Dear Sally,

Alicia’s a curious one. Somehow, in nearly the same breath, I told her that I tend to be a very private person and proceeded to go on about how terrible I feel about Chrissy. How did she do that? I just spilled to her, so easily, after spending so little time together.

Does it count as dating if part of the reason we spend time together is that neither of us really knows anyone else out here?

I haven’t split off yet. Haven’t begged off any excursions. I’ve actually invited her out.

This can’t be happening. Can it?