Chelle and I have been seeing each other for a little while now and things seem to be going smoothly. I think that, having known her for over 3 years before we started dating, it’s been easier to start seeing each other, and though I still can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that I am dating someone I’ve known for so long, it’s a nice feeling nonetheless.
I’ve mentioned this to Chelle a couple of times, how I think it’s strange that we are in the situation we’re in. Chelle doesn’t really understand why I find it so weird, and even when I try explaining it, it doesn’t convey why it confuses me so much.
Essentially when I first met Chelle she was 7 months pregnant with her first child, and was happily married. Mel was just about to have Chance and we’d been married for a year and things seemed ok. So for us to now be a few years down the line, so much has had to change for us to end up together. Putting aside the fact that there has to be an attraction there, which I certainly never openly shared with anyone, and nor did she about me, we’ve also both had marriages fail and at the same time kept in contact even when we were no longer working in the same office.
We seem to be fairly on the same wavelength too, and though there are bits and pieces that we disagree on, it’s not enough to cause anything other than a decent debate between the two of us. We seem to get on with each others kids (mind you, she hasn’t seen my kids act like little sods yet!) and things are going well.
I certainly didn’t imagine us ever getting together. Even when I met up with Chelle back in January after not having seen her for several months, it didn’t occur to me that she could be any more than a friend. And I don’t know what the future holds, but I’m feeling positive about it, which is a good start.