So he says he's stressed and has way too much to do right now.
Not as an excuse for not seeing me. Not as a reason why he hasn't text. Just if I ask him how he is, or what he's up to, that's the reply I get.
Half of me hears the alarm bells. These sort of excuses have been used on me before, by others.
The other part of me? Doesn't believe that is what this guy is like.
I told him today if he needed a rant about anything, he knew where I was. That I was a good listener, and I would hopefully talk to him soon. He replied to that saying "Thanks for that ;-) just got so much on and stressed out to the max".
So I guess I've kinda left the ball in his court for now. I'll see what happens. To be honest, I hadn't even expected a response to the previous text, so I did appreciate that he replied. But who knows what is going to happen now. Let's face it - based on past experience, I'm not going to get my hopes up. But I'm going to try not to think too negatively. I do believe that he's very busy and has a lot on. I would like to think that even if he doesn't have time for me, we could still try and be friends in the meantime. I do still think very highly of him and he is essentially the only person I'm now still really in touch with from high school (if you don't count other facebook friends who I barely am in contact with).
Of course, if he is just going to use this whole busy-ness thing as an excuse to just lose contact with me, then I probably won't think highly of him for much longer . . .
I'm trying to not let it get to me too much for the moment. Let's see how long that lasts!