So anyway, we're friends now.
& every once in a while, I'll catch a glimmer of something & I remember why I loved him.
But, inevitably, he'll do something to remind me that we don't work as a couple, that what I really need is to be his friend.
& so, our friendship clings to this delicate system of checks & balances. I've never been in this situation so I'm just kind of navigating through this & hoping it's all progressing normally.