Here's my story,I apologize if it's too long.
I've been single for about 2 years which was fine because I was recovering from a bad relationship-I was trying to be someone I am not with someone who was definitely wrong for me but I needed someone and I thought he would see how good,cool,exciting and wonderful I am so he would make it last (because that's what attracted him in the first place,right?).
I moved to Dublin and I met a guy through a mutual friend. While she was introducing us there were more people coming to dinner. Little did I know one of them was his girlfriend because the look he gave when we met me was quite clear. He wasn't paying any special attention to her and they seemed more as friends like everyone else in the group.
He kept giving me glances throughout the evening but I didn't want to respond in front of everyone (note:I didn't know at the time his gf was present). I did like him instantly.
Later when my friend and I were going home she told me the girl that was among other people was his girlfriend,but they keep breaking up and making up. From then on he was off limits for me,I don't want to do anything with taken men or the ones in complicated situations.
Months later we meet up after friendly chat on social network and he tells me he broke up with his girlfriend because he tried for years to be there for her but her mental illness was stronger so he let her go. In the meantime my friend told me about the girl's condition so I knew he wasn't making this up. He then invites me to his place saying he really likes me and that we wouldn't do anything I didn't want. My gut feeling tells me I shouldn't go with him because we are not in the same place,I have the feeling he wants to sleep with me but nothing more.So I tell him I've heard things like this before and all I really want to do is watch movies and fall asleep. He agrees and we go to his place. He respected my wishes.
In the middle of the night his phone rings, he gets a few texts. He ignores it but then his ex calls him and he answers. She can't sleep so she calls him. He tries to calm her and assure her that he'd call in the morning. A few days later we do the same thing,I come over but say I don't want to rush things. Again,middle of the night, she calls a couple of times. Same thing only this time he has to go pick her up at the airport because she thought she was going to fly to see her family. He then tells me he can't be with her anymore because he has tried everything and it drained him emotionally and she is giving nothing in return because she is ill but he also says he will not abandon her because she is a good person,they've been through a lot and she helped him when he needed it.
I thought it was admirable and a friendly gesture of him to do so so I offered him money for the taxi. He said he would pay back in the next few days,esp.since I'm recently unemployed...
He then goes to pick her up and tells me he would call me. In the meantime I get really sick,a flu,I couldn't speak. He called me after a few days and I told him to text me. He texted that he is busy but that he would get back in touch. He never did. I tried for days to get a text from him to let me know what happened that say,no feedback. He said he'd give me my money back,he hasn't. My texts go unanswered. From time to time I provoke him to respond something like it's been really tough lately...
I never started the pursuing,he did. He even gave me hope that he was more than I initially thought of him and that I should give him a chance. Now I feel bad about myself, moping, thinking about what could have been. Even if they made up again,which they probably did,I just wonder why I couldn't get a simple note,a text,something,an ending. Not knowing and being ignored is the worst. I could live with everything else. He gave me the worst time of my life and I don't have many friends here so telling me to chill out with them isn't really an option... But how do I make him to at least call me and pay me back? I don't want to sponsor him and his on/off girlfriend,I just wanted to help in that moment.
I feel stupid and used.