Re: Responsibility for other people's decisions
As always I remain honest with my FWBs, the question is whether they are being honest with me, and whether I should respect their word as their own decision or rely on my own instincts to discern what I would consider the truth, and then making decisions for them based on my own one-sided understanding of the situation - while ultimately their decision to stay or leave is not even mine to begin with.
This is the dilemma, worrying about the "what ifs" have been the cause of many black holes in my mental processes over the years, leading to a lot of pointless anxiety. So I question them now.
As for my single lifestyle vs a relationship, if an opportunity for a relationship with a woman who is compatible with me comes, sure. No such opportunity is in front of me at the moment.