dear dr. L, could we chat for a while... I realized what is bothering me.
The last time i saw this guy it was because he told me to meet him at a car dealer because he had negotiated how to exchange my car for a cheaper one. I wasn't ready and it took me like two hours to get there because it was very far away from my house.
It was his decision to do it that day (Saturday) which we normally didn't plan on being together.
Once I got to the car dealer, there was no deal, and I realized that he just wanted to see me. Still, I didn't say a thing, but he started complaining that I took too long to get there and that he was taking time to help me and that I was inconsiderate.
Instead of engaging in a battle of words I simply said: well, if it's so difficult for you, just don't do it.
He was mad but didn't talk to me, nor he called me on the phone while I drove home (which he usually did). So I called him and asked what was happening.
He went off saying that I was inconsiderate with his time, and that my words had made him rethink many things about the whole relationship.
I was crying at that point and I apologized several times, and just told him that I didn't like to be fighting all the time.
After that Saturday fight he didn't call and I didn't call him. The Friday after that, it was his birthday but I didn't call him. For us it was a big deal because the year before I had made nice plans for his birthday and he kept remembering it. We had talked about spending a weekend together and many other things but... I was so hurt and afraid and completely over him that I decided to not call.
The next Monday he appeared at my work with the excuse that he had an interview. I saw him at a hallway (this is a pattern of his, he knows what hallways I use so he coincidentially walks by those hallways.
We both said hi (no contact) and I asked if he was interviewing. He answered that he was, and I said "good". When I was about to leave he said: "you know, I got your car papers, do you want me to send them?" I said that I didn't need them but he could send them if he wished to. I left.
Since then he hasn't called or appeared.
What bothers me is if I did something wrong. Did I deserve his reaction?
Could you put us in chat mode?