I figure that this young woman got pretty much what she wanted out of me these last seven to nine months. She got free attention in the form of these posts, plus whatever attention I would pay to her in the real world. If she had her way, this sort of thing could have gone on forever, I figure. I'm prepared to write about her some more, but her time will pass, eventually, when she gets more out of my system, and that day will come. It always does.
The importance of conducting myself in an exemplary manner until that day comes; I can't emphasize the importance of that enough. The things I see that I have the opportunity to get better and better at each time have to do with treating this kind of person well, to the best of my ability, while at the same time not allowing this person to treat me shabbily, if I can help it. All the while making intelligent decisions about the whole deal. I still find myself somewhat vulnerable to these kinds of games that lead to so much trouble in my younger days. This particular game with this particular person persists after, like, seven to nine months, by my accounting. That's still pretty vulnerable.