Maybe you don’t know how to react because you don’t understand it.
You know it’s wrong because you’re uncomfortable.
You’re too young to understand the discomfort.
Maybe you forget it until it happens again.
You’re 24 and in a relationship. Your first “real” relationship.
Things go awry.
It happens again.
It’s different than before.
But he’s your boyfriend, so it‘s not too bad, right?
You recognize the feeling. The confusion. The discomfort.
You remember it from before and then all of a sudden you’re angry over the past.
You understand the feeling, now, over a decade later.
But a significant other isn’t capable of that.
Except he is.
You feel different. You are different.
What do you do now?