During these past few months where I am trying to change my life for the better, I’ve adopted the mantra “Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable”. As per the parent – I felt highly anxious and angry and hurt and helpless, weekly for over 12 years, at being left by her, especially as she chose to often be with others. Put yourself up on that pedestal and take care of YOU. The loneliness is tough, but I keep thinking of things to do. We also don’t acknowledge where our concept of how long it’s going to take to do something or get somewhere, is inaccurate. The days went by so fast and I never accomplished anything. He has done nothing wrong. Yeah, the whole invite me over then put some other womens picture out! Dating advice is outside the scope of this site, with this article being a semi-exception. That made life easier. If we consistently listen to ourselves and learn from those times when we don’t, we will get into a loving, caring, trusting and respectful relationship with ourselves. For you to be cringing it sounds like you are still accepting the blame/responsibility. Perhaps as you saw your mother doing all those years ago. You’re meeting up. They took out their frustration and anger on you. As Yoda says: “There is no try. I think it’s rude that he didn’t call me back to confirm and make plans. Someones lateness is not my personal issue to deal with – it is theirs. Habitual lateness (super late people) is just an extension of this whole carrying on as if we’re busier than a world leader. This post has revolutionised the way I now view people who steal my time. If it takes me a half hour to shower, dress, do my hair, and put on make-up, and half an hour to get my breakfast, then I know I need to get up by 6:25. No one ever said something was ’too much’, only too little. For me, it’s always, ALWAYS the same pattern and I get my heart broken every time. It feels a lot better knowing that I’m not rushing around like a nut case, and it also feels good to know that I’ve grown up. Dear Alice, My boyfriend is always late when we have something planned. I do remember that my gut feeling as a result of this, was that she was inexperienced/focusing on things not important or happening – and I didn’t act on it because at the time I felt there was no other alternative – so no I didn’t want to be vulnerable with this person in reality and it may have been some form of unconscious control because I didn’t trust her? It’s because they don’t feel a sexual connection with you.And that’s most likely because you haven’t taken the right actions to facilitate that attraction. Repressed ones pile up and ultimately drain you. This keeps you in fact less prepared, worse prepared, more prickly, harder for people to deal with. People can only treat us how we allow them to, however, and anyone who waits around for four hours is saying, “Treat me any way you want. As for your ex, projecting much, buddy????? My boss came over quickly and was smiling and happy and said something like ‘did you just find it?’ And I said, yes, someone put it in there afterwards. and this causes him to sabotage any attempts to do otherwise but be late? Date night comes and where the hell is your guy? that being ‘good’ and striving to be ‘perfect’ is the route to not only getting what you want but also being *worthy* of it. The best way for us to fill those old voids and meet unmet needs is to take care really bloody care of us now through self-care, self-work, but also through choosing nourishing relationships, opportunities and things that allow us to heal, grow and learn. Good luck Veracity…. Letting Go of a Relationship That Doesn’t Exist, Breaking Up With and Getting Over a Married/Attached Man. I don’t know what he wants. I'd be annoyed and leave after about 15 minutes. It's OK to ask for help. Others know what is and isn't permissible when you communicate it. Espresso A good many meetings, presentations etc require one to HAVE to get there early because you must mute your phone, fire up your laptop, reread the agenda and so on so walking in the door right at the start time is actually late. The worst part was her friends didn’t know each other, so we all stood there for half an hour in the tiny restaurant lobby with no chairs, waiting for her and marveling. Getting ready to go anywhere was fraught with unnecessary drama and angst. We walked to school together. To chronically keep folk waiting is either because the person doesn’t care or their life is a disaster they never get out the door in time. The whole point of Andy’s post is that he finally became aware of his bad behavior and now he wants to fix it. 30 minutes if made known, 15 minutes if not to include find me in the movie theatre. I mean I used to wait because I just wanted to see him so bad. This veneer of appearing ‘fine’ and keeping things to yourself keeps people at a distance. During one of our first dates, my boyfriend was very late at meeting me for an outing we had planned. For me, there is definitely something going on with my time. I really want to meet my other half and settle down. I told him that I checked twice and I don’t have the paperwork. This is one of the reasons why I'm in favor of cell phone access in the subway. We are supposed to go out to a movie tomorrow, he called and left a message a couple days ago saying let’s go for a movie Monday night. The ex AC would do this. I enjoyed making every episode, but it took making eighty or so to zone in on how I wanted to do things. Did you expect the train/ plane wait for you??? She frequently sent barbed comments my way. I told him he’s not worth