I tried so hard to let down my walls. I tried to let him in. I tried to allow him some semblance of intimacy; as much as I could manage.
But, even though he demanded those things of me, he didn't give me anything in return.
And that is not the kind of friendship I generally have with people.
He will never be as close to me as Churro. Not even remotely like Oose, Coyote, or Button. He doesn't understand the way I forge friendships with people. Not only did he go about it the wrong way, but he also doesn't know how to exert the right kind of effort.
I will never trust him.
Therefore, I'm done trying.
This is why I don't date.