I love it when something goes as I hope it will. FwB hadn’t seen the email, but heard something in my voice. Points for that alone. So off he went to read and called me back. Assured me it was a joke, albeit probably not as funny as he’d hoped, but that my feelings were valid and that he, too, can be very sensitive like me.
So all is well and the fear of standing up for myself has been assuaged by the understanding of him and my owning my own power.
It sounds silly to most I’m sure…but being able to say something to someone and not have it used as ammunition against me is pretty cool. Is this what mature adult interaction is like?