Have any of you ever been in a relationship and felt like there was a third person? Well, for those of you that haven’t, I will tell you from experience, IT SUCKS! My boyfriend Brady and I have been together for almost two years now and this other girl is ALWAYS around.. I don’t want to put any real names so we’ll just call her Lori.
This all started a long time ago, but I’ll tell you how it started.. His mom and her mom have been best friends for a really long time, so that’s how Brady and Lori met. They’ve known each other since they were babies and they grew up together. I met her when Brady and I first started dating. I was at his house with him and one of his friends and then she came over later in the day. It was kinda awkward lol. I was fine with everything at first.. But then she started to be around a lot, and I didn’t really like it. One night I went to the movies with him and she ended up going with us. When the movie was over his mom picked us up and she asked if she go home with them.. I didn’t really know what to think about it. He talked to me about it later that night, he told me I had nothing to worry about because their mom’s are good friends and she stays over there all the time. I understood that nothing would ever happen between them but still, it was the fact that MY boyfriend had another girl spending the night at his house.
Anyways, now its almost two years later and she’s still always around. Brady drives so he picks us up and brings us home from school. At the beginning of the year she rode with us in the morning and the afternoon, but that’s not what bothers me. Sometimes in the afternoons she would ask if she could go to his house after school instead of going home, and sometimes her mom would tell her to go over there until she got home. But that pisses me off that she would sit there and ask him if she could come home with him all the time.. In September Brady got a speeding ticket and couldn’t drive for about two weeks to he had to ride the bus to and from school that week. Well Lori’s mom took her to school in the morning, but instead of riding her own bus in the afternoon, she got on Brady’s bus and went home with him during that time. And she would be at this house until 7 or 8 all the time. In October, their mom’s got into an argument and Lori couldn’t ride with us anymore. I wasn’t really upset about it… I mean, another girl was spending more time with my boyfriend than I was. We didn’t see her or hang out with her or anything from October until now. It was nice not having to share my boyfriend. haha
Well Its January now.. And yes she’s back. She came back into the picture last weekend. Brady’s birthday was last weekend on the 21st. On that Saturday, I spent the WHOLE day cooking a Birthday dinner for him and a Homemade pecan pie and he was going to come over that night and eat dinner and hang out. Well he called me when he was about to leave his house to come over and when I answered he said “Hey, I’m about to leave, but Lori is here” I just said oh okay but my voice was shaking, I wanted to cry… He said that he didn’t know she was going to be there, her mom just dropped her off. I said okay then I’ll just see you when you get here and hung up. I guess he kinda got the message from that. He called back and said he wasn’t bringing her. Everything went okay that night, but I was still pissed of and really upset. I spent all day doing that for him for his birthday, that was our day. And he calls and asks if he bring her…. That was so dumb, I’m still pissed off about it.
The next day was his Birthday lunch at a sports bar/grill with family and friends. Of course, Lori was there when I got there.. I sat down with her because she was at the table by herself eating. I asked her why her mom wasn’t there and she said her mom was out of town. I asked her where she was staying…. at Brady’s. Her mom was out of town for the weekend so Lori was spending the night at Brady’s house all weekend. wooohoo……
The next day, Me, Brady and Lori all went bowling. On the way there, his mom called and I heard him say ” It’s just me and Lori” Ummm Hello?! Your girlfriend is sitting right next you!!! When he got off the phone I asked ” Do you not want her know I’m here or something, you said it was just you and Lori?” and he said that she knew I was there and he was just saying who else was there.. I didn’t know whether to believe that or not. But whatever.. I still felt like a third wheel the WHOLE time… yeah, it should be the other way around right?
It also bothers me that he doesn’t pay much attention to me when she’s around. He may not realize it, but I don’t know. I mean, I’m not asking for all of his attention all the time but he could at least give me equal attentions as he does with Lori. I feel like 90% of the attention goes to her when she’s around. And he takes hours at a time to text back when she’s there. I fell COMPLETELY ignored. Great right?…. NO
I wish I could say that they don’t realize it, but I can’t. I’m not sure if he realizes it, But I know she does. Brady tells me that he just tries to get her of the house sometimes because “she has it rough” He said her dad died when she was little, her mom isn’t really nice, she doesn’t have many friends and she just draws all day… First of all, she has ALOT of friends, whenever I see her around school she has a posy of friends with her, so the “no friends” thing is complete BS. Second, I know her dad passed away when she was young and I know how that feels, But that doesn’t obligate MY boyfriend to fill in for her dad. And it doesn’t mean that she has to be in our relationship all the time. I’m 100% sure that I’ve had it a lot tougher than she has and I’m just fine, I’m a big girl and can take care of myself and handle my own problems. It’s like he has to babysit her all the time. It’s stupid
Lori feeds into all of the attention she gets from him too. Acts like she’s his little puppy or something. She has TONS of friends but she chooses to hang around Brady ALL THE TIME. She asks if she can go to his house with him and she’s asked if she could spend the night there a few times. She tries to be right next to him, when we’re walking or sitting down. And I can see that she tries to be great and not do anything negative around him, like trying not to cause any kind of trouble for him whatsoever. And she wants his attention.. Its always Brady Brady Brady from her. Its annoying. And when we get of the car she’s out before everyone else is and she opens his door for him.. That’s just so damn weird, I don’t even know what to say about it.
I just hate this, and I have NO idea what to do about it. I know there’s nothing between them but still. Its the fact that another girl is ALWAYS around and it feels like there’s a third person in the relationship. My boyfriend pays more attention to another girl when she’s around and she likes it, she feeds into it. Another girl always being around your boyfriend isn’t fun. I feel like the third wheel sometimes. If I say something to her, she’ll run back to Brady whining about it and she’ll tell him everything I say. And if I say something to him, I’m scared that he’ll defend her over me and just get mad.. I should NOT be in this situation.. I think its kinda fucked up that I am. I just don’t know what to do…