another second of my life and his actions clearly show his words are bullshit. I sat there in my dorm room, showered, hair curled, makeup on…. I was raised by a woman who was habitually late. This guy is always looking for better. I don’t understand him at all. Yep you are right – you know its not the norm when you are the only person left standing there, every week – I hated that doorway – I knew it better than my own frontdoor and it was as exposed as anything. Why reply if you have zero understanding of my problem? While we were waiting, she said that this wasn’t a big deal at all. If I mattered, he would ensure he was on time. My two-year-old self served a twenty-six-year sentence for my parents breakup. Usually he checks in, but I could be doing other things. which sadly I should be surprised about but am not, having experienced it before – I have had to get other support to help do this – I tried handling it on my own which just didn’t work – too many years being made to feel so bad for things that just weren’t in perspective. This guy has crossed the line and I don’t deserve that. We know when we’re going to be fifteen minutes late and a person who is four hours late knew this some time between one and two hundred and forty minutes before they decided that they would bother to show up. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. And then we let fear take over if we don’t know, immediately blocking us from getting grounded. In my work it’s mandatory to turn up on time for meetings and any sessions re in house computer programming training. really and start with one step and then take another until you achieve your goal. Honestly, I'd probably order and start eating. That is your prerogative. Truly, very foolish of me. I don’t even have to think about it. Link in bio and available on all podcast players. You KNOW he is using you when he wants and this will never turn into a real loving relationship. All the better. I absolutely feel anxious – all the time, about everything. I am avoiding being at peace within my own home. When I was in my twenties, I struggled with getting places on time. Then I resist the urge to ‘save’ them from the consequences for their lack of planning. Just half kidding. I took a couple of days off and had a much needed tall microbrew (haven’t been drinking) and took myself out to a concert! You feel alone and struggle with things for way longer than necessary. Maybe he wanted to get physical on the first date and you showed no interest in doing so. I know a savvy assclown who can say all the right things. This is as much a note to self as it is a public service announcement. Coworker did not contact me until I was at work on Monday and we happened to run into each other – no overt action on her part. I get it. I’ve gone from being a person who was often late, and considered flaky, to having the reputation of being very reliable and punctual. Yours and my EUMs are man-boys. I’ve been in an experience where I was bullied at work. We moved home when I was about nine to about six miles away so I was a bit more isolated after 5 years of this class but I can remember contemplating the bus at quite an early age and feeling absolutely fearless about it. That way, he doesn’t get his hopes up and expect a second date. On your first date, it is only natural and human to talk about oneself a little. No, sometimes I don't reply back to my girlfriend for a day or so and we've been dating for years. So many of us have learned to keep up a front. Talk to them, help them dig deeper to understand what are some other (sometimes it is internal and illusive) issues they are having that are making them late. Now: I’m going to assume you want to know how to get a girlfriend and hope to keep her around. If it turns out they had a plausible emergency, they get one more try. Turns out that he didn’t end up calling at all!!! Some agree the time and then show at the time that they always intended to. This is not a family, you cannot ‘require them to do so’ in terms of protecting you – you must experiment with different ways till you figure out how to make it work for you in this job. “Uptight” seems to be a favourite. We are not in a relationship anymore, but there is this constant dynamic between us where he seems to want to be with me, but then not. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. It didn’t seem harsh. So in terms of solutions; work on your anxiety. You might feel like a scapegoat. If your date is always late, you could fuss and fume--or you could find more positive ways of helping them to be on time. Sometimes, actually, a lot of the time, we project our feelings, and then we get mad when they aren’t mutual. My current bf, who is the keeper, was late picking me up for our first date. First dates are always a risk. e.g. 13. It’s these assumptions and judgments that stop us from humanising ourselves and others. I am NOT impressed. I distinctly recall a woman who was pursuing a friendship with me. While most men are happy to pay on the first date, many are wary of dating a woman who never pulls out her purse. I don’t know why I still want him!!! You didn’t/don’t deserve that. The last half of our relationship was basically me telling him, in various ways, how he simply did not respect my time and I was sick of it. I wouldn’t be very pleased with someone who kept asking about another (available) woman on what were supposed to be dates with me. There is no lateness gene :). As a courtesy they gave me 15 minutes. Owch Andy. I always pre-empt it by telling people that I’m always late and let people know by phone or text