I was visiting with my aunt and uncle about an hour away from my hometown this summer. I have always been very close to them and their daughter who is my age. She and I were like sisters growing up, so it was hard when they moved away. Since they weren’t too far, we were always visiting each other. It was my turn to visit her, so I was up for the week since there was no school. On Sunday we went to church with her parents. My aunt and uncle were helping out with the refreshments after the service, so my cousin and I went outside to hang out since the weather was already so nice. We were sitting near the garden, just sharing stories and pics, when these guys approached us. They were two teenage boys I had seen around at the church but had never really talked to. They introduced themselves and we spent the next hour getting to know each other. It turned out that they were cousins too. We decided to meet up later downtown and grab some food.
My cousin was always more forward than me when it came to guys, so she had no problem getting cozy with her guy Taylor. The cousin I met up with was Brian and he seemed to be just as shy as I was. But within a few minutes we were laughing and holding hands. He went in for a kiss before we could even order our food. He and I separated from the other two and walked around downtown together, then we went over to the lakeside to watch the sunset. He told me that he really liked me and asked if I would consider being his girlfriend after we got to know each other a little more. I spent the next week with my cousin and Brian. My cousin and I were able to convince our parents to let me stay another week, before we went back to my house. She started going out with Taylor and Brian asked me to be his girlfriend. It was my first relationship and I was so excited (I’m just 15). Brian and I were either on the phone when I was at home or together whenever I was visiting my cousin’s house. It felt like we had known each other for years. He kept asking if I would be willing to move up with my aunt and uncle, so that I could be near him all the time. I liked him a lot, and we were getting closer, but I had a life at home that I didn’t just want to walk away from. Brian started saying that he loved me, and I thought it was cute, like a summer love thing. But with that, he started asking me more and more to move but I didn’t want to. I loved my life at home, and though I loved being with my family up his way too, wasn’t just going to abandon my family and friends at home to be closer to him.
A couple weeks ago, he called me and sounded down. I asked him if there was anything that he wanted to talk about, but he said that he was fine just tired. Brian said that he was going to take a quick nap and call me back. About a half hour later, my cousin called me. We talked everyday, so I didn’t think much of it. She said that she had bad news for me. Then she told me that Taylor had called her to ask her to break up with me for Brian…..huh?! Basically, Brian had called Taylor to call my cousin to call me to dump me. I don’t know if I was more upset by the breakup or the fact that he had to go through two other people to do it. I got off the phone with my cousin and immediately called Brian but he wouldn’t answer. I haven’t talked to him since, but from what I heard he is mad at me for not moving up there. I liked having a boyfriend, but I’m not going to let anyone dictate what I do and where I live, especially someone I’ve known for all of 2 months!