August 9th, 2011


A creepy pattern

I describe this creepy pattern not in an attempt to creep anyone reading out, but to point it out as a thing so maybe when it comes up at some point in the future, someone who has read this will recognize it and think "Hey, that sounds familiar and creepy." And maybe they'd have the motivation to ask some more questions and stop things from getting worse.

The creepy pattern as I saw it manifested between a woman and a man who was preying on her both times. The third party could be any gender, but when I observed it, I was the third party. Collapse )

This happened not once, but twice. Two different women. Two different predators. Two times that I didn't recognize the pattern until afterward when it suddenly clicked. If somebody has heavy stuff to talk about but the new BFF doesn't seem to be the person they want to talk to about it ... it may not be just something awkward. It may be something dangerous. See if it's you they want to talk to, if you have time and energy, even if you're not as close as you were before.

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