Oh honey….this is awful, just awful…but totally not your fault, not anyone’s if we’re being honest about it….and I just want to tell you what an amazing friend you are, getting so very upset over this whole thing, you have such a great big heart, I would hug you and then proceed to get you quite drunk if I could.
But let’s get down to business, shall we?
First, everyone needs to calm right down about this whole thing, I get that our midnight confessions were a couple of neck breakers, but the unexamined life it not worth living…so let’s take a closer look in the light of day.
Jenny – She gets to be upset, she’s totally in line with that, and if anyone has one handy, give that woman a medal…that sucks having to carry on with a man you think loves someone else.
Brian – Suffers from Foot In Mouth Disease…someone go tell that man to SHUT UP NEXT TIME because in this instance I think what he said, and what he meant may not have been the exact same thing…I’m sure you are a beautiful, attractive, intelligent woman and any man would give his right arm to call you his…including Brian…or so he thinks…I honestly think it’s not so much you he’s attracted to as much as the hyperbolized fantasy of the idealized woman you represent….
I mean…initially he was likely very attracted to you, but after a failure to take things between you to the next level, he elected to accept a friendship with you instead…and I don’t care how close of friends you are, it would be VERY easy to see a person who you think is flawless, lovely and everything you want…because he doesn’t have to see you in the morning when you wake up and your hair looks like a bundle of bent coat hangers…he’s never seen you crying over a toilet with the flu while you dry heave and sob because it’s Valentine’s Day and you feel like a Holy Retch Monster, never watched you throw everything out of the fridge onto the front lawn because you feel like his way of arranging the fridge is a communist coup against yogurt…that stuff hasn’t happened, because the stakes aren’t that hight.
And since the stakes aren’t that high, it’s a more appealing relationship to put his energy to because the investment is minimal and returns favorable….so yeah, he’s totally blown you and all your charms into something that no woman, not even a hybrid of Marilyn Monroe, and Doris Day with legs up to her chin and an ass that won’t quit could live up to.
Honestly, it’s good that it all came out, you are an amazing friend, you didn’t do anything wrong and it’s not some unrequited love…it’s really just a man with a fantasy that happens to be based on you that’s mucking things up…
This will all calm down if you do, and whatever happens between Jenny and Brian, it’s not because of anything you did wrong. A relationship can still flourish out of this tempest, just give them some time and maybe a little insight…