The soldier is definitely a hyper-responsible type, I think it’s ridiculous.
“I hurt you,” he said.
“No you didn’t. You never hurt me.”
“When we were kids.”
“What? You never hurt me. I was hurt but not because of you. I was hurt because I was in love with you and we separated but it wasn’t because of anything you did.”
“You don’t think so?”
“No. You told me what you wanted to do. You were completely honest about everything. You said you wanted to get married, have a family and join Special Forces. And you begged me to marry you. You begged.”
“And I said no… repeatedly. So then you go off and manifest the life you want. You do exactly what you said you were going to do… get married and join Special Forces and then I am supposed to cry foul? Come on. That makes no sense.”
“I thought I hurt you.”
“Well you did not. You did exactly what you should have done. People have the right and probably the responsibility to create a life they want to live. That’s what you did and I am glad. I like the way you are, I think it’s the way people should be. For Godsakes run your life and don’t blame other people.”
He didn’t say anything.
“Look. I am going to blame you for my not marrying you? Pullllease. You don’t send the man down the road and then cry when he’s down the road. You said you wanted to be married, I said I wouldn’t marry you so you married someone else. What else did I think was going to happen? You did nothing wrong so just forget about it. I was hurt because I loved you. You love someone, you get hurt sometimes, this is part of the package. I would not change a hair on you. You have never fouled me in your life so lets just forget about the idea you ever hurt me because it’s crap.”