We look at other people and we see them through a lens whose perception is dictated by factors like our upbringing, our social status, the stereotypes that have been etched into our brains by our parents and the media over the course of our lives.
But that doesn’t mitigate the pain. Rationality is futile in heartache. I wonder what she would make of this, of watching him fall apart.
Reserve football time for getting your own stuff done.
Purgatory, among other things, means the place in the afterlife between heaven and hell.
Passive aggressive people LOVE communicating through notes, it’s the perfect way for them to let off steam and aggressively “put you in your place” while avoiding the conflict altogether.
In the end, just remember, this is about getting to know her friends. They are the decision makers. They hold your fate in palm of their hands.
Don’t ever burn bridges. You might need to cross them again.
Stick your game face on. Get work. Three jobs if necessary. Consider all your outgoings, rationalize, plan, change your lifestyle. Work your way back up above the parapet of financial disaster they dumped you in.
I had always been a bit of a romantic, wanting to sweep a girl off her feet and be that Prince Charming that I thought any girl would want.
Is it scary? Yes. Of course it is. But most things that are worth doing have their risks.