As told to Dua Prayaag
Khaled (not his real name) was very upset with me when I told him I was getting emotionally involved with a colleague at work. We didn’t talk to each other for a week. I told him I was also attracted to my colleague, a week after. Khaled heard me getting intimate with him on the phone one night and immediately confronted me. I didn’t lie to Khaled. I loved him. But I’d also started loving my colleague.
He called me a slut and left our rented apartment. I don’t hold anything against him, because when we started dating four months ago, it was meant to be a monogamous relationship. I hadn’t promised him exclusivity, but I realised when he slammed the door on my face with expletives difficult to repeat here that he expected me to be ‘his’ girl only.
Maybe I should have hinted at the fact that I don’t believe in the idea of depending on one person to fulfil all my needs, physical and emotional. I think it’s unfair to expect two people to live up to so many expectations.