Guilty Displeasure

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As honest as I am, I feel really bad saying no. It's an awful habit that usually leads me to overextend myself, or worse, actually agree to something I don't want to do. That was the case with Generous Stranger. I was convinced I wanted nothing to do with the E-popping homie, but how could I ship out when he kept calling?!  He even called back after I had told him my cell battery needed recharging. In 5 minutes or less, my phone rang and his name appeared on my screen. “I shouldn't pick up”, I said to myself. But then I remembered how sad he sounded when I said I'd have to plug in my phone. He took it as a rejection, and I hated making anyone feel bad because I've been in that same situation numerous times. So I gave in to my guilt and picked up.

"I just want you to know that I really like you," Generous Stranger blurted out. "And I know I'll probably never hear from you again, so that's why I'm telling you I think you're amazing and I want to see where this goes," he finished with urgency in his voice.

"Don't worry. I'll call you. But I really do have to go. I'm plugged into the wall," I said in a reassuring voice. "We'll talk soon," I cooed, soothing his bruised ego.

The conversation ended and I soon realized I’d made the situation much worse. Maybe it was my fear of hurting someone or the fact that I hadn't felt wanted in so long, but I just couldn't say no. As much as I knew he wasn't the man for me, I couldn't say no.

xoxo,

Sujeiry

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Sujeiry Gonzalez, Contributor

Sujeiry Gonzalez is the Host of LoveSujeiry on American Latino Radio on SiriusXM, and the owner of LoveSujeiry.com. The life coach and author of the newly released Dating RITE; Advice on Dating Woes from Your Go-to Chica and Love Trips: A Collection of Relationship Stumbles (2012) is an on-air talent that’s been featured on Exitos 93.9FM, Telemundo, FYI, and many more.

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