I just learned something that has upset me more than I would have expected and would like some input as to whether I am out of line or not.
A long time ago in a world far, far away (In about 1986 when I was in college), I dated this pretty cool girl named Amy. Amy was a good egg, and we had a ton of fun. As I remember it, we broke up over, well I can't remember why, but I remember her being emotional/threatening suicide when we broke up. I went on with life without looking back and have been married to a girl I love for 7 years. I found Amy's email address at our alumni website recently, wrote a "HI!" email, and we've sent some emails since.
Here's where it gets interesting. Apparently, we never broke up. That year, playing intramural football, I took a knee to the back of the head which sent me to the hospital with a bad concussion. Absolutely knocked me senseless. You hear about amnesia and think it's BS, but I tell ya folks, it happens and it sucks!!! I couldn't remember the names of my family members, but knew our insurance company. Very weird. Well, Amy just told me that we had not broken up, but when she saw me in the hospital, I said I didn't recognise her, so she went home and waited for me to call. I never did. I have no recollection of events several days prior to the injury, and forgot a whole lot of stuff, needing to relearn everything up to that point of the semester, so I believe her.
It breaks my heart that I did that to someone, although in a way, I didn't really do anything knowingly. Why am I so upset by this? Should I be? I don't "want her back" at all, but can't get past this?
So. Am I an ass?