I hold a strict policy of automatic grudges against people everyone likes.
There are some people whose turbulent waves of behaviors will drown you no matter how well you think you can swim.
There are a lot of things wrong with this particular approach to getting your girlfriend to agree to reenter a relationship with you. Probably the biggest problem is that it’s a PowerPoint presentation.
By picking him up again, i guess you’re just lost, baby. Lost.
She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.
I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available. I stay with him because I choose to everyday that I wake up, everyday that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.
Balance is of the essence,’ she said. ‘That appies to all good, harmonious relationships. Balance in guilt, balance in shame and pangs of conscience.
Moreover, in conversations with women, men do most of the talking (Haas,
1979), and despite hackneyed stereotypes about women being more talkative
than men, we’re apparently used to this pattern. When people listen to record-
ings of conversations, they think it’s more disrespectful and assertive for a
woman to interrupt a m~ than vice versa (Lafrance, 1992).
I finally made friends with my father when I entered my twenties. We had so little in common when I was a boy, and I am certain I had been a disappointment to him. He did not ask for a child with a book of its own world. He wanted a son who did what he had done: swam and boxed and played rugby, and drove cars at speed with abandon and joy, but that was not what he had wound up with.
Time and attention are the most precious gifts we can give.