I could go on and explain the type of psychological manipulation and emotional abuse that is so common amongst Horrible Bosses, but we can compare notes another day. For now, let’s talk about survival mode.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things just aren’t going your way in your social life.
1. Your early 20s are a hot mess, and if they’re not, you’ll likely regret it later on. Just embrace it. 2. Don’t buy a condo. CONDO FEES. And re: condos.
I am, of course, the opposite of everything you are. I am young, free, beautiful, selfish, melancholy. I smile derisively on command; I am reckless with my emotions and his. I walk tall and never look back.
But I can definitely understand why, as a waitress, it would be jarring to take an order and try to pretend like you don’t see the baby and the breast bouncing right in your field of vision.
And he tells you about her. You knew about her, of course, but you were hoping it was choice, not circumstance that made him leave. He tells you otherwise.
Success means nothing without failure. Bear with me this one second as I enter the inadvisable realm of The Cliché: if you fail, it means you tried.
I need feminism because asking for help doesn’t make me weak, and refusing help doesn’t make me a ball buster.
Meet him young, at a time when you’re not old enough to realize how precious he is.