when I’m running late, believing that absolves me from any blame and that other people should be okay with it. Another interesting dynamic is that while he had me sitting at his house waiting, it was almost like he planted hurtful things so I would see them. Take care of you. It’s helped me work through this a little bit more in my own head. Also a very insecure lady. Dont work yourself up; remember, this is anxiety talking. I will wait up to 30 minutes if they let me know they are running late. I am going to take a vacation again but I should not think too far ahead. It isn’t that I’m just late for friends who may not express displeasure about it, it happens with work, transport, appointments etc and has a detrimental effect across all areas of my life. I didn’t like this as I felt like he wanted to get to know her too because she lived closer to him. They’re only human, of course, but don’t dismiss what you’ve experienced. I told her I didn’t have it. My ex was habitually late when we had plans. There have been other times where he wasn't late but his time management issues caused for plans to be ruined. These were my choices, and I believed I was doing the ‘right’ thing. Hearing this from my own brain means I don’t need to hear it from him. I talk about why no isn't a dirty word on the current episode (199) of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. Half hour late with no notice and you act like it's no big deal- there's going to be an issue. And more importantly, I can now play politics much better because I dont get sucked into the moment and being reactive. At 16 minutes, i either order from the waitress (if it is in a restaurant) and plan to begin eating when the food arrives — or i simply leave. But being expectwd to be a doormat is unacceptable. Instead of helping you, her reaction hurt you. I guess that’s over and done with. I told him I loved him, but then he seemed unsure about what to say back (it was a stupid, drunken text). My boss is passive. Believe me, people have learned FAST. I’ve written a previous answer about a married couple I knew that had this problem. He would test me. Similarly dont let that other guy see that you are avoiding him – he is probably feeding off your vulnerability. Anyways, I know he’ll text back eventually (he always does). It became a power struggle where he would say ” I have a right to do things the way I want and why should we do things your way all the time” and suggesting I was being demanding and unreasonable. I’ve promised myself that I will do better at being shouty about things I've done or am doing. Work is not your family. I don't know why I even wait, but I really care about him. He told me later that he’d felt really shocked by my response, and that the reason he’d been late was because he’d been tidying his flat so that it was in a fit state for me to visit, and that I should appreciate that. You’re absolutely right, April Showers!! I just expect of myself and work me to the end result. A card from another woman sitting on the coffee table, or a gift from someone. The most confusing thing was finding that strangers were actually kinder and more attentive than my own parents and this was a bad thing? The worst instance was senior prom. He would text or call with varying excuses. 10. She struggles with superficial friendships and often feels lost and at sea.Her family live far away from her, all around the world and she surrounds herself with friends to bat away loneliness. Now I say WOW and it feels overwhelming. I suppose that depends why they're late and their attitude, how late they are, and how often they're late. Perhaps sit with someone else to help you with this – like a therapist. He messed up and didn’t give me the paperwork and must have forgotten. People kept looking at me, that looking at you to see how your doing/dealing with something. This guy might not have gotten what he wanted on the date. I’m sorry you felt Mephista’s style wasn’t helpful to you – you are obviously very sensitive about this issue and I am sure will find a way through. If however the guy you are going out on a date with is going on forever and a day about his life, his job, his car, his family, his dogs …his, his his …. She is being paid to help you work through these sorts of things. Also, I met him with a friend and she happens to live close to him, I’m about a 45 min drive for him. Years ago I subscribed to:   http://www.flylady.net/. I like this method because you start with a visualization of what you want to accomplish. I mean I used to wait because I just wanted to see him so bad. I suppose if your EU were capable of admitting or acknowledging any of those things, your EU wouldn’t be emotionally unavailable!! Mine used to tell me to meet him at his house when we were going on a day trip. I had to be willing to make those episodes first, though, and listen. You have ZERO responsibility for ANYTHING that happened when you were a child. Perhaps folk that don’t have anything going on in their lives assume others don’t either. I realised how wrong my behaviour was, changed and I now make great effort to be on time. He was also the biggest cheap arsed b*stard I’d ever been out with, he preferred to stay at home watching films and smoking weed than take me out, and any time we were at(his) family occasions, he’d be in the bathroom snorting cocaine, while I sat akwardly wondering why he kept leaving me by myself – so f*cking rude and so naive of me. Now I have an utterly inflexible 15 minute rule. But we all need it. He took care of it. And it should be to him too. ….. 