That is far beyond the bounds of acceptability. You’ll be pleased to hear I have woken up and smelled the coffee. I only shortchange myself. Accept it, develop a sense of humor about it, see how it can work in your favor – there is no point in complaining about it, it will eat you up inside and the only person suffering will be you. Turns out that he didn’t end up calling at all!!! Luckily my friend gave me “Mr unavailable and the fallback girl” to read then I moved onto this site, which has been more helpful than anything I’ve ever came across. I just expect of myself and work me to the end result. My first thought was, What’s so special about this guy that you’d circle around Victoria station for a few hours while he hung out in the pub with his mates? I was sitting there thinking “Damnit, she better be in the hospital for an excuse this time,” and when I realized I was thinking this I realized our “friendship” was over. #baggagereclaim #lonelinessquotes #loneliness #lonelinessquotes #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #recoveringperfectionist #recoveringpeoplepleaser #peoplepleasing #peoplepleasers #expressyourself #emotionalintelligence ... A big theme of my forties has been slowing down and honouring my bandwidth. He’s late… again. I genuinely feel that I don’t know how to be on time so absolutely any exercises that you good people could suggest would be very welcome. “I’ve never had a date (first date or any date) be more than five minutes late. She wanted to talk; I didn’t respond. I organized my master bedroom closet (shoes, hand bags, jewelry, color coded and sorted clothes). 5.I was selfish and dealing with my breakup. Then find something better to do without them. We used to get angry and pout, and she would tell us “You better be glad I bothered to pick you up at all.” And my ba$t@rd of a father told us to walk home; it was about three miles. My most recent ex wasn’t late, necessarily. …power plays…politics. Come to think of it, in my twenties I had a meangirl BFF who started standing me up at the last minute. The habitually late person is trying to control the dynamic, the situation, or perhaps the other person. After I told him about what happened with the director and we talked about another situation where a director responded defensively (he was In on the email) – he told me that I’m doing a great job and to keep doing what I’m doing. And if you're not, you can do a free 7-day trial via the link in my bio. Did you look at the clock? Late person + Late person = similar wavelengths I was planning on standing up – to be in a less vulnerable position. Sometimes we have unrealistic expectations of our intuition as if to say we should 100% know what it means immediately. My time is worth a lot to me. Apparently they could come up with 2 out of 3, but always had to “get back to me” to firm up the 3rd piece of the puzzle. 3 He Allows The Conversation To Die I had a date be late because he didn't know where our meeting place was exactly when he suggested that particular place. Thank you Veracity you make some lovely points I hadn’t thought of – I am not responsible for the whole situation but I do feel I am responsible for my part in it – the biggest problem is that I blow this part up into the whole and then feel so bad about it that I don’t do anything to sort it out/prevent it from happening again (which may also be what our ex EU’s are also doing?) They’ll come around, and if they don’t – they’re not worth anyone’s time. You won’t be happy in the relationship, and he won’t be happy either. What to do when a guy is late for a date: FREE Download: These 12 Irresistible Text Messages will Make Him Yours... #7 Will Blow Your Mind! If you are late more than once and have no good excuse, one’s upper manager will have a talk to find out what is wrong and why everyone else can turn up on time – except you! I’m her deputy so this is a massive burden to me. If that works in your office, do it. Felt feelings feel so much better than repressed ones. If he has a good reason and is apologetic, I'll totally let it slide. And then we let fear take over if we don’t know, immediately blocking us from getting grounded. I do the same thing. He actually expected me to be his alarm clock EVERYDAY. Too much stress/anxiety. You’re meeting up. He let people know that there wasn’t going to be anyone there to sign checks – his way of supporting me – keeping me from being pushed/put in a bad position? But we got together for lunch a couple weeks ago and had a great time. If you say yes because you basically emotionally blackmailed you into it, you were afraid to say, or you didn’t consider you as a human being and acted like you have no needs or that it's ok for you to suffer instead of saying no, your yes is inauthentic and problematic. He was also the biggest cheap arsed b*stard I’d ever been out with, he preferred to stay at home watching films and smoking weed than take me out, and any time we were at(his) family occasions, he’d be in the bathroom snorting cocaine, while I sat akwardly wondering why he kept leaving me by myself – so f*cking rude and so naive of me. Fascinating. I have come to distrust people who are chronically disrespectful of my time. Our wounds and insecurities show up in many different ways. So a guy you’ve been chatting with — whether after meeting online or in person — finally suggests plans to get together but falls silent on the big day. He just has other priorities that take too much of his time, and are more important to him. And this Monday, it felt so good to get to my exercise class BEFORE it started. I dated a guy once whose car broke down within 2 months of the relationship. All at my expense too! And then I joined the military, where the consequences for being late to your post can be harsh. Perhaps another obvious warning sign but worth mentioning. Don’t They Care About Me? When we lose ourselves, and so we forget who we are and what matters to us, it's time to halt. *I can and will