How can a person be TOO awesome? Ask my boyfriend.
January 10, 2010 9:25 AM Subscribe
How do I stop feeling inadequate compared to my boyfriend?
posted by apophenia to human relations (26 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
My partner is a terrific person. He's a wonderful artist and musician. I am awkward and talentless. He has a wide social circle and we can't go out without him running into at least three people he knows. Also, due to being a recent transplant to this city (not because of BF. We met after I moved here), a lot of my social relations are BF's friends. Though I'm making friends of my own, they aren't as bountiful as the friends shared between BF and I. He's a patient, come-what-may kind of guy whereas I am prone to bouts of frustration and don't like things to not go as planned. (I guess you could call me a little bit neurotic.) Obviously, the patient, spontaneous guy is more fun to be around than the "nagging girlfriend" who clams up when she meets even more of his friends or wants to get to the train station 5 minutes early so as not to miss the train.
In summary, I feel like a horrible, unworthy, uptight, talentless loser tagging along with a person waaaay out of my league. I'm starting to resent my partner, obviously irrationally, for being awesome.
Please, Metafilter, help me regain my sanity.
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