Whore Rapport – Unrequited Love & Lust

I have committed to writing about each episode because I believe that the things Anya and Erin talk about are so important and that we all need to be having these conversations much more openly. And the selfish part… most times when I am listening to an episode, my own story comes to mind and I want to share.

This episode was different. Not that I didn’t enjoy it, I found it fascinating, it just didn’t resonate with me in the same way. I am not entirely sure why.

It did make me think… back to my childhood, what kind of unrequited love or crush did I have on a celebrity or authority figure, and nothing striking comes to mind. But that got me thinking, do we use these childhood fantasies to “practice” for real relationships when we get older? I mean, I think that is a good thing. For the most part, unless the fantasy becomes too all encompassing and creates an unrealistic expectation in future relationships.

I did resonate with the whole Romeo and Juliet thing and reasons why people can’t be together. Yes, it all comes down to timing. There is nothing physically keeping my lover and I apart (actually that isn’t true, Covid is definitely keeping us apart at this exact second), but family life and kids mean that we can’t be together the way we want to be right now. Not without ruining other lives. That being said, neither of us are unhappy in our current situations.

The only real thing I have to say about this episode is that it comes down to the fact that there are many different types of love, and many different ways to love someone. Romantic love is not unique.

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