneliness is definitely not in seeking a company. The solution to loneliness is in – not minding being lonely. When you stop giving two hoots to how lonely you feel at times, the feeling of loneliness itself fades and dies – faster than you had ever thought it would.
In spite of all the growing up crap that I wrote above, deep inside my heart, I was still waiting for a girl who would one day fall in love with me and for whom I could have feelings as well. Soon after dumping my Chennai lover, I found myself phone-dating a girl – RC. She was in US then and is still there I suppose. Because she was the one who called me all the time, and because she never failed to tell me that she was crazy for “my voice as it sounded on phone” and “my personality as it came out of my blog” (we had never met each other after all), I started assuming that she was falling in love with me too. And I felt the sparks myself. And then, just when all the spark had started errupting, she decided to return to her ex. I felt so bad that I stopped picking up her calls. It made no sense to me and she understood this. That’s how the romance ended. I was getting better at moving on.
By the time I found Miss Short Story (SS) in a bookshop in Bhubaneswar, the reasons behind my wishes to still have a girl in my life had turned very superficial. I was no more looking for girl-friends or for relationships or for future-wives. I was looking for friends with whom I could talk and eat and be happy about life. And though you don’t necessarily need a girl for that (a guy can get that job done equally well) I still liked being friends with girls more than with guys. I was looking for another LoLy in Bhubaneswar because LoLy – my best friend – was in Chennai while I was so far away. Everyone needs a LoLy in their lives. This is how I thought when I became friends with SS. I liked her company and it was obvious to me that she liked mine. Even when we remained just friends, I actually made up my mind that if she ever felt anything more for me, I was not going to run away – that if she ever proposed, I was not going to say no. Of course, she never did.
And then I dated Miss Psychology in Delhi in November. I fell in love with her smile, and her hair and the way she talked. I found her hot and beautiful. And of course I did nothing about it. It was only after meeting her that I realized I had become so totally incapable of desperateness, of ‘trying it hard for a girl’, of falling madly in love. I did wish that she start liking me so much that she could not resist from proposing to me. Of course, she never did.
And then one day – last month – mazaak mazaak me – I passed on my phone number to a girl whom I had been with in Banaglore for few minutes – a long time ago. I had a very nimbus memory of hers. But we started talking on phone – for hours. I started being awake all night talking to her and stopped getting up in the mornings and going for my 10ks. She did most of the talking and I mostly listened. I had no fucking clue why I didn’t mind that. And then one day, she told that she loved me – that she wanted to marry me. I knew I couldn’t keep talking to her anymore till I knew what I wanted to do in life. And I knew I didn’t even know her enough to love her. So I went to Delhi and spent one full day with her. I wanted to see if there at least were sparks between us. Delhi had suddenly turned extremely cold and foggy that day. She had a beautiful face and even beautiful eyes. And she talked like Basanti – on and on. When with her, I felt like Shahid Kapoor from Jab We Met and she appeared to be Kareena from the first half of the movie. I wondered if she was the kind of girl I didn’t mind being with for the rest of my life. My brain found it utterly stupid to decide something so serious in a week’s phone-chats and a days’ date. It made no sense. But I didn’t ask my brain. I asked my heart instead – and it gave me the permission to go ahead and say ‘yes’ to her.
I am in a relationship. Every day, when I speak to her, my brain’s opinion keeps swinging from one extreme to another. Sometimes I feel in love and sometimes I feel simply annoyed. Sometimes I feel like getting married as fast as I can and sometimes I wonder if this is all a mistake, an illusion that would soon break and leave me petrified. The brain swings, yes – but my heart refuses to budge from the decision that it took. May the heart prevail.
44 replies on “I am in a relationship”
Powerful, yet educative for a person like me who has not been into any relationship so far.
All the best with ur current relationship 🙂 May it grow stronger 😀
There is a quote from Tuesday with morrie,”“If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.”
I also went in a relationship just to experiment, ever since i have detached my self to no more relationships ever. But reading your post it seems you never know.
“You never know!” That’s the point.
