So glad it resonated, Jeff!
I have worked very hard on the “chill out” portion of my dating life for about 9 months now. How I handled this situation (as well another one earlier this summer) showed me that this specific work is on track!
I’m still Type-Aish and an INTJ, but am learning to be more flexible in dating and life, which is a good thing!
Oh! I have a story percolating about the whole “first year after a divorce,” but am letting it simmer some more.
Thanks as always for reading and responding!