Ditto Telly!

I think the important thing here is that you have finally pointed out to her one concrete way in which she rejects you. Not that you should feel guilty over admitting that you are smart. (It sounds like you have enough "guilt" or shame over that already.) She's the one who turned the conversation away from a discussion of Supreme Court nominees and on to her being surrounded by brainiacs.

Very interesting that she was giggling (in an embarrassed, uncomfortable way).

Muchos kudos to you for speaking up, letting her know *in that instant* that what she did felt like rejection. This H&O speaking up on your part is leading to more and more hope, IMHO.

me - 47 tired
H - 39 cool
married 2001
DS 8a think
DS 8b :crosseyedcrazy:
(Why is DS7b now a blockhead???)
(Ack! Now he's not even a blockhead, just a word! That's no fun!)