enforce a firmer boundary with this guy as it is very clear he will do whatever it takes to get his way. Some people actually like this idea of being the last one to show up. Narcissists *always* overplay their hand. How much do they care? Since they drove together to work, she was always late. But we all need it. The issue behind my feelings now are to do with me feeling let down by people who I depended on and also over responsible for issues that were mistakes I have rectified – and not perpetual ongoing problem’s or crimes – as some would have people feel, in order to dump guilt about their own fallibility’s. Which is quite bizarre to me. People who don’t really care about keeping people waiting or disrupting their schedules, have an over-inflated sense of their own importance. He talks about how hot another guy is on your first date; 3. However there is still one person in my life who is like this. I hedge bets a bit more. Time to treat yourself with some self love/respect. *I have been actively looking for feedback/support here to check/keep my reactions/responses healthy. It’s all about control. I’m new, soft spoken, team player, lean towards people pleasing, and my position gives me power over him yet I am in a subordinate role. This is another facet of Nat’s ‘one shot, keep it simple’ philosophy. Just as an fyi, I think my boss has panic attacks too! Perhaps folk that don’t have anything going on in their lives assume others don’t either. I don’t know I don’t walk in his shoes. Owch Andy. I also think it is about insecurity. Once in a while I show up on time. Take care of you. You are calling them inconsiderate for not understanding your lateness? I didn't have a number of episodes in mind, and I definitely didn't think I'd make two hundred! I get what you are saying, Suki, I really do. A narcissist. Your needs matter, your feelings matter, your thoughts matter, your beliefs matter, and your choices matter. Unhappiness and loneliness consume time and accomplish very little. I know I’m not in your shoes so I can’t say how I might react – though I have had people trying to steal my work etc. If he can’t make the effort to communicate with you thoughtfully or plan real date-like activities for you to do together, … And more importantly, I can now play politics much better because I dont get sucked into the moment and being reactive. I could go on, but you get the idea. Having someone unreliable is hurtful and not worth the stress for the little bit of companionship you get. It’s lateness, procrastination, and sometimes doing nothing when it comes to personal projects and things at home. So, you are still in it to win it. The guy who sacrifices and stays late may stand a better chance of weathering storms and getting promotions. It was the first time I was meeting this guy and he showed up 45 minutes late to meet us. We have the choice to leave – and to stop making arrangements with them when they obviously see us as “less than” them, and treat us disrespectfully. It is hard to be late when you have ORDER in your life. I was deluding myself that he was ‘interested’ in me but it slowly dawned on me that I was one of many on his list of FBG’s and that I was literally waiting around for his summons to come over and wine, dine and 69 him! The truth was, I just couldn’t get it together, and didn’t understand the concept of wasting other people’s time. The anxiety and feeling of being placed in this situation is still with me today – it was dreadful – and this was 30 years ago! For me, there is definitely something going on with my time. If we’re not intentional about factoring us into our actions and choices, we will suffer the effects of living our life as if we exist solely for the consumption of others. I do not want to call him again and if he calls me late tomorrow about this I will say I have other plans, actually I was going to go out of town to visit my parents. Someone in your family established this coping pattern and others in your family have followed. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. But there are times when you have to start documenting things and know when to quit, file a formal complaint etc. I’ve heard from so many people who were shocked by their discomfort with saying no *even when* it came to the matter of their health and comfort levels. How he dates you is how he will love you — pay attention. 3.If you hadn’t done that, I would have continued to use you for therapy/attention. I had a friend who did this over and over; would change plans, or just stand me up. When tardiness is flagged, they make temporary amendments and then slide back into old habits. Another interesting dynamic is that while he had me sitting at his house waiting, it was almost like he planted hurtful things so I would see them. Somebody called my boss (the director?) I am so worthy of my own respect and love, and especially my time. I’m working on changing it, but it’s unconscious, so it’s difficult. If we consistently listen to ourselves and learn from those times when we don’t, we will get into a loving, caring, trusting and respectful relationship with ourselves. They’re only human, of course, but don’t dismiss what you’ve experienced. Luckily, I pulled myself up by the bootstraps when I realised how rude and inconsiderate being habitually late really is – I’m not talking about the few minutes which might be caused by difficulty finding a parking space, say – but a total lack of caring about the other person. And it makes sense because I was raised this way. I don’t know how she has got away with it at work for years (more than 10 years) but her excuse is she is often there late when others have gone – like that somehow makes up for it! What we all fall into the trap of doing at one time or another is trying to get people in our present to fill old voids by meeting unmet needs from our past, particularly from childhood. Plus you give yourself some wiggle room. There was a lady I recently quietly stopped