Wow…ok, let’s go for parts. First “I don’t think you’re ready for this.”
That’s the first thing out of Maggie’s mouth when she walks in, and if it isn’t her trying to protect herself I don’t know what it is. She knows Alex asked her to come over to try to fix things, I mean why else would she try to talk to her? but she is also weary. What if she forgives Alex and then she goes and breaks her heart again?
So she states her doubts right away, let’s Alex know she is not going to make this easy on her, no matter how much she cares about her. But what gets me, what makes me love Maggie even more is that she doesn’t shut Alex down. She states what she needs to and then is open to hear Alex.
Then of course, Alex gives her a not good enough explanation and Maggie calls her on it. And God, I swear the world would be a better place if we all were capable of doing this. But again, she doesn’t shut Alex off, she gives her a chance to keep explaining. She is always open to listen to her. And if that’s not the epitome of a healthy relationship, I don’t know what is.