ME: Hi. Good to see you. I wanted to talk to you. About… About the wedding.
THESIS: The wedding? What about it?
ME: Well, the thing is… I want to put it off for a while.
THESIS: You’re cancelling our wedding?!?
ME: No! No, no. Postponing it. Just a little. To November.
THESIS: November? What’s wrong with May?
ME: A May wedding is sort of cliché, don’t you think? Everyone else seems to get married in May. Plus I thought that November would give us the chance to think things through. Not rush into this.
THESIS: We’ve been together for almost two years…
ME: Yes, I know, but I just want to make sure we’re doing everything right. This’ll give us the chance to plan better. Both the actual wedding and everything that happens after. Where we’ll live; what we’ll do.
THESIS: Does this have to do with your blog?
ME: Blog? No! Why would it have anything to do with that?
THESIS: You’ve been spending an awful lot of time with your blog lately. Makes me feel insecure, you know.
ME: Oh, come on. You’re much more important to me than my blog! You know that. I can’t even compare how I feel towards the two of you.
THESIS: You’re not seeing your WIP again, are you?
ME: No. I mean, I’ve thought about it, but I know how much that bothers you, so I’ve put that completely on hold.
THESIS: On “hold”? Does that mean that once we’re married..?
ME: Look, I don’t know what will happen then. All I know is that I am completely committed to you. I even quit my job to be with you!
THESIS: You didn’t quit. You’re on a leave of absence. And you’re thinking of getting back to work.
ME: I may have to. You’re not exactly providing me financially…
THESIS: Oh, that’s sensitive. Rub it in my face, won’t you?
ME: I’m sorry, but it’s a fact. Frankly, this is another reason to postpone the wedding. This way I might be able to make some connections, search the job market a little ahead…
THESIS: Likely. Like you won’t waste most of any extra time on Facebook.
ME: Hey, I don’t question your choices…
THESIS: Perhaps it is time you did!
ME: Okay, you’re right. I should pay more attention to you. I promise I will do that. And by postponing the wedding I will have the time to treat you the way I should have treated you all along.
ME: Besides, I’ve already started telling people…
THESIS: You told others you’re postponing our wedding before you told me?!?
ME: Only a few…
THESIS: Did you tell your blog?
ME: No! I may have hinted slightly, but I didn’t tell… I was planning to do so now, actually. After I’d talked to you. In fact, I might just write a summary of this conversation. My blog will understand.
THESIS: What’s that supposed to mean?
ME: Nothing. It’s just – my blog is easier to deal with than you. You are so demanding. My blog is just fun to hang out with.
THESIS: So I’m not fun? Why don’t you marry your blog, then?
ME: That’s not what I meant. I like that you’re challenging me. But sometimes I need simple. I need a life outside our relationship. You can understand that can’t you?
THESIS: As long as you’re absolutely clear on what’s most important to you.
ME: You are. Without a shred of doubt.
THESIS: Alright, then. And on the plus side, this way I’ll have you for myself this summer. No job hunt or post-wedding blues to distract you.
ME: (brave smile) Yeah. That’ll be great. Awesome. I am really looking forward to spending the entire summer with you. Really. A lot.