That’s the line that the main character, Sarah, in the movie Labyrinth always forgets. I seem to forget it, too. She is saying it to the Goblin King, where as I need to say it to the guys in my life. Not literally though and I don’t believe they are aware at how much control I relinquish when I am interested in them.
Mainly, it’s all in my head where I keep it to myself. It’s only in the little things though. For instance, texting. I hate it if I text them and I don’t get a text back. I then find myself checking my phone like an obsessive teenager in the throes of puppy-love.
With Jorge, I relinquished a lot of control. Maybe even all of it. He was the one to dictate where, when, why, how we were going to do something. If he didn’t want to go to school, I stayed home with him. If he wanted to go out to eat, we went out. It was always his needs versus mine and I lost myself in him. He had a shit-ton of power over me.
Yet, if you let me have all the power over you, I’m bored. I lose interest and we eventually will not make it. This is what happened with a teenage boyfriend I had. We went to different high schools and he was kissing another girl so I found out and automatically had all the power. He would do anything to win back my affections, but because of that, I had lost all my interest in him.
Maybe I have Dad issues. I’ve yet to tell you all about my childhood, but we shall save that for another day.