"It doesn't matter anyway if I can't sustain a proper relationship with a partner," I said. "I'm not keen to be a single mother. I'm not even certain whether I want to have kids, actually."
Nix nodded as if it were perfectly normal for a woman to be unable to have a functional relationship and to reject the idea of bearing offspring.
"I don't know anyone like me, well except for my best mate Jackie," I said. "But, I don't think she wants to be in a relationship anyway."
"Trust me," Nix said. "Many men and women have difficulty with relationships."
"The whole thing makes me sad because I can't seem to work out what to do," I said.
"What would you like to do?" Nix said.
"I'd like to learn how to function in a proper relationship so I can stop packing a sad," I said. "And, there is this guy in Los Angeles I fancy quite a lot. But, he already has a partner and is unavailable. I'm having a difficult time coming to grips with it, and it has left me feeling gloomy and miserable."
There I'd said it, as bloody ridiculous as I knew it all had sounded. I gripped the arms of the chair to stop myself from making a quick dash out of the office.
"That must be painful for you," Nix said.
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