May the heart prevail..
that was wonderful write up.:)
relationship kinda makes me nervous.
sometimes it could be the fear of loosing or the fear of not getting it..the thought makes you weak.
thanks for the nice read 🙂
This is my first visit to your blog and the first post I read is like your love life story lol. Fab blog. Love the honesty. And if that’s you on the bleachers, you could pass off for Mr. Bean.
Yay! I am so happy for you.
All the best there 😀
“You know you have grown up when you have realized that the solution to loneliness is definitely not in seeking a company. The solution to loneliness is in – not minding being lonely.”
Fantastic insight. Fantastic.
Dil to baccha hai ji…
you make me feel all so important.
and true its that way. I’ve never run out of reasons for wanting to stay in this city until you left, even broken relationships couldn’t drive me to that.
Hope, like you say, the heart prevails and a lot of good things come your way.
“.. the solution to loneliness is definitely not in seeking a company. The solution to loneliness is in – not minding being lonely.”
Very well put. That line is going to stay with me.
omg…so THIS is the story! well, like you said, let the heart prevail. the brain does not know happiness and the heart won’t let you live without it 🙂
btw, i blushed. AND i’m amused. but obviously much more flattered as well 🙂
a toast to a life with your new-found love!
fuck….its was creepy reading the first the first half .It was almost like im reading my own story right till where u start enjoying your loneliness.
“The solution to loneliness is in – not minding being lonely. When you stop giving two hoots to how lonely you feel at times, the feeling of loneliness itself fades and dies – faster than you had ever thought it would.”
chuck consulting yarr start writing(Novels). Promise to be the first one waiting outside the bookshop waiting for it to open, to get my hand on book u write.
Thanks Nidhish for the encouragement!
yeah baby – THIS is the story! Toast to life! Life is weird!
You ARE important! Love ya!
thoda kachcha hai ji! 😛
You never know!
My pleasure Sorcerer!
Time shall tel!
Mr. Bean welcomes you here! 😈
Yeah, let the heart prevail. Emotions chalked out so accurately, I could feel them.
I would be writing on this line shortly..
good to know that sometimes heart prevails…and I hope it continues to take the charge 🙂
aha..the fun has just begun. May you get washed away and thrashed in the waves of ……?? yeah whatever. Make her happy man!
Bloody awesome post….always felt the same way but never got the words to express it…reading it was like reading ur own mind…i have already done it thrice….going to start again as soon as this comment gets over….all the best…keep us posted abt the finale ….too good once again…dunno wat else to say!!
Woh jawani, jawani nahi, jiski koi nishani nahin 😉
likho likho jaldi likho! wanna read…
thanks Garima! 🙂
I shall Keshav! very happy indeed
I am glad you could connect so much! All the best to you too Pratik!
bina raja ke rani kahaan, bina rani kahani nahi!
very good presentation of thoughts….
hey …dis was my first visit to ur blog…really awesum.. 😛 no words to xplain..reading d first one..felt like goin my story..it was amazing…
n the lines.“.. the solution to loneliness is definitely not in seeking a company. The solution to loneliness is in – not minding being lonely…it will help many ppl to cntrl thr feelings aftr being lonely…
try 4 writing novel …
Thanks for letting me know that you had a nice time here. And talking about novels, Insha Allah when day I would write something. 🙂 Thanks again doctor.
awesum piece of writin …. simply marvellous..
emotions beautifully captured n honestly expressed …..
hats off bro…. 😀
on public demand.. ek novel likhne ko mangta hai bhai….
thanks yaar – I have to read a lot before I write a book of my own – zinda raha to likhoonga
heyyy amrit veryyyy happpppy fir u 🙂
i guess the heart just knows 🙂
keep faith, believe b honest to ur self (like u always r ) n the heart will prevail….
filhaal house arrest pe hoon…. chiken pox hua hai…timing toh dekh…bachpan mein nahi aya tha so ab agayaa 😀
Great read. Really enjoyed it.
Have gone through interesting times in the past months and hence could connect well.
Need to talk with you about some issues. Will mail you.
You are fast, aren’t you? 😯