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At one scene he is shown to spend New Year's Eve celebration alone, sitting at a restaurant, but seems to feel comfortable with the situation.
first break-up), and Big can't shed his ingrained emotional pessimism to fully embrace Carrie as a partner.
They break up repeatedly, over the course of two years for those reasons, before Big marries a gorgeous twenty-six-year-old socialite and Ralph Lauren employee named Natasha (Bridget Moynahan) after dating her for only five months.
This hurts Carrie, as she wonders why he could take steps with Natasha that he refused to take with Carrie. Big had simply skipped many of the important emotional steps before marriage, many of which he had definitely, if slowly, taken with Carrie, ironically creating the problems of distance and unavailability between Big and Natasha, which Carrie had so feared in their own relationship.
But their sexual chemistry always remains just below the surface, and their friendship never remains strictly platonic.
After reading Carrie's book, Big begins to understand how much he has hurt her, and he empathizes further when a woman he is dating treats him in a fashion similar to the way Big has treated Carrie: at arm's length, eschewing true intimacy.
Absent for most of season six, Big suddenly reappears in Carrie's life near the end of the season, once again at the wrong time.