I’m a 23-year-old doctor. A few months ago, a girl came to my clinic. One look at her and I felt as if I’d met my dream woman. I enjoyed talking to her. She often dropped in for a chat, and with time, we became good friends.
She was nursing a broken heart. So I didn’t want to tell her about my feelings for her. One day, she asked for my cell number. She called at night and we had a long chat.
I found myself getting increasingly attracted to her. I had always been very focussed on my work but she was a distraction. One day I mustered enough courage to ask her out on a date. I was excited and nervous. She wanted to but asked me to wait for a while. I didn’t want to appear pushy, so left it at that.
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A few weeks later, she told me that she was busy with her college assignments. I was disappointed but left it at that again.
The following Sunday, she called me up and told me that we could go out in the following week. She planned to bunk college and go out with me. She cancelled it at the last minute and called later to apologise. But she started behaving in a strange manner after that.
At times, she would avoid my calls and return them only if she felt like. The excuse was that she was involved with some problem at home.
Finally she stopped taking my calls altogether. I wondered why. After a week, I messaged her to find out if things were okay at home, but there was no response.
I got in touch with her best friend. She told me that her friend didn’t want to talk to me any more because the guy she was seeing didn’t approve of it. I was heart-broken. Why did she play games with me? Thankfully, my focus is back on my career now.