Thankful Week 2 – Spouse / Significant Other

Topic 2 from the 52 Weeks of Gratitude list.

What to write here? The bachelor who has been single – and the intro-/extrovert who is shy enough to readily mingle 😀 – does find it difficult to expand on this topic, doesn’t he? So, what do I write here? Who to thank? Maybe summarize some significant candidates, rather what I saw/learnt/developed through them, of the “arranged marriage” market in India? 😛

OK then… let me take up three candidates here: no names/characters obviously! Basically, why I am thankful to them… 🙂 If there is anything here that might seem insulting/hurtful to those addressed below, I am sorry. :/

First let me thank my Mutual Refusal Friend – MRF from hereon.

I don’t remember when/how the profile exchange happened, but our parents told us to talk and see if we do match each other. The first phone call… we realized that we wouldn’t be a good pair, but would be good friends. Especially with the shared frustration of family-induced pressures in partner-perusal! 😀 Thanks for bearing me when you could, Ms. MRF, and a happy married life once again. 🙂

Second in line of the significant thank-ee’s (if that’s a word) is my Ex-Fiancé – EF for further reference.

As clearly mentioned, I did have a fiancé, but not any more. No need – nor the reason for this post – to get into why the “ex-” adjective came to be. Why am I thankful to her still? I used to have a simple/complex (one’s p.o.v.) health issue that could be tackled either by regular meds or by surgery. I had been on meds till the engagement and then went on to get the one-time surgery post-engagement, thanks to my commitment to a new life due to her. Well… so, a great thank you, EF for having gotten me out of the meds-cycle. Also, on a lesser note, thanks for giving me a fresh outlook as to how to proceed on this match-seeking process. 🙂 Wish you all the best in finding someone who is a better match than me.

Finally comes the Poorly Interactive Inspiration – PII hereon

Like the “name” says, my interaction with her has been poor – but that’s maybe my fault or hers… or simply that she is the first serious post-break-up interaction… sorry for that. Anyway, since this is a post expressing my gratitudes, let me express my thanks to you for having inspired me to look seriously for my professional field shift. I had been putting this off until I got to know of this lady and her career field. 🙂 Whatever it is, our process didn’t work out but I’d always be grateful to you for the career inspiration, 🙂 as well as the re-easing me into lady interaction. 😛

Oh well… maybe I missed some… maybe I should just have thanked God for keeping me away from the other unclear/over-proud “matches”… maybe I should have thanked my ex-crushes for introducing me to this notion… but am still thankful to be a bachelor 😀 😀
More to come…