Wednesday, November 25, 2009
David: Long Term, Short Cut
A few weeks ago, a friend posted a status on Facebook that read:
Just found out my hairstylist is leaving NY. CRISIS.
I commented with: That situation would cause me much stress. My stylist is BY FAR my longest relationship in New York, at 8 years.
It got me thinking. In the decade I’ve lived in New York City, I’ve had 2 boyfriends. The longer of those relationships lasted just over 2 years.
I wondered, should I be concerned that I can only make a relationship last 2 years with someone I’m supposed to love, confide in, and share my life with; while someone who shaves my neck stays around for 8 years? Is it an indication of major intimacy problems? Or is it just a sign that I could very easily have a successful, long term relationship... if I just limited contact with my partner to one hour a month?
I was still thinking about it yesterday when I went for my monthly cut. My stylist greeted me with some great news: “I’m pregnant!”
One month off to have the baby, another 3 for maternity leave, and then plans to only return to work part time... I might have to find a new stylist.
My longest New York relationship may be coming to an end.