We came to know The Unicorn from one of our online profiles. She was a mother of three recently separated from her cheating husband. She was new to the scene and we instantly felt at ease. It became the kind of friendship we had only thought of as a unicorn until then, a steady single female who was drama free!
Too good to be true, but we fell into a semi regular schedule of playing. We were able to have a friendship beyond the bedroom and I even felt comfortable to allow The Hubs to have solo playdates with her - which had never happened before. Life was good.
And then we went over to her house for the last playdate. I still can't put my finger on it, but something was amiss. She had been having an insanely hectic day so I brushed it off as that until I realized that she was particularly quiet post visit. Life moved on and we fell a bit out of touch with life activities and she was sick for a while. We get it, our lives are full too... but like I said there was just something...
Finally The Hubs asked flat out if we'd be playing again. He managed to pull it off as an upbeat I-want-you-so-bad kind of question to make sure she wasn't thinking we were stalkerish and wanting her to drop everything for us. She told him that she was starting up a relationship and thinks she needs to focus on that for now.
Well, damn... that was not the answer we were hoping for! The really sucky part is we are happy for her, while being disappointed for us all at the same time.
So, here to the drama-free swing relationship we once enjoyed. You will be missed Unicorn!