He tried to back up their relationship. He would turn off the music when she came to his office. He was very formal. No teasing, no laughing, in and out and most conversations were on the phone. He stopped telling her about his life, what he was doing. He tried to be distant. She cried in the shower.
Give him time and space, she thought. He needs to do this. He needs to know that everything is okay. She also needed the time even if she didn’t want it. She realized that while she wanted him to succeed, she was actually destroying him. Distracting conversation is fun but he wasn’t getting his work done. He was hired for a purpose and was not making headway. And if they had gone there that could have ruined his career if someone found out. It would have undermined everything they were trying to accomplish. He had an additional responsibility as her supervisor and he almost blew it. So she understood and gave him space, stayed out of his office mostly, saw her therapist, went on long runs and cried in the shower, a lot.
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