Some girls like to mix it up every now and then, and that’s cool, but too drastic too often indicates identity issues. Odds are, she’s been called crazy before, and this is her attempt at heading that off at the pass.She wants you to trust her and only her, and that can be pretty creepy. I still can’t figure out what possible positive outcome revealing this information would accomplish.But she’s got every self-improvement book ever written, a shelf full of New Age crystals, dream catchers and assorted bullshit like that. You pretend they don’t because, you know, you don’t want to come off like a pussy. He probably won’t come right out and say it, but you can tell.But this is a bad sign of what’s to come if/when you really piss her off. Most women know that they need to be sensitive when talking about your mom, but sometimes a girl will act like the woman who gave birth to you is her mortal enemy and try to poison you against her. You’re off the market and she wants every single person you’ve ever met to know it. When these interactions are over a “normal” girl, there’s usually a lot of ego involved.However, this can have disastrous long-term consequences. A good rule of thumb is to always have a couple of platonic female friends on hand to serve as certified interpreters on the occasions when questions arise. Translation: I’m interested, but I don’t want to waste any more energy on you if you’ve already got someone in your life. If you don’t, ask me for my goddamn number already. Translation: I am empathizing with you for something shitty that you went through. Translation: I just gave you a get-out-of-jail-free card. However, based on your answer, I will know your level of commitment. Remember that it’s always important to supply context if you want an accurate interpretation. Tell your friend everything you can remember about the entirety of the conversation and what you may have said (or didn’t say) that prompted the comment in question. Now, this is not to say that men are stupid and/or women are manipulative. This does not mean I am admitting fault in any way. It’s up to you to rephrase that stupid thing you just said to avoid a huge fight. Translation: I’ve asked you five times to fix the fucking sink and you still haven’t done it?
If the stories of how she got them don’t ring true, watch out: She might start telling people you gave them to her. Crazy people like to dominate others, and if she knows you’re uncomfortable, she also knows you’ll say whatever it takes to get her to calm down. When things are good, you’re the king of the world and can accomplish anything you set your mind to. People who compliment themselves in this way are almost never being truthful.
But if her filters are down and you barely recognize her, there are probably other sides to her you haven’t seen as well.
Whether you’re explaining, apologizing or asking for something, she repeats it back to you while adding her own ridiculous details and exaggerations. Unless one of your buddies has actually made a pass at her, she has no business telling you she doesn’t want you to hang out with him.
Well, maybe, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.
Aren’t we all a little crazy in one way or another?