“You Never Call Me”

And I’m trying to tell you that you should

This article is rated: know the feeling. Best read with your phone and a willingness to men relationships. Fiction level — how true the story is/close to actual events (out of 5): ⭐⭐⭐

Today’s line: “You never call me.”


I would love to say this was an isolated event, but Olivia and Kate had this ritualistic argument. It was about calling. ‘Who calls who’ was the constant point of contention between our stubborn personalities. Kate insisted their relationship was a two-way street. That they were equally responsible for keeping the friendship alive. Olivia measured their friendship in gestures. She often lamented that Kate often came up short. Opposites fighting it out.


“You say that you’ve called me, or that you’ve tried to call me, that you’ve actually dialled my number, but you haven’t. I have the proof. Do you want me to get my phone out and show you the lack of call history we have? Because I will. Don’t tempt me; you will lose this argument the humiliating way.”


“You don’t call me when I need you. I never call you when I need help. And I irrationally expect you to know when the best time to call is, yet I never reach out to you. And now I experience a tonne of guilt about it, so I will blame you. Because god forbid, I have to blame myself.”


“I’m putting in all the effort within our relationship. Or at least I feel like I am. And you make no effort with me. Any effort you do make sucks and would usually be reserved for an ex-lover who cheated on you. You don’t treat me like you care about me.”


“Stop making me work for our relationship.”


“You’re hard work. You don’t make enough effort but expect the world from me. So I’m telling you how it is.”


“Just tell me if you don’t want our relationship anymore. Here’s your chance to tell me, here’s your opportunity to tell me what you think. I’m calling you out, saying that your behaviour isn’t consistent, so here is your opportunity. The door is wide open to say what you think.”


“You’ve changed. For good, bad and otherwise. The way we interact has changed, and I don’t what else to say.”

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