1/ not getting another more experienced therapist to support me for nine months – just feeling guilty and confused 2/ not dumping my ex’s a%% there and then – just feeling guilty and hard done by 3/ not allowing myself to realise that what my mother did to me as a child, counted, now that I’m an adult and not getting help for it – just feeling guilty, hard done by and confused. And refuse to discuss it with them. Being late? Some people remember how awful it felt to watch others keep people waiting or to be the person who was kept waiting (e.g. It might be our health that proves to be the alarm bell that finally makes us slow down and listen after we ignored earlier warning signs. *I have been actively adjusting my boundaries and expectations as I receive new information. When we “fall” for someone, it is hard to accept that they did not “fall” too. I have accepted responsibility for my mistake by asking myself what can I do? At the time I freeze and then later I feel terrified and hyper vigilant. But you are making a choice to feel like that. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. I added a note above about thinking someone (his subordinate?) 30 minutes and I'm leaving, texting them not to bother coming. It was an automatic reaction – to take the blame. I am spending my time recklessly when all this alone time (which feels endless) could be directed at chaos eviction. What to do when a guy is late for a date: FREE Download: These 12 Irresistible Text Messages will Make Him Yours... #7 Will Blow Your Mind! …power plays…politics. What we do or we don’t accept in terms of our own timekeeping and that of others, is personal, so what’s OK for one person or a particular relationship isn’t going to work for another. A lot of it is down to procrastination and a manifestation of depression, but having read this I’m starting to understand that there is a slight passive-aggressive element in there relating to my parents and wanting some sort of control. The thing is, we don’t live in a meritocracy environment, and many of the things that we’ve been taught to believe are ‘good’ are about compliance, silencing, suppressing and ignoring ourselves (often to advance someone else’s self-interest), and trying to control the uncontrollable. I asked before to walk with others if they lived near me but this often wasn’t allowed or they weren’t going home and had to be arranged before hand – from this – I know my mother would have killed me if I’d not have been there when she turned up – probably from having a heart attack thinking that something would have happened to me ironically – the worst thing that happened to me in my life stemmed from learned behaviour because of my parents over many experiences – they don’t teach you that in school but they do teach – stranger danger. When I was in high school, I had a friend who was always late. He just likes to make me wait. Congratulations! I’m in what feels like a dangerous situation at work with a director who treats the rules like they do not apply to him and our time as not as important as his. I realised that a guy I was dating was probably not going to be anything other than that after he’d left me waiting on the sea front for 20 minutes on a really foul day – rain coming in horizontally, wind speeds of 50 mph, all that – then turned up with a smile “How can you ever forgive me? One guy just came up with a date… And do they even care about my feelings, my needs, my security? Felt feelings feel so much better than repressed ones. My boss did send an email saying last minute requests have to go to him. The ex who popped back up into my life recently used to do this to me all the time when we were dating before. But he keeps texting me periodically (every few months when I was in another relationship) but then he doesn’t follow through to get together. Ignoring him with zero explanation (he doesn’t deserve one) is not rude. This is very timely for me. I can sit and iron all my summer clothes (which I did). Calla, you are doing some MAJOR projection. You’re right about there being nothing urgent that couldn’t go unfinished. I find the the therapist encounter very thought provoking. There is only Do.”. I’ve said we can be friends, but he seemed unhappy that I just wanted to be friends. So I feel like I am back to being the scapegoat of the ‘family’ and not sure if the person/people I rely on to ‘protect’ me, to support me, is/are willing or capable of doing so. Thanks for the request. I have been dating a guy for 9 weeks and we’ve been exclusive now for 2. Thanks for another great post! Not being late when we had plans to meet, but cancelling on me repeatedly (and last minute) and taking forever to text me back (days sometimes!). Woo hoo!!! There was one guy who didn’t follow through on plans to come out and see me. I think I allowed my initial reaction to his lack of communication, the person who trained me’s opinion of him, and my issues cloud affect my judgement. to then when I asked on Thursday what he was doing for his birthday Friday he out of nowhere didn’t respond and didn’t even invite me to his own bday party. I sort of forgot how much that all hurt because I hadn’t seen him for a long time. I was regularly left every week outside at the one class I went to as a child by my mother – to the point where the teacher regularly had a go at me on a weekly basis for a tardy mother – she never said much direct to my mother but would happily have a go at me in private and public regularly – I would pass the info on every time but my mother – never apologising, or doing anything to sort it out, would do the same over again – in favour