Your Dirty Shoes
A few weeks ago a guy asked me out on a date and in the interim we communicated via text message. He was recently out of a long-term relationship and at first he seems to be in a good place in his life considering this fact. However, after a few conversations I could sense he was still wearing “dirty shoes”. His whole existence centers on hurting his ex, emotionally and getting back at her for hurting him. His line of questioning towards me belied a deeper sense of mistrust of women. Yup, it became evident that he was still wearing his dirty shoes. I stopped texting him and started ignoring his messages because I knew if I let him in all he would do was track his mud into my life.