hanging out with for this very reason. As for your ex, projecting much, buddy????? And start looking for jobs. What kind of man would jerk your chain that way? We have a great connection, its very relaxed, there is obviously a physical attraction, he is very respectful yet fun and kind, etc. Ok, so I had a couple dates with a guy I met at a party. Under your post on the previous blog I actually gave you a link to Natalie’s video about guys who keep popping up in your life but they don’t actually want to be with you. He knows you are anxious for ‘more contact’, so he withholds…so when he gives you that evening phone call, asking to drop by to see you, you will be so ready for your ego stroke that you’ll fantasize his contact into “I knew he’d call! He told me later that he’d felt really shocked by my response, and that the reason he’d been late was because he’d been tidying his flat so that it was in a fit state for me to visit, and that I should appreciate that. This was after folk had said that I could always ask them for help, depend on them, yada, yada. Guess what though? You know, these ACs and EUMs are fully able to get places on time when it is important to them. It is so disrespectful in friendships/dating as well. My ex was habitually late when we had plans. (which you can break) You’re on your way to fixing this problem, now that you’re aware of it, and aware of how many areas of your life it’s negatively affecting. By tying your worth and what you think will happen to how much you can basically influence and control other people’s feelings and behaviour, you’re set up for perpetual disappointment, leaving you veering between feeling that nothing is ever enough and struggling to enjoy any success due to anxiety about what’s next. He never even bought me a cup of coffee in 18 months of ‘seeing’ each other. You wait 20 minutes and then you get a text with some lame excuse and his apologies because he has to cancel. If it happens once and they tell me, i don't care. Why is it that when I was with BGE I felt super motivated to be organized but now for the last year+ I have been mostly apathetic about taking care of these same things? There was this debilitating, shameful feeling I used to get when confronted with the idea that my parents didnt do for me what other parents did for their children with ease. I used the family analogy because that’s what this experience represents to me – a replay of the shit that happened in my family. If they had a shitty reason, were rude, or were really late (e.g. I live in NYC so between super hectic work schedules, cab traffic and train delays, people are often late to everything. Calling and questioning the first one was met with some bs and excuses. Yes, it often means that you go through a phase of wondering if you're the crazy one or the effects of them trying to destroy you, but rest assured: they always fall eventually because they overplay their hand. Are there “rules” to texting? Four out of five of the guys … Then, for about a month, I slipped back into my “always 15 minutes late” mode, and ANXIETY returned. It is interesting that at a time when you may potentially have been most exposed, you subcounciously it would seem, chose to control the situation with your tardiness. Some don't put much thought into it, but others use their response time to send a clear message about their feelings for the recipient. Talking about him on BR does not make it a relationship. I know it is the curse of a deputy manager to be faced with picking up the slack. I am missing something? It took me a while to figure it out though…. My experience is, when I was addicted to EU relationships, I needed easy strategies to remember that I believed could work for me AND cold turkey non contact AND some serious soul searching about what I could do otherwise to avoid this situation, AND forgiveness of myself – to wean me off them. It’s these assumptions and judgments that stop us from humanising ourselves and others. When my Dad actually had to pick me up on rare occasions, he wouldn’t show up. Letting Go of a Relationship That Doesn’t Exist, Breaking Up With and Getting Over a Married/Attached Man. Oh yes… I don’t mind people being late if they say so!! This post got me thinking about what would happen if, instead of making excuses and managing down expectations, EUs told the truth. You KNOW he is using you when he wants and this will never turn into a real loving relationship. We are worth our weight in gold.. always remember that peanut and all the other fabulous women who refuse to be treated like mugs. (um, who do I have to blame after that one??) If it was half an hour or more I'd suggest rescheduling and leave. angry? The Big Question: Will he try to get in contact with me? If you say yes because you basically emotionally blackmailed you into it, you were afraid to say, or you didn’t consider you as a human being and acted like you have no needs or that it's ok for you to suffer instead of saying no, your yes is inauthentic and problematic. In my promise to be a bit more shouty about things I’m up to, here’s a little something I’ve been working on over the last few months Blinkist, the app that creates short versions of bestselling non-fiction reads has launched Shortcasts, short versions of, yep, podcasts. My question is, how can I get him to become more punctual? They'll step up with consistent actions that match their words. Again. All of those things are true and just typing them out made me feel clear and light. I’m sorry to hear that you were ‘replaced’ so quickly, I too, felt he was trying to replace me – the truth is you and I are one of a kind on this planet and I pity the next women they lie to. Long live Natalie Lue, and everyone who uses this site. Funny how, then, the more I people-pleased and engaged in perfectionism was the worse I felt. That made life easier. If I am making dinner, be on time, damn it, I might be serving a souffle. 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