It had been three months since my ex husband (Fred) and I had split up (in reality its been around 8 years!). I had been dating this other guy (my reality boyfriend Max, 3 years) for about two months. I was feeling conflicted and for some reason went to see my ex. When I got there I come to find out that he's not seeing anyone and that the divorce had really thrown him off. We sat and talked for quite a while before inadvertently bedding each other. This apparently rekindles the passion we had lost previously.
I tell him about my boyfriend and he seems unconcerned. We don't really talk about it much but mutually agree to start seeing each other again, slowly this time. I talk to my boyfriend about it and he also seems unconcerned by the new chain of events. . .I feel a little awkward but nothing is very serious at this point and I keep it to myself.
Jump ahead a few weeks. The three of us just happen to be at a mutual friends event. I'm there with Max but acknowledge Fred. All of a sudden Fred comes charging over and starts pushing Max around a bit roughly. This is VERY unusual for Fred, he's usually fairly passive and reserved with his feelings. Max on the other hand doesn't take it well and they start screaming at each other. Fred has never been that possessive over me in the past and I'm not sure how to handle it. . .
At some point Fred gets me away from Max and tells me "I'm a tiger". I'm conflicted, of course I love Fred but I'm also in a commitment with Max and really enjoy it. I don't want them fighting, and I don' want to choose. . . .I wake up and get some mega cuddles with Max!!
Strange. . . .It reminds me slightly of the last bit of my marriage, except in a different context and with a different person. . . .Also, Fred did NOT fight for me. . . .maybe I'm still upset, somewhere inside, about that. . . .I don't know. . .