Friends and Business Associates

Sharyn texted me last night saying, “I really do not understand you, Mark.  If we can’t be friends, how can we still be business associates. This sucks!”

Well… the way I see it, I don’t have a personal relationship with my business associates.  In a business only relationship, I don’t need to hear about her new love interests and I definitely don’t have to watch their interaction with each other.  I don’t have to subject myself to hugs and kisses on the cheek that make me want more.  I don’t have to be constantly reminded that I’m available to other women, but not to her. I don’t have to listen to her talk about the kind of man she wants, the qualities she wants — that I have.  I don’t have to be tormented.

I can go in, sit in the chair to get my hair cut, pay, and leave. I can go in, work on her computer… and leave. If the conversation starts to turn to personal life, I can say, “That’s personal.  We shouldn’t be discussing that.”

If not… then I’ll look elsewhere to get my hair cut. And she can look elsewhere to get her computer work done.

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