of spending time doing things with my brother. If it's less than that, I'd wait. Perspective – balance, rather than black or white thinking – about myself – let alone what anyone else thinks or asserts on me. If I am making dinner, be on time, damn it, I might be serving a souffle. Unfortunately the best recourse is often to find another job. Heart of gold. For me when I am broken hearted the last thing I want to see is a dirty house or things out of order. You were likely feeling hurt, scared, and abandoned. Anyhow I NEED to focus on my house. I’m just gone and on my merry way. it’s really The fire still burns. I think I’ll take the prescription anxiety meds to get me through this time. There's a younger version of you for every age, every moment of your life. that being ‘good’ and striving to be ‘perfect’ is the route to not only getting what you want but also being *worthy* of it. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Get inspired to do a project look at these websites (below). If someone is late to anything(except for my childhood friends-they're always late) I tend to lose interest in that person. And so it goes. 2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to date an over-achieving, busy guy, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on love, including dating advice for career-driven women and our recent discussion on whether there is an alpha and a beta in your relationship.. They put the key ideas and actionable insights from an episode into under 15-minutes. Episodes so far by me include ones on friendship, bandwidth, over-responsibility, emotional unavailability and roles. OH Gosh Calla, I recognise that and yes, it is called control and it just plain mean paltry behaviour… and manipulative. Early bird catches the worm. I’ll be professional, but I’m not taking it lying down. I am sure he had a good time with you, but it was not a steppingstone to “more” in his world. but nothing changed. They were wrong, Oona. When she showed up, she acted like it was a cute thing to do. Then, one beautiful, sunny day, my friends were waiting on me to leave for a weekend road trip we had been looking forward to for weeks. This post got me thinking about what would happen if, instead of making excuses and managing down expectations, EUs told the truth. Yep, there is “Indian Time” meaning you get there when you get there but that’s for stuff such as feasts, pow wows, events where no one is kept waiting for you. There are folks out there who've committed actual crimes who've served far shorter sentences. Thats right – he was such a deeply unhappy person that getting out of bed was something he did not want to do everyday. Funny how, then, the more I people-pleased and engaged in perfectionism was the worse I felt. You didn’t deserve that. One day, I gasped at my reflection–I’d fed myself to swine. Anyway, he would text me I miss you, wish you were with me tonight on Sunday-Thursday and in 5 weeks time disappeared on me two Fridays and one Saturday in a short period of time with ridiculous sob stories as an afterthought. I did have one incident early on in the friendship part, where he was 2 hours late with no notice as usual, and I just left my house and let him waste a trip (50 minutes each way). I think I was partially wrong about my boss. about it. Plus you give yourself some wiggle room. When a guy cancels a date, what to say is very important because this will really leave an impression to the guy. If you say yes because you basically emotionally blackmailed you into it, you were afraid to say, or you didn’t consider you as a human being and acted like you have no needs or that it's ok for you to suffer instead of saying no, your yes is inauthentic and problematic. Something I learned from the experience of starting from zero and running a marathon less than four months later as well as how wounded I've felt when things still haven't worked out how I think they should have given ’everything I did’ is that I never learned when enough was enough. Besides, I have guaranteed appreciation for everything I do for me. Should I just ignore him when he does or say something and then go no contact so he at least knows why? But if this is your friend or your lover perhaps you might want to try to take a higher perspective. Thank you, Suki! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Unfortunately that wasn’t enough for me to stop seeing him, but it was one of the most hurful things he could have done because it was intentional. So he still would stand me up, only he would give the apology – not really an improvement. Of course I was late for school, and I still didn’t learn my lesson when I was punished for being late by my teacher; whereas, her teacher was lenient, and she went unpunished. AskWomen: A subreddit dedicated to asking women questions about their thoughts, lives, and experiences; providing a place where all women can comfortably and candidly share their responses in a non-judgmental space. You think you’re doing everything right. angry? I did NOTHING but grieve. If someone is putting their hands on you and you dont like it, stand up out of that chair and cross your arms. He WANTED to. I was relieved at her every eventual arrival because it meant I would escape further abuse from the teacher at that point, but this relief was temporarary because the relationship with my mother was non existant in reality and her presence/ her own abuses of me would start up – especially once I told her about her being late again and/or about the teachers behaviour towards me. 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