Talked to Eric for real today. Man he is a truly good guy. Feels good to remember they're out there, you know? Couldn't get in to working out, and said I was just going to go home but he suggested coffee. Fika. So we fika-ed. ;-) Told him what's going on and he was just so great. A real friend, maybe. He listened and didn't judge or comment, just was there for me and told me I deserve better. Then he walked me home and hugged me and I felt relaxed and good and I know I know I don't need to be getting into anything else (I was joking about the sorbet – bad idea) but if there is something really between us then it will wait until I'm ready. Assuming Flirt Girl doesn't snap it up first of course. I don't need to be thinking about this right now. He's a friend, that's what's important.
I changed the locks again. I should ask those guys to give me